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  Russell Sage (1816-1906) — also known as "The Sage of Troy"; "The Money King"; "Father of Puts and Calls"; "Old Straddle" — of Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y.; New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Verona, Oneida County, N.Y., August 4, 1816. Whig. Merchant; banker; Rensselaer County Treasurer; delegate to Whig National Convention from New York, 1848; U.S. Representative from New York 13th District, 1853-57; railroad builder; arrested in 1869 and charged with violation of New York usury laws by charging high interest rates on loans; fined and sentenced to five days in prison, which was later suspended. On December 4, 1891, Henry Norcross, a stockbroker, brought a bomb to Sage's office in New York City as part of an extortion scheme; when his demands were refused, he detonated the bomb, but Sage suffered only minor injuries. Died in Lawrence, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., July 22, 1906 (age 89 years, 352 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Prudence (Risley) Sage (1778-1865) and Elisha Sage, Jr. (1779-1854); married, January 23, 1840, to Maria-Henrie Winne (died 1867); married, November 24, 1869, to Margarett Olivia Slocum (died 1918); fourth great-grandnephew of Robert Treat; second cousin once removed of Edgar Jared Doolittle; second cousin twice removed of Jonathan Brace; third cousin once removed of Thomas Kimberly Brace, Alvah Nash and Dwight May Sabin; third cousin twice removed of Josiah Cowles; fourth cousin once removed of Daniel Chapin, Orsamus Cook Merrill, Timothy Merrill (1781-1836), Daniel Upson, Greene Carrier Bronson, Daniel Kellogg, John Russell Kellogg, John Adams Taintor, John Calhoun Lewis, Millard Fillmore, Daniel Fiske Kellogg, Henry G. Taintor, Henry Gould Lewis and Daniel Frederick Webster.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Marshall Clement Sanford, Jr. (b. 1960) — also known as Mark Sanford; "The Love Gov" — of South Carolina. Born in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Fla., March 28, 1960. Republican. U.S. Representative from South Carolina 1st District, 1995-2001; Governor of South Carolina, 2003-11. In June 2009, he disappeared from the state capital and was unavailable for several days; his office said he was "hiking the Appalachian Trail." In truth, he had gone to Argentina for an extramarital affair; the scandal ended his chances as a presidential candidate. Still living as of 2011.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article
  Joseph Santosuosso (1877-1968) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Newton, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Taurasi, Italy, July 18, 1877. Democrat. Naturalized U.S. citizen; physician; lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928; in 1933, he was attorney for General Equipment Corporation, in a lawsuit against the city of Boston for damages caused by subway constuction; he and others worked out a scheme in which Mayor James M. Curley would obtain $85,000 from the city to settle the claim, of which $50,000 was improperly retained by Santosuosso and Curley; in 1937, the city successfully sued both men for the return of the $50,000. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., March, 1968 (age 90 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Elizabeth (DiPesa) Santosuosso and Vincenzo Santosuosso (1854-1919); brother of Alfred Santosuosso (1889-1963); married, August 7, 1900, to Louise Moltedo.
  Charles Earl Sapp (1859-1912) — also known as Charles E. Sapp — of Crescent Hill, Jefferson County, Ky.; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Missouri, February 15, 1859. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1896, 1900; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 5th Kentucky District, 1899-1901. Republican boss of Louisville, allied with William S. Taylor; indicted, with two others, in March 1902, on federal charges of extorting payments from federal employees for political contributions; pleaded guilty in March 1903, and fined $500 plus costs. Died, from double pneumonia, in St. Louis, Mo., March 10, 1912 (age 53 years, 24 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Married to Nellie Williamson.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Kenneth E. Saunders, Sr. — also known as Butch Saunders — of Asbury Park, Monmouth County, N.J. Mayor of Asbury Park, N.J., 1997-2001. Convicted on federal bribery conspiracy charges, December 2003; pleaded guilty to filing false federal tax returns, February 3, 2004. February 3, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  W. M. Saunders — Delegate to Florida state constitutional convention from Gadsden and Liberty counties, 1868; expelled from convention. Burial location unknown.
  Irving H. Saypol (1905-1977) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 3, 1905. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1949-51; prosecuted Ethel and Julius Rosenberg on espionage charges; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1952-68. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Knights of Pythias. Indicted in May 1976, along with Surrogate S. Samuel DiFalco, on bribery and perjury charges, in connection with an alleged scheme to obtain appraisal and auction commissions for Saypol's son; the charges were later dismissed. Died, of cancer, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 30, 1977 (age 71 years, 300 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Louis Saypol and Minnie (Michakin) Saypol; married, September 29, 1925, to Adele D. Kaplan.
  Joseph C. Scarpelli (born c.1939) — of Brick Township, Ocean County, N.J. Born about 1939. Mayor of Brick Township, N.J., 2006; resigned 2006; pleaded guilty in 2007 to federal bribery charges; sentenced to 18 months in prison and fined $5,000. Still living as of 2007.
  Max Schachtman (1904-1972) — of Floral Park, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Warsaw, Poland, September 10, 1904. Naturalized U.S. citizen; arrested during a demonstration on Wall Street in New York City, July 3, 1928, but charges against him were dismissed; became an open supporter of Leon Trotsky's opposition to Stalin about 1928, and was expelled from the Communist Party; became a major Trotskyist leader and theoretician, and one of the founders of the Socialist Workers Party; editor of The Militant newspaper; Workers candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1940 (23rd District), 1946 (15th District); Workers candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1941; broke with Trotskyism in 1948, and became more conservative in later life. Jewish ancestry. Member, League for Industrial Democracy. Died, in Long Island Jewish Hospital, New Hyde Park, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., November 4, 1972 (age 68 years, 55 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Schachtman and Sarah Schachtman; married to Billie Ramloff, Edith Harvey and Yetta Barsh (1925-1996).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Robert Cumming Schenck (1809-1890) — also known as Robert C. Schenck — of Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. Born in Franklin, Warren County, Ohio, October 4, 1809. Lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1839-43; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1843-51, 1863-71 (3rd District 1843-51, 1863-67, 5th District 1867-69, 3rd District 1869-71); U.S. Minister to Brazil, 1851-53; Great Britain, 1870-76; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. While U.S. minister to Great Britain in 1871, he promoted the sale of shares in the Emma Silver Mine Company, of which was a director; quietly sold his own shares before news about the mine's depletion caused their value to collapse. His diplomatic immunity enabled him to avoid facing fraud charges in a British court. Died in Washington, D.C., March 23, 1890 (age 80 years, 170 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.
  Cross-reference: John W. Chanler
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  John George Schmitz (1930-2001) — also known as John G. Schmitz — of California. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., August 12, 1930. Member of California state senate, 1965-70, 1979; U.S. Representative from California 35th District, 1970-73; defeated in Republican primary, 1972, 1976, 1984; American Independent candidate for President of the United States, 1972; reprimanded by the California Senate in 1982 over a press release issued by his office, which characterized a critic and her supporters with crude slurs; candidate in Republican primary for U.S. Senator from California, 1982. Catholic. Member, Young Americans for Freedom; John Birch Society; National Rifle Association; American Legion; Military Order of the World Wars; Knights of Columbus; Order of Alhambra; Toastmasters. Died, of prostate cancer, in the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., January 10, 2001 (age 70 years, 151 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Father of Mary Kay LeTourneau (Seattle teacher; convicted of child rape over her affair with a 13-year-old student).
  Campaign slogan: "When you're out of Schmitz, you're out of gear."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Eric Tradd Schneiderman (b. 1954) — also known as Eric T. Schneiderman — Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., December 31, 1954. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state senate 31st District; elected 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008; New York state attorney general, 2011-18; resigned 2018; Presidential Elector for New York, 2012; following published reports that he had physically abused four women; at first, he initially claimed that this had been sexual role playing, but within hours, he resigned his position; following an investigation, no criminal charges were brought. Jewish ancestry. Still living as of 2019.
  Relatives: Son of Irwin Schneiderman and Abigail (Heyward) Schneiderman; married 1990 to Jennifer Cunningham.
  See also Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Aaron Jon Schock (b. 1981) — also known as Aaron Schock — of Peoria, Peoria County, Ill. Born in Morris, Stevens County, Minn., May 28, 1981. Republican. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 2005-08; speaker, Republican National Convention, 2008 ; U.S. Representative from Illinois 18th District, 2009-15; resigned 2015; in 2014, news media reported that he had misused government funds to pay for lavish redecorating, international trips, and luxury items; he also claimed mileage reimbursements on his car for many more miles than he had actually driven; following these revelations, he resigned from Congress; indicted in November 2016; pled not guilty; trial pending. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  Henry P. Scholte (1805-1868) — of Pella, Marion County, Iowa. Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 25, 1805. Republican. Preacher; joined the dissenters from the national church of the Netherlands; tried in 1834 for teaching heresy, expelled from the church, fined, and imprisoned; helped organize a group which emigrated to Iowa in 1847; lawyer; postmaster; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1860. Dutch ancestry. Died August 25, 1868 (age 62 years, 335 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Pella, Iowa.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry M. Schriver — of Rock Island, Rock Island County, Ill. Mayor of Rock Island, Ill., 1911-15, 1919-23; on March 22, 1912, angry over personal attacks published by newspaper publisher and crime syndicate boss John Looney, he had Looney brought to the Rock Island police station and gave him a severe beating; during a riot on March 27, a sniper shot at the mayor in his office; convicted in 1923 on vice protection conspiracy charges. Burial location unknown.
  Terry Doyle Schrunk (b. 1913) — also known as Terry D. Schrunk — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Stayton, Marion County, Ore., March 10, 1913. Democrat. Fire fighter; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Multnomah County Sheriff, 1949-56; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1952; mayor of Portland, Ore., 1957-72; indicted in March, 1957 on bribery and perjury charges; tried and found not guilty; another indictment, for conspiracy to obtain wiretaps and other related charges, was dismissed in September, 1957. Presbyterian. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Purple Heart; Elks; Eagles; Freemasons. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Schrunk and Pearl Margaret (Doyle) Schrunk; married, May 17, 1936, to Virginia Dorothy Price.
  Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (b. 1947) — also known as Arnold Schwarzenegger; "Arnie"; "Conan the Republican"; "The Governator"; "The Austrian Oak" — of Brentwood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Thal, Styria, Austria, July 30, 1947. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; actor in numerous movies, including Pumping Iron, the Terminator series, Conan the Barbarian, Predator, Total Recall, and others; Governor of California, 2003-; he and his wife separated in 2011 after revealing that his sexual contact with a member of his household staff resulted in a child ten years earlier. Catholic. Austrian ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Gustav Schwarzenegger (1907-1972) and Aurelia (Jadrny) Schwarzenegger (1922-1998); married, April 26, 1986, to Maria Owings Shriver (daughter of Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr.; sister of Mark Kennedy Shriver (1964-); niece of John Fitzgerald Kennedy).
  Political family: Kennedy family.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Arnold Schwarzenegger: Arnold : The Education of a Bodybuilder (1977) — Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story (2012)
  Books about Arnold Schwarzenegger: Nigel Andrews, True Myths : The Life and Times of Arnold Schwarzenegger, from Pumping Iron to Governor of California — Susan Zannos, Arnold Schwarzenegger — Laurence Leamer, Fantastic : The Life of Arnold Schwarzenegger — Michael Blitz & Louise Krasniewicz, Why Arnold Matters: The Rise of a Cultural Icon — Ian Halperin, The Governator: From Muscle Beach to His Quest for the White House, the Improbable Rise of Arnold Schwarzenegger — Colleen A. Sexton, Arnold Schwarzenegger (for young readers)
  John F. Scibetta — of Lodi, Bergen County, N.J. Mayor of Lodi, N.J., 1960. Recalled from office on corruption charges in 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Harold Joseph Scott (b. 1938) — also known as Harold J. Scott — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., October 5, 1938. Democrat. School teacher; member of Michigan state house of representatives 80th District, 1973-77; resigned 1977; member of Michigan state senate 29th District, 1977-82. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Eagles. Convicted on rape charges and sentenced to prison in 1988. Still living as of 1988.
  Relatives: Brother of Thomas E. Scott (1943-).
  Anthony Scotto (b. 1934) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in 1934. Democrat. Longshoreman; vice-president, International Longshoremen's Association; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972; member of the Gambino crime family; charged in 1979 on 44 counts of accepting payoffs, evading income taxes and racketeering; tried and convicted on 33 of the counts; sentenced to five years in prison; released in 1984. Italian ancestry. Still living as of 2007.
  Relatives: Married to Marion Anastasio.
  James Patrick Screen, Jr. (1943-1994) — also known as Pat Screen — of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Born May 13, 1943. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, 1981-88; indicted, along with an aide, in 1987, on a felony malfeasance charge over management of a road improvement program; the charges were dismissed three days later. Catholic. Died, from a drug overdose, in a hotel room at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., September 12, 1994 (age 51 years, 122 days). Interment at Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Mausoleum, Baton Rouge, La.
  Relatives: Son of James Patrick Screen, Sr. (1914-1994) and Rosemary T. Screen (1921-2002); married to Kathleen Clare McCall.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bobby Seale (b. 1936) — also known as Robert George Seale — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., October 22, 1936. Joined U.S. Air Force in 1955; charged with insubordination and being AWOL, and dishonorably discharged; sheet metal worker; co-founder, with Huey Newton, of the Black Panther Party, 1966; one of eight defendants charged in 1969 with crossing state lines to incite a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago; the judge ordered him bound and gagged during the trial, and sentenced him to four years in prison for contempt of court; Peace and Freedom candidate for California state assembly 17th District, 1968; in 1970, he was charged in New Haven, Conn., with ordering the murder of Alex Rackley, a Black Panther who had confessed to being a police informant; the jury was unable to reach a verdict, and the charges were eventually dropped; candidate for mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1973. African ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Gideon Searles (c.1807-1882) — of Cattaraugus County, N.Y. Born about 1807. Member of New York state assembly from Cattaraugus County, 1846; canal superintendent. Arrested in 1863, and charged with attemping to bribe Assemblyman Elias M. Bostwick by offering him $500 to vote for the Broadway Railroad bill. While walking on the Buffalo, New York & Philadelphia railroad track, was struck and killed by a train, near Franklinville, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., July 6, 1882 (age about 75 years). Burial location unknown.
  Harry Lloyd Sears, Jr. (1920-2002) — also known as Harry L. Sears — of Mountain Lakes, Morris County, N.J.; Mt. Arlington, Morris County, N.J. Born in Butler, Morris County, N.J., January 16, 1920. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Morris County, 1962-67; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1964 (alternate), 1968 (alternate), 1972; member of New Jersey state senate District 10, 1968-71; resigned 1971; candidate in primary for Governor of New Jersey, 1969. In 1972, he delivered a briefcase with $200,000 in cash from his client Robert Vesco to President Richard M. Nixon's re-election campaign; indicted in 1973 on bribery conspiracy charges; granted immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony against co-defendants John N. Mitchell and Maurice H. Stans, who were both acquitted. His license to practice law was suspended for three years. Died in Denville, Morris County, N.J., May 17, 2002 (age 82 years, 121 days). Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin Sebastian — of Kentucky. Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1792-1806. Accused of being a paid agent of Spain; the charge was investigated by the Kentucky legislature, and he resigned in disgrace. Burial location unknown.
  Charles Edward Sebastian (1873-1929) — also known as Charles E. Sebastian — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Farmington, St. Francois County, Mo., March 30, 1873. Democrat. Police officer; Los Angeles Chief of Police, 1911-15; in 1915, he was accused of molesting several teenage girls in a rooming house next to the police station; indicted by the county grand jury for contributing to the delinquency of a minor; also indicted for criminal contempt of court for attempting to influence grand jurors; won election for mayor while these cases were pending; tried and acquitted on the molestation charge, but found guilty of contempt for interference with the grand jury; mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1915-16; resigned 1916; defeated, 1917. Died April 17, 1929 (age 56 years, 18 days). Interment at Glen Haven Memorial Park, Sylmar, Calif.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William King Sebastian (1812-1865) — also known as William K. Sebastian — of Helena (now part of Helena-West Helena), Phillips County, Ark. Born in Tennessee, 1812. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state legislature, 1840; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1848-61. 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. Did not participate in the Confederacy during the war; his expulsion from the Senate was posthumously revoked in 1877. Died in 1865 (age about 53 years). Interment in private or family graveyard.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  James Alexander Seddon (1815-1880) — also known as James A. Seddon — of Virginia. Born in Falmouth, Stafford County, Va., July 13, 1815. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Virginia 6th District, 1845-47, 1849-51; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1856; Delegate from Virginia to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Confederate Secretary of War, 1862-65. Arrested by Union forces in May 1865 and imprisoned until December. Died in Goochland County, Va., August 19, 1880 (age 65 years, 37 days). Interment at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Seddon (1776-1831) and Susan Pearson (Alexander) Seddon (c.1782-1845); married, December 23, 1845, to Sarah 'Sallie' Bruce (1822-1882); uncle of William Booth Taliaferro and William Cabell Bruce; granduncle of Howard Bruce (1879-1961), James Bruce and David Kirkpatrick Este Bruce.
  Political family: Bruce-Mellon family of Virginia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  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.
  John Stewart Service (1909-1999) — also known as John S. Service — Born in Chengdu, China, August 3, 1909. U.S. Consul in Wellington, as of 1947. One of several U.S. diplomats whose wartime reports from China detailed the weakness and corruption of Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist government, and and accurately predicted the triumph of the Chinese Communists in the ensuing civil war. These reports were held against him as evidence of disloyalty, notably by Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, who in 1950 called him "a known associate and collaborator with Communists." Under pressure from McCarthy, the State Department dismissed him in 1951; he was reinstated by a unanimous ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1956. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., February 3, 1999 (age 89 years, 184 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1932 to Carolina Schulz.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Brian Setencich (born c.1962) — of Fresno, Fresno County, Calif. Born about 1962. Republican. Member of California state assembly, 1995-96; defeated, 1996; Speaker of the California State Assembly, 1995-96. Professional basketball player in Europe. Charged with bribery and mail fraud; tried and acquitted in February, 2000. Charged with tax evasion; tried in federal court and convicted in June, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Nick Severson (born c.1983) — of Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak. Born about 1983. Pleaded guilty in May 2010 to a misdemeanor charge of ingesting marijuana, and fined $500; candidate for mayor of Vermillion, S.Dak., 2010. Still living as of 2010.
Roy Shattuck Roy Lloyd Shattuck (1871-1915) — also known as Roy Shattuck — of Brazil, Clay County, Ind. Born in Clay County, Ind., June 2, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Brazil, Ind., 1903-09; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 5th District, 1914. Arrested in February 1915, and arraigned in federal court in Indianapolis, along with four other 1914 candidates, for attempting to corrupt the election in Vigo County; pleaded not guilty, but died before he could be tried. Died in Brazil, Clay County, Ind., August 15, 1915 (age 44 years, 74 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Volney B. Shattuck and Henrietta Bessie (Pearce) Shattuck; married, November 7, 1894, to Olive Rosamond Carter.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: Library of Congress
Frank L. Shaw Frank L. Shaw (1877-1958) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born near Warwick, Ontario, February 1, 1877. Republican. Mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1933-38; recalled 1938; defeated, 1941; a recall campaign against him in 1938 charged that he was associated with unspecified "racketeers" and "underworld characters", and that his administration tolerated vice in the city; meanwhile, Harry J. Raymond, a private investigator nearly killed in a January 1938 bombing, charged, in a civil lawsuit for damages, that the mayor had been part of a plot by gambling and vice interests to murder him. Died, from cancer, in California Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 24, 1958 (age 80 years, 357 days). Interment at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John D. Shaw.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Los Angeles Times, April 4, 1937
  Henry F. Shea (1885-1967) — of Laurium, Houghton County, Mich. Born in Osceola Mine, Houghton County, Mich., April 15, 1885. Democrat. Miner; railroad trainman; plumber; steamfitter; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Houghton County 1st District, 1918; member of Michigan state senate 32nd District, 1937-40; defeated, 1940; charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison; granted immunity from prosecution in return for his testimony in another bribery case, 1945. Member, Knights of Columbus; Eagles. Died in 1967 (age about 82 years). Burial location unknown.
  Charles Christopher Sheats (1839-1904) — of Decatur, Morgan County, Ala. Born in Walker County, Ala., April 10, 1839. Republican. Delegate to Alabama secession convention, 1861; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1861-62; delegate to Alabama state constitutional convention, 1865; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1872, 1884; U.S. Representative from Alabama at-large, 1873-75; defeated, 1874. Opposed secession in 1860; expelled from the Alabama House of Representatives in 1862 because of his adherence to the Union; imprisoned by Confederate authorities on a charge of treason, but never tried. Died in Decatur, Morgan County, Ala., May 27, 1904 (age 65 years, 47 days). Interment at McKendree Cemetery, Near Decatur, Morgan County, Ala.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Charles F. Shilling — of Decatur, Macon County, Ill. Mayor of Decatur, Ill., 1901-04; Charged with tolerating vice, including gambling, Sunday liquor sales, slot machines, and immoral shows; tried in 1902 and acquitted. Burial location unknown.
Daniel E. Sickles Daniel Edgar Sickles (1819-1914) — also known as Daniel E. Sickles; "Devil Dan" — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 20, 1819. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County, 1847; member of New York state senate 3rd District, 1856-57; U.S. Representative from New York, 1857-61, 1893-95 (3rd District 1857-61, 10th District 1893-95); defeated (Democratic), 1894; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1868; U.S. Minister to Spain, 1869-74; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1892. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Shot and killed Philip Barton Key, his wife's lover and the son of the author of the national anthem, at Lafayette Park, Washington, D.C, 1859; charged with murder, but with the help of his attorney Edwin M. Stanton, was acquitted after the first successful plea of temporary insanity in U.S. legal history. Received the Medal of Honor in 1897 for action at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863; lost a leg in that battle; his amputated leg was displayed at the Army Medical Museum, where he frequently visited it in later years. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 3, 1914 (age 94 years, 195 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Books about Daniel E. Sickles: Thomas M. Keneally, American Scoundrel : The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles
  Image source: Official NY: from Cleveland to Hughes (1911)
Frank S. Sidway Frank St. John Sidway (1869-1938) — also known as Frank S. Sidway — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born December 15, 1869. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; chair of Erie County Republican Party, 1910; in 1912, he was found guilty of civil contempt in connection with his brother's divorce case, and fined $900; later, an appellate court reversed this decision; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1914. Died, from a heart attack, in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., January 17, 1938 (age 68 years, 33 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Franklin Sidway and Charlotte (Spalding) Sidway; married to Amelia Roberts (died 1972).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Robert Lee Fulton Sikes (1906-1994) — also known as Robert L. F. Sikes — of Crestview, Okaloosa County, Fla. Born in Isabella, Worth County, Ga., June 3, 1906. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1937-40; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1941-44, 1945-79 (3rd District 1941-44, 1945-63, 1st District 1963-79); resigned 1944; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1956 (delegation chair). Methodist. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; National Rifle Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Grotto; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Kiwanis; Military Order of the World Wars; Phi Kappa Phi; Sigma Delta Chi; Alpha Zeta; Alpha Gamma Rho; Elks. Reprimanded by the House of Representatives in 1976 over conflicts of interest. Died while suffering from Alzheimer's disease, September 28, 1994 (age 88 years, 117 days). Interment at Liveoak Park Memorial Cemetery, Crestview, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Sikes and Clara Ophelia (Ford) Sikes; married to Inez Tyner.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Jesse Silbermann (1877-1947) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., June 30, 1877. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 32nd District, 1908-09; New York City Magistrate, 1920-31; removed from office in July 1931 by the Appellate Division, for being improperly influenced by a party leader in the sentencing of a defendant. Member, Elks; Freemasons. Died, in Mount Sinai Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 17, 1947 (age 69 years, 321 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Silbermann and Caroline Silbermann; married to Mabel Saunders.
  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.
  Stanley Simon (born c.1930) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born about 1930. Borough president of Bronx, New York, 1979-87; resigned 1987. In 1987, he was charged by a federal grand jury with extorting cash and benefits from Wedtech, a military contractor; tried in 1988 and convicted; sentenced to five years in prison and fined $50,000. Still living as of 1987.
  William H. Simons — also known as Bill Simons — of Washington, D.C. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; school teacher; delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1968, 1980, 1996, 2000; president, Washington Teachers Union; vice-president, American Federation of Teachers; arrested during an anti-apartheid protest outside the South African Embassy in Washington, 1984; Presidential Elector for District of Columbia, 2000. African ancestry. Still living as of 2000.
  Samuel Crockett Sims — of Hazen, Prairie County, Ark. Member of Arkansas state senate 12th District, 1915-17; expelled 1917. In January, 1917, when Anti-Trading Stamp and Coupon bills were pending before his committee, he accepted a bribe to kill the bills, from a detective posing as a lobbyist for Eastern trading-stamp interests; arrested, charged with bribery, and later convicted; expelled from the Senate on a vote of 25 to 8. Burial location unknown.
  Upton Beall Sinclair (1878-1968) — also known as Upton Sinclair — of California. Born in Baltimore, Md., September 20, 1878. Novelist and social crusader; author of The Jungle, about the meat-packing industry in Chicago; arrested in 1914 for picketing in front of the Standard Oil Building in New York; Socialist candidate for U.S. Representative from California 10th District, 1920; Socialist candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1922; candidate for Governor of California, 1926 (Socialist), 1930 (Socialist), 1934 (Democratic); Socialist candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1928, 1932; received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1943 for the novel Dragon's Teeth. Member, United World Federalists; League for Industrial Democracy; American Civil Liberties Union. Died in Bound Brook, Somerset County, N.J., November 25, 1968 (age 90 years, 66 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Cross-reference: Harry W. Laidler
  Campaign slogan (1934): "End Poverty in California."
  See also NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by Upton Sinclair: I, Candidate for Governor and How I Got Licked (1934)
  Fiction by Upton Sinclair: The Jungle — Oil! A Novel — The Moneychangers — Dragons Teeth — Wide is the Gate
  Books about Upton Sinclair: Lauren Coodley, ed., Land of Orange Groves and Jails: Upton Sinclair's California — Greg Mitchell, The Campaign of the Century: Upton Sinclair's E.P.I.C. Race for Governor of California and the Birth of Media Politics — Kevin Mattson, Upton Sinclair and the Other American Century — Anthony Arthur, Radical Innocent: Upton Sinclair
  Charles M. Slaughter — of Athens, Athens County, Ohio. Mayor of Athens, Ohio, 1910-14. Charged with misconduct as justice of the peace; convicted on a lesser charge of misappropriating public funds; served about a year in prison; pardoned; made restitution. Burial location unknown.
  William Lee Slocum, Jr. (born c.1948) — also known as Billy Slocum; "Sludge King" — of Youngsville, Warren County, Pa. Born in Venango County, Pa., about 1948. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 25th District, 1997-2000; resigned 2000. Pleaded guilty on January 18, 2000, to federal charges of violating the Clean Water Act between 1983 and 1995, when he operated the Youngsville Sewage Treatment Plant and allowed repeated discharges of raw sewage and sewage sludge into Brokenstraw Creek. Sentenced to one month in jail, five months of home detention, and fined $15,000. Still living as of 2000.
  Donald Wakefield Smith — also known as Donald W. Smith — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa.; Washington, D.C. Democrat. Member, National Labor Relations Board, 1936-39; indicted in federal court in 1943, with James M. Curley and others, over his participation in Engineers Group, Inc., which fraudulently obtained war contracts; re-indicted in 1944; tried in 1945-46 and convicted; sentenced to four months to one year and one day in prison and fined $1,000. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Frank Leslie Smith (1867-1950) — also known as Frank L. Smith — of Dwight, Livingston County, Ill. Born in Dwight, Livingston County, Ill., November 24, 1867. Republican. Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 1904; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1908, 1920, 1924, 1932, 1936, 1940 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee), 1944, 1948; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 8th Illinois District, 1909; member of Illinois Republican State Central Committee, 1910-25; U.S. Representative from Illinois 17th District, 1919-21; defeated, 1930; Illinois Republican state chair, 1919-25; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1926-28; defeated, 1920; member of Republican National Committee from Illinois, 1932. Not seated as a U.S. Senator in 1927 due to charges of 'fraud and corruption' in his campaign. Died in Dwight, Livingston County, Ill., August 30, 1950 (age 82 years, 279 days). Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Dwight, Ill.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Gerald Lyman Kenneth Smith (1898-1976) — also known as Gerald L. K. Smith — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Ark. Born in Pardeeville, Columbia County, Wis., February 27, 1898. Pastor; orator; political administrator and organizer for Huey P. Long, 1934-35; as a white supremacist, he joined and organized for William Dudley Pelley's Silver Shirts of America, an organization modeled directly on Adolf Hitler's Brownshirts; candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1942 (Republican primary), 1942; founder of the America First party; 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; America First candidate for President of the United States, 1944; founder of the Christian Nationalist Crusade; advocated deportation from the U.S. of Jews and African-Americans. Disciples of Christ. Died, of pneumonia, in Glendale, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 15, 1976 (age 78 years, 48 days). Interment at Christ of the Ozarks Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Lyman Z. Smith and Sarah Smith; married, June 21, 1922, to Elna (Robe) Sorenson (1898-1981).
  Cross-reference: Charles J. Anderson, Jr. — Lorence E. Asman
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Smith (1788-1851) — of Texas. Born in Kentucky, May 20, 1788. Delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Columbia, 1835; Provisional Governor of Texas, 1835-36; impeached as governor by the provisional council in 1836; Texas Republic Secretary of the Treasury, 1836-38; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1840; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush. Died in Los Angeles County, Calif., March 4, 1851 (age 62 years, 288 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Smith and Magdalen (Woods) Smith.
  John Smith (c.1735-1824) — of Columbia (now part of Cincinnati), Hamilton County, Ohio. Born about 1735. Democrat. Member of Northwest Territory legislature, 1799-1803; delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Hamilton County, 1802; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1803-08; resigned 1808. Indicted in Richmond, Virginia, 1807 on charges of participating in treasonous schemes with Aaron Burr; the charges were dropped after Burr was acquitted. Later that year, a Senate committee chaired by John Quincy Adams recommended that Smith be expelled from the Senate for his association with Burr. A trial was held in April 1808; Smith was represented by Francis Scott Key and Robert Goodloe Harper. The expulsion resolution failed on a vote of 19 to 10, one vote short of the two-thirds required. Died in St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, La., July 30, 1824 (age about 89 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Johnnie M. Smith (born c.1934) — of Greenville, Greenville County, S.C.; Simpsonville, Greenville County, S.C. Born about 1934. Republican. Bishop; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1988. African ancestry. Arrested in 2004 and charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in 1973. Still living as of 2004.
  Lawrence Jack Smith (b. 1941) — also known as Lawrence J. Smith; Larry Smith — of Hollywood, Broward County, Fla. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., April 25, 1941. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1979-82; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 2004; U.S. Representative from Florida 16th District, 1983-93. Sentenced in 1993 to three months in federal prison for tax evasion. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Theophilus Washington Smith (1784-1845) — also known as Theophilus W. Smith — of Edwardsville, Madison County, Ill. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 28, 1784. Studied law in the office of Aaron Burr; lawyer; newspaper editor; candidate for Illinois state attorney general, 1820; member of Illinois state senate, 1823-26; advocated the legalization of slavery in Illinois; justice of Illinois state supreme court, 1825-42; impeached by the Illinois Legislature in 1833, on charges of oppressive conduct and corruption; the Senate acquitted him on a vote of 12-10 (two-thirds required). Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., May 6, 1845 (age 60 years, 220 days). Original interment in unknown location; reinterment at Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Rodney Smith (1750-1791) and Mary (Thurston) Smith (1754-1820); father of Adeline Clarissa Smith (1812-1866; who married Jesse Burgess Thomas (1777-1853)) and Louise M. Smith (who married Levi Day Boone); uncle of Frances Everallyn Rose (1809-1836; who married William Wallace Irwin).
  Political family: Thomas-Smith-Irwin family of Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  W. Bernard Smith (b. 1930) — of Logan, Logan County, W.Va. Born in Logan, Logan County, W.Va., September 7, 1930. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state senate 7th District, 1969-72; removed 1972. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Expelled from West Virginia State Senate, January 27, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Relatives: Son of B. H. Smith and Dolly (Chafin) Smith; married to DeLena A. Powell.
  John William Snow (b. 1939) — also known as John W. Snow — of Richmond, Va. Born in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, August 2, 1939. Lawyer; chairman and chief executive officer of CSX railroad; charged with driving while intoxicated, in West Valley City, Utah, 1982;; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 2003-06; director, Marathon Oil Co. Episcopalian. Member, Delta Tau Delta. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Married to Frederica Wheeler (divorced).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Raymond J. Snow (1913-1999) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Bay City, Bay County, Mich., September 29, 1913. Democrat. Beer distributor; potato chip manufacturer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Genesee County 1st District, 1941-46; defeated, 1938; Charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other current and former state legislators) with bribery conspiracy; pleaded guilty and testified for prosecution, but the charges against the others were eventually dismissed. Catholic. Member, Holy Name Society; Moose; Eagles. Died, in McLaren Regional Medical Center, Flint, Genesee County, Mich., August 25, 1999 (age 85 years, 330 days). Interment at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Flint, Mich.
  Charles Solomon (1889-1963) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born October 29, 1889. Socialist. Newspaperman; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 23rd District, 1919-20, 1921; expelled 1920, 1920; defeated, 1927; delegate to Socialist National Convention from New York, 1920; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1924; candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1928, 1938; candidate for New York state senate 8th District, 1930; candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1932; candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1933; candidate for Governor of New York, 1934; American Labor candidate for delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1937. Jewish. Expelled from the New York State Assembly over alleged disloyalty, along with the other four Socialist members, April 1, 1920; re-elected to the same seat in a special election, and expelled again on September 21. Died December 8, 1963 (age 74 years, 40 days). Interment at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Glendale, Queens, N.Y.
  Epitaph: "He Gave The People of His Best."
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sam Solon (1931-2001) — also known as "Senator Sam" — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., June 25, 1931. Democrat. School teacher; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1971-72; member of Minnesota state senate, 1973-2001; died in office 2001. Eastern Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Pleaded guilty in 1995 to telecommunications fraud for letting his ex-wife make $2,430 in calls on his State Senate telephone line; reprimanded by the Senate in 1996. Died, of liver cancer, in St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., December 28, 2001 (age 70 years, 186 days). Burial location unknown.
  The Solon Campus Center (built 1995, named 2001), at the University of Minnesota Duluth, is named for him.
  Tracy W. Southworth — of Monroe County, Mich. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Monroe County; elected 1930, 1932; arrested in June 1934, along with a lobbyist, Al Tobin, based on an allegation of bribery in connection with helping a trucking company obtain a license; four marked bills were found in his possession when he was arrested; he claimed the lobbyist had merely made him a loan of $100. Burial location unknown.
  Edward Elwell Spafford (1878-1941) — also known as Edward E. Spafford — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Brewster, Putnam County, N.Y. Born in Springfield, Windsor County, Vt., March 12, 1878. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; National Commander, American Legion, 1927-28; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1930. Member, American Legion. In 1941, during divorce proceedings, he was accused of conspiring with German agents in America; in an interview published in 1943 by journalist John Roy Carlson, he espoused strongly antisemitic and pro-Hitler views. Died, in the Naval Academy Hospital, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., November 13, 1941 (age 63 years, 246 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Hiram Duncan Spafford (1841-1912) and Georgia F. Spafford; married, May 22, 1912, to Lucille M. Stevens (died 1914); married 1922 to Lillian Mercer Pierce.
  Felix L. Sparks — of Colorado. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; one of the heroes of the Anzio beachhead in 1944; on April 29, 1945, he captured the Dachau concentration camp, and under orders to permit no one in or out, refused entry to a brigadier general from another unit; court-martial charges were drawn up, and Sparks was arrested; the charges were dismissed by General Patton; justice of Colorado state supreme court, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Lucien Wells Sperry (1820-1890) — also known as Lucien W. Sperry — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Woodbridge, New Haven County, Conn., March 8, 1820. Coal dealer; insurance agent; mayor of New Haven, Conn., 1866-69; member of Connecticut state senate 4th District, 1869-70. Unable to account for money entrusted to him, and likely to be arrested as an embezzler, he died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., June 26, 1890 (age 70 years, 110 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Enoch K. Sperry (1787-1856) and Mary Atlanta (Sperry) Sperry (1795-1864); brother of Nehemiah Day Sperry (1827-1911).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Nathan Spiro (born c.1867) — of Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Poland, about 1867. Republican. Merchant; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Danbury; defeated, 1930; elected 1932; member of Connecticut state senate, 1935. Pleaded guilty in June 1938 to accepting a bribe while State Senator, and fined $1,500. Burial location unknown.
  Eliot Laurence Spitzer (b. 1959) — also known as Eliot Spitzer; "Steamroller"; "Client No. 9" — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., June 10, 1959. Democrat. New York state attorney general, 1999-2006; defeated, 1994; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000, 2004; Presidential Elector for New York, 2000; Governor of New York, 2007-08; resigned 2008. Jewish. Resigned as governor following disclosure that he had paid a prostitution ring for sex. Still living as of 2016.
  Relatives: Son of Bernard Spitzer and Anne (Goldhaber) Spitzer; married, October 17, 1987, to Silda Wall (divorced 2013).
  Cross-reference: Sean Patrick Maloney
  The racehorses "The Luv Guv" and "The Ninth Client" were named for him by Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Eliot Spitzer: Peter Elkind, Rough Justice: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer — Lloyd Constantine, Journal of the Plague Year: An Insider's Chronicle of Eliot Spitzer's Short and Tragic Reign
  Adolph Bernard Spreckels (1857-1924) — also known as Adolph B. Spreckels — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., January 5, 1857. Republican. President, Spreckels Sugar Company; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1884; angered by an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, on November 19, 1884, he shot and badly wounded the paper's publisher, M. H. de Young; arrested and charged with attempted murder; pleaded temporary insanity; tried in 1885 and found not guilty; president, San Francisco and San Mateo Electric Railway; vice-president, Western Sugar Company; vice-president, Oceanic Steamship Company. German ancestry. Died, from pneumonia and syphilis, in San Francisco, Calif., June 28, 1924 (age 67 years, 175 days). Entombed at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Claus Spreckels and Anna Christina (Mangels) Spreckels (1830-1910); brother of John Diedrich Spreckels (1853-1926); married to Alma de Bretteville (1881-1968).
  Political family: Spreckels family of San Francisco, California.
  Spreckels Lake, in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, is named for him.  — The Spreckels Organ Pavilion, an outdoor performance venue, in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, is named for him and his brother.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gerald Norman Springer (b. 1944) — also known as Jerry Springer; "Sultan of Salaciousness" — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in London, England, February 13, 1944. Democrat. Resigned from Cincinnati city council in 1974 after admitting he paid a prostitute with a personal check, which was found in a police raid on a massage parlor; won back his council seat in 1975 and went on to become mayor; mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1977-78; candidate in primary for Governor of Ohio, 1982; local television news anchor; host of a raucus national television talk show; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2004. Jewish. Member, Tau Epsilon Phi. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married 1973 to Micki Velton (divorced).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Critical books about Jerry Springer: Bernard Goldberg, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken Is #37)
  William Stanbery (1788-1873) — of Newark, Licking County, Ohio. Born in Essex County, N.J., August 10, 1788. Lawyer; 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, 1832. Died in Newark, Licking County, Ohio, January 23, 1873 (age 84 years, 166 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Bert Stand — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952; executive deputy commissioner and secretary of the New York State Athletic Commission, which regulated professional boxing; forced to resign in August 1943, following disclosure by New York County District Attorney Frank S. Hogan that Stand had helped gangster and "slot machine king" Frank Costello in obtain a Supreme Court nomination for Thomas A. Aurelio. Member, Tammany Hall. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Samuel Standish — of Woodstock, McHenry County, Ill. Mayor of Woodstock, Ill., 1890. Tried and convicted of perjury, 1905, for inducing William Wooley to make a false confession to the murder of merchant Wilbur E. Latimer. Burial location unknown.
  Arlan Ingehart Stangeland (1930-2013) — also known as Arlan Stangeland — of Barnesville, Clay County, Minn. Born in Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., February 8, 1930. Republican. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1966-74 (District 56-B 1966-72, District 9-B 1973-74); U.S. Representative from Minnesota 7th District, 1977-91; defeated (Independent Republican), 1990; news media reported in January 1990 that he had made hundreds of phone calls on his House phone credit card, to or from the home of a female lobbyist; he denied having an extramarital affair, but the scandal contributed to his defeat in November 1990. Lutheran. Member, Delta Sigma Phi. Died in Otter Tail County, Minn., July 2, 2013 (age 83 years, 144 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ingehart Stangeland and Pearle (Olson) Stangeland; married, June 24, 1950, to Virginia Grace Trowbridge.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  James Benjamin Stanley (1903-1977) — also known as James B. Stanley — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., December 29, 1903. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Kalamazoo County 1st District, 1937-46; defeated in primary, 1934; 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. Congregationalist. Member, Elks; Moose; Eagles. Died in 1977 (age about 73 years). Burial location unknown.
  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
  William Brown Stansbury (1923-1985) — also known as William B. Stansbury — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Corydon, Harrison County, Ind., March 18, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; chair of Jefferson County Democratic Party, 1968-76; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1977-81; in 1978, during a firemen's strike, he left the city, saying that he was going to a conference in Atlanta; instead, he went to New Orleans for a tryst with his administrative assistant; the scandal led to an effort to impeach him; soon after, a city official pleaded guilty to extorting $16,000 from local businessmen; when questioned by a federal grand jury as to whether this money came to his campaign or to him personally, Stansbury refused to answer, claiming the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Member, Delta Upsilon; American Bar Association. While crossing Bardstown Road to enter St. Francis of Assisi Church, he was hit by a car, and died soon after, in Humana Hospital-University, Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., April 4, 1985 (age 62 years, 17 days); His mother was killed in the same accident, and his wife was injured. Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of James Bernard Stansbury and Alliene (Brown) Stansbury; married 1983 to Mary Ellen Farmer.
  William B. Stansbury Park (established 1900, received current name 1985), in Louisville, Kentucky, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Benjamin Stark (1820-1898) — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.; New London, New London County, Conn. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., June 26, 1820. Democrat. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; lawyer; member of Oregon territorial House of Representatives, 1852; member of Oregon state house of representatives, 1860; U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1861-62; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1868; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1874. On June 6, 1862, a resolution to expel him from the U.S. Senate for alleged disloyalty to the Union, requiring two-thirds to pass, failed on a vote of 21 in favor to 16 opposed. Died in New London, New London County, Conn., October 10, 1898 (age 78 years, 106 days). Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, Conn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clark Daniel Stearns (b. 1870) — of Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla. Born in 1870. U.S. Navy officer; Governor of American Samoa; in 1921, he was relieved of duty as commander of the U.S. Navy ship Michigan, for allowing the men under his command to organize committees; in 1923, he was chief of emergency relief work following an earthquake in Japan, and received a medal from the Japanese Red Cross; after the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941, he sent the medal back to Japan. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Edith S. Stearns (1878?-1958).
  William C. Stenson (b. 1900) — of Greenland, Ontonagon County, Mich. Born in Wakefield, Gogebic County, Mich., July 1, 1900. Republican. Automobile dealer; construction superintendent; salvage materials dealer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ontonagon District; defeated, 1938; elected 1940, 1942; 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. Burial location unknown.
  Louis Stern (c.1856-1901) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Germany, about 1856. Democrat. Naturalized U.S. citizen; newspaper reporter; U.S. Commercial Agent (Consul) in Bamberg, 1893-1901. Jewish. Arrested and fined in Kissingen, Germany, 1895, for insulting the Baron von Thuengen; also charged with misrepresenting his 15-year-old son as being twelve in order to get cheaper passage to Europe for him on a steamship; the U.S. Consul General in Berlin asserted that Mr. Stern was "very harshly and unjustly treated". Depressed over financial problems and perceived anti-Semitism, he began neglecting his work; he was recalled as commercial agent in 1901, but remained at Bamberg; his failure to return money he had collected on behalf of U.S. citizens led to a judgement against him for 2,000 marks, which he was unable to pay; he died by self-inflicted gunshot, in the public gardens at Bamberg, Germany, June 10, 1901 (age about 45 years). Burial location unknown.
  Edward Reilly Stettinius, Jr. (1900-1949) — also known as Edward R. Stettinius, Jr. — Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., October 22, 1900. U.S. Secretary of State, 1944-45; U.S. Representative to United Nations, 1945-46. In 1951-52, a U.S. Senate committee investigated transactions in which a group, including Stettinus as well as former U.S. Rep. Joseph E. Casey and diplomat Julius C. Holmes, made large profits from the purchase and re-sale of surplus U.S. tanker ships following World War II. Since federal law required that sales be made only to U.S. citizens, the group allegedly set up dummy corporations purportedly under American control, and faked financial statements for them, to buy the tankers on behalf of Greek-Argentine shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. Criminal indictments against Casey and Holmes were ultimately dismissed; Onassis pleaded guilty and paid a fine. Died in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn., October 31, 1949 (age 49 years, 9 days). Interment at Locust Valley Cemetery, Locust Valley, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Edward R. Stettinius and Judith (Carrington) Stettinius.
  Epitaph: "Blessed Are The Pure In Heart."
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Theodore Fulton Stevens (1923-2010) — also known as Ted Stevens — of Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska; Girdwood, Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., November 18, 1923. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the 4th District of Alaska Territory, 1954-56; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alaska, 1964, 1972 (delegation chair); member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1965-68; U.S. Senator from Alaska, 1968-2009; defeated, 1962; appointed 1968. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Rotary; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Indicted in July 2008 on federal charges of failing to report gifts from VECO Corporation and its CEO; tried and convicted in October 2008; his conviction was later vacated due to prosecutorial misconduct. Killed in a plane crash, in Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska, August 9, 2010 (age 86 years, 264 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married 1952 to Ann Mary Cherrington (killed in plane crash, 1978); father of Ben Stevens (1953?-).
  Cross-reference: Lesil McGuire
  Mount Stevens, in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, is named for him.  — The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, in Anchorage, Alaska, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Stephen J. Stilwell (1866-1942) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y.; Mamaroneck, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in New York, May 10, 1866. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state senate 21st District, 1909-13; removed 1913; charged in 1913 with extorting a bribe of $3,500 from George H. Kendall, president of the New York Bank Note company, over a bill that Kendall supported; tried in the State Senate and found not guilty on April 15 by a vote of 28 to 21; indicted on May 12 by a grand jury for soliciting a bribe; tried soon after, and convicted on May 24; this removed him from office; sentenced to four to eight years in prison; after his release, he moved to Mamaroneck and entered the real estate business; indicted in 1934 on charges that he defrauded his former stenographer of $9,000 when she came to him seeking a Naval Academy appointment for her son, but the case did not go to trial; arrested in March 1941 and indicted in April on charges that he attempted to bribe a Mamaroneck village trustee $1,000 to obtain a police job for an associate; pleaded guilty, but never sentenced; while incarcerated, his legs were amputated. Died, while a prisoner awaiting sentence, in Grasslands Hospital, Valhalla, Westchester County, N.Y., April 20, 1942 (age 75 years, 345 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Delia (Archer) Stilwell (1833-1925) and William Jewitt Stilwell; married, February 14, 1887, to Celia A. Blanck.
  Walter N. Stockfish (1908-1973) — of Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, July 16, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 3rd District, 1935-44; removed 1944; charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison; charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the entire case collapsed when the star prosecution witness, Charles F. Hemans, refused to testify. Died in 1973 (age about 64 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, June 11, 1935, to Virginia M. Bayer.
  Stephen Ernest Stockman (b. 1956) — also known as Steve Stockman — of Beaumont, Jefferson County, Tex. Born in Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County, Mich., November 14, 1956. Republican. Accountant; U.S. Representative from Texas 9th District, 1995-97; defeated, 1992 (9th District), 1996 (9th District), 2006 (22nd District); candidate in primary for Texas railroad commissioner, 1998; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Texas, 2014; arrested in March 2017 and charged in federal court on multiple counts, including obtaining $1.25 millon under false pretenses, money laundering, making false statements to the FEC, not reporting income on his tax return; tried starting in January 2018; convicted in April of 23 felonies; sentenced to ten years in prison and ordered to pay more than $1 million restitution. Baptist. Member, National Rifle Association. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Married 1988 to Patti Ferguson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Louis Stokes (1925-2015) — of Warrensville Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, February 23, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1969-99 (21st District 1969-93, 11th District 1993-99); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972, 1996. Methodist. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Kappa Alpha Psi. Arrested for drunken driving in 1983; convicted on a lesser charge and fined. Died August 18, 2015 (age 90 years, 176 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Brother of Carl Burton Stokes (1927-1996).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Rose Pastor Stokes — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Communist. Indicted in 1918 for sedition over a speech she made in Kansas City, and released on bail; arrested in Stamford, Conn., in September, 1921, to prevent her from giving a speech there; candidate for borough president of Manhattan, New York, 1921. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Corliss P. Stone (1838-1906) — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Franklin County, Vt., March 20, 1838. Mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1872-73. Caused a scandal in 1873, when he suddenly vacated his mayoralty; he fled to San Francisco with a married woman and $15,000 he had embezzled from his firm. Later returned to Seattle. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., September 14, 1906 (age 68 years, 178 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, Wash.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Stozich (c.1927-2004) — of Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio. Born in Mingo Junction, Jefferson County, Ohio, about 1927. Republican. Member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1983-91; director, Ohio Department of Industrial Relations, 1991-95; mayor of Findlay, Ohio, 1996-2000; convicted of vehicular manslaughter in May, 2004 for a traffic accident in which a woman died; sentenced to three years probation; a jail term was suspended. Catholic. Died, in Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio, July 5, 2004 (age about 77 years). Burial location unknown.
  William Grant Stratton (1914-2001) — also known as William G. Stratton — of Morris, Grundy County, Ill.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Ingleside, Lake County, Ill., February 26, 1914. Republican. U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1941-43, 1947-49; Illinois state treasurer, 1943-45, 1951-53; Republican candidate for secretary of state of Illinois, 1944 (primary), 1948; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1952 (Honorary Vice-President; speaker), 1956, 1960 (speaker); Governor of Illinois, 1953-61; defeated in primary, 1968; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1960. Methodist. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lions; Eagles; Delta Chi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; American Legion; Amvets. Indicted in 1964 on income tax charges; tried and acquitted in 1965. Died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 2, 2001 (age 87 years, 4 days). Interment at Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of William Joseph Stratton (1886-1938).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Books about William G. Stratton: David Kenney, The Political Passage : The Career of Stratton of Illinois
  J. O. Stricklin (1872-1930) — of Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss. Born July 9, 1872. Mayor of Yazoo City, Miss., 1929-30; died in office 1930. Indicted by a Yazoo County grand jury in 1929 for stealing a cow; details of the case were printed in the Yazoo Sentinel newspaper, leading to a feud between Stricklin and the Sentinel's editor, Frank R. Birdsall; a year later, on Main Street in front of the Sentinel office, Stricklin was talking with Dr. R. E. Hawkins, his opponent in the last election, when Birdsall approached; Stricklin pulled out a pistol, shot Birdsall three times (he died the next day), and shot at, but missed, Dr. Hawkins; he then went to his son's funeral parlor, where he died by a self-inflicted gunshot, in Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss., April 1, 1930 (age 57 years, 266 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Yazoo City, Miss.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert Lewis Stuart (1819-1876) — also known as Albert L. Stuart — Born in Connecticut, June 25, 1819. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1850-51. Methodist. During an election dispute in Gainsville, Ark., in the early 1850s, he shot and killed Riley Vaughn; charged with murder, tried, and acquitted. Died in Powell Township, Craighead County, Ark., March 16, 1876 (age 56 years, 265 days). Interment at Woods Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Paragould, Ark.
  Relatives: Great-grandson of Marlin Stuart (pro baseball player).
Gerry E. Studds Gerry Eastman Studds (1937-2006) — also known as Gerry E. Studds — of Cohasset, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Mineola, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., May 12, 1937. Democrat. Foreign Service officer; member of White House staff during the administration of President John F. Kennedy, 1962-63; legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. Harrison A. Williams, 1964; state coordinator for U.S. Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy's presidential primary campaign, 1968; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1968, 1996; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1973-97 (12th District 1973-83, 10th District 1983-97). Episcopalian. Gay. First openly gay member of Congress. Censured by the House of Representatives on July 20, 1983, for having sexual relations with a teenage House page ten years earlier. Died, of respiratory failure, in Boston Medical Center, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 14, 2006 (age 69 years, 155 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Public Officers of Massachusetts, 1979-80
  Maurice Sugar (1891-1974) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Brimley, Chippewa County, Mich., August 8, 1891. Lawyer; Socialist candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1917; Socialist candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1917; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 13th District, 1918 (Socialist), 1936 (Farmer-Labor); convicted in 1918 for resisting the draft, sentenced to a year in prison, and disbarred; readmitted to the Bar in 1923; pardoned in 1933; general counsel to the United Automobile Workers, 1937-46; Progressive candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1948. Jewish and Lithuanian ancestry. Member, National Lawyers Guild. Died in Cheboygan County, Mich., February 15, 1974 (age 82 years, 191 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Kalman Sugar and Mary Sugar; married 1914 to Jane Mayer Sugar (1878?-?).
  See also Wikipedia article
  James Mark Sullivan (1873-1933) — also known as James M. Sullivan — of New York. Born in Ireland, 1873. U.S. Minister to Dominican Republic, 1913-15. Participated in the 1916 Easter Uprising in Ireland; arrested by the British authorities, but not executed due to his American diplomatic passport. Died in 1933 (age about 60 years). Interment at Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  William P. Sullivan (1870-1925) — of Billings, Christian County, Mo. Born in Wisconsin, June 3, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Christian County, 1899-1900; member of Missouri state senate 19th District, 1901-04; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1908, 1916. Convicted in 1905 of accepting a bribe while serving as State Senator, and fined $100. Died suddenly, from heart failure, in Billings, Christian County, Mo., April 17, 1925 (age 54 years, 318 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Billings, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of John Sullivan and Angenette 'Nettie' (Glidden) Sullivan; married to Alice Virginia Reid (1878-1950).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
William Sulzer William Sulzer (1863-1941) — also known as "Plain Bill" — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Elizabeth, Union County, N.J., March 18, 1863. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1890-94, 1914 (New York County 14th District 1890-92, New York County 10th District 1893-94, New York County 6th District 1914); Speaker of the New York State Assembly, 1893; U.S. Representative from New York, 1895-1912 (11th District 1895-1903, 10th District 1903-12); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1896, 1900, 1912 (speaker); Governor of New York, 1913; removed 1913; defeated, 1914, 1914. Presbyterian. German and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Impeached and removed from office as governor, 1913. Died in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., November 6, 1941 (age 78 years, 233 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Sulzer and Lydia Sulzer; brother of Charles August Sulzer (1879-1919); married, January 7, 1908, to Clara Rodelheim.
  Cross-reference: Alexander S. Bacon
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Men of Mark in America (1906)
  Adam William Sumeracki (b. 1911) — also known as Adam Sumeracki — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Braddock, Allegheny County, Pa., February 6, 1911. Democrat. Real estate and insurance business; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1939-44, 1955-64 (Wayne County 1st District 1939-44, Wayne County 9th District 1955-64); removed 1944; defeated, 1964 (7th District), 1974 (71st District); candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1942; Charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison; also 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. Catholic. Burial location unknown.
  Fofó Iosefa Fiti Sunia (b. 1937) — also known as Fofó I. F. Sunia — of Pago Pago, American Samoa. Born in Fagasá, Pago Pago, American Samoa, March 13, 1937. Democrat. Member of American Samoa senate, 1970-78; Delegate to U.S. Congress from American Samoa, 1981-88; resigned 1988; indicted in 1988 on charges of running a payroll padding scheme, and resigned as Delegate. Samoan ancestry. Still living as of 1989.
  Relatives: Son of Fiti Sunia; brother of Tauese Pita Fiti Sunia and Ipulasi Aitofele Sunia (1943-).
  Political family: Sunia family.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  John Harrison Surratt, Jr. (1844-1916) — also known as John H. Surratt, Jr. — of Surrattsville (now Clinton), Prince George's County, Md. Born in Washington, D.C., April 13, 1844. Postmaster at Surrattsville, Md., 1862-63; dismissed as postmaster in 1863 for alleged disloyalty to the Union; became a Confederate courier and spy; he and others attempted to kidnap President Abraham Lincoln; later, the plot to kill the President and other government officials was formulated at his mother's boarding house in Washington; he denied involvement in the assassination, but fled overseas; he was arrested in Alexandria, Egypt, and sent back to the U.S.; tried in a Maryland court in 1867 for his alleged involvement in the murder plot, but the jury couldn't reach a verdict, and a mistrial was declared; treasurer of a steamship company. Died, from pneumonia, in Baltimore, Md., April 21, 1916 (age 72 years, 8 days). Interment at New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  Relatives: Son of John Harrison Surratt (1813-1862) and Mary (Jenkins) Surratt (1823-1865; hanged for her part in the conspiracy to assassinate the President and other officials); married 1872 to Mary Victorine Hunter (1846-1926).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Patton Sutton (1915-2005) — also known as Pat Sutton — of Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tenn. Born near Wartrace, Bedford County, Tenn., October 31, 1915. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1949-55 (7th District 1949-53, 6th District 1953-55); candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1954; Lawrence County Sheriff; pleaded no contest in 1964 to charges related to his involvement in a counterfeiting ring; imprisoned for 10 months for violating a federal probation order. Died, in the Lakeland Specialty Hospital, Berrien Center, Berrien County, Mich., February 3, 2005 (age 89 years, 95 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
John B. Swainson John Burley Swainson (1925-1994) — also known as John B. Swainson — of Plymouth, Wayne County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Manchester, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Windsor, Ontario, July 31, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Michigan state senate 18th District, 1955-58; Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1959-60; Governor of Michigan, 1961-62; defeated, 1962; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 1963; circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1965-70; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1971-75; resigned 1975. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Delta Theta Phi; Amvets; Purple Heart; Lions; Elks. Lost both legs in a land mine explosion on November 15, 1944, near Metz, Alsace-Lorraine, during World War II. Charged in 1975 with accepting a bribe; found not guilty, but convicted of perjury over his testimony to the grand jury. Died, of a heart attack, in Manchester, Washtenaw County, Mich., May 13, 1994 (age 68 years, 286 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Manchester, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John Adam Carl Swainson (1904-1997).
  Cross-reference: Zolton A. Ferency
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about John Swainson: Lawrence M. Glazer, Wounded Warrior: The Rise and Fall of Michigan Governor John Swainson
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  James Swan (1754-1830) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Paris, France. Born in Scotland, 1754. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; twice wounded at the Battle of Bunker Hill; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1777-78; imprisoned for debt in Paris, from 1808 to about 1830. Died in Paris, France, July 31, 1830 (age about 76 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1776 to Hepzibah Clarke.
  The World War II Liberty ship SS James Swan (built 1944, wrecked 1952) was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Lena Swanson (born c.1938) — of Bremerton, Kitsap County, Wash. Born in Oklahoma, about 1938. Democrat. Member of Washington state senate 35th District, 1997. Female. Pleaded guilty to charges of soliciting unlawful payments from veterans and former prisoners of war. Still living as of 2001.
  Samuel Swartwout (1783-1856) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y., November 17, 1783. He was participant in Aaron Burr's "Western Conspiracy"; delivered a message from Burr to Gen. James Wilkinson in New Orleans; subsequently arrested in November 1806 for misprision of treason, but released a few months later; early promoter of railroads; openly supported the Texas Republic in its war for independence from Mexico; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1829-38; in 1838, it was alleged that he had embezzled more than $1.2 million from the New York customs house, and fled to England; later investigation implicated a subordinate of his as having obtained most of that money; forfeited his property and returned to the U.S. in 1841. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 21, 1856 (age 73 years, 4 days). Interment at Trinity Churchyard, Manhattan, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Abraham Swartwout and Maria (North) Swartwout; married 1814 to Alice Ann Cooper.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Swayne (1842-1907) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla. Born in Guyencourt, New Castle County, Del., August 10, 1842. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for justice of Florida state supreme court, 1888; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Florida, 1889-1907; died in office 1907; impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives in December 1904; acquitted in the U.S. Senate. Died July 5, 1907 (age 64 years, 329 days). Burial location unknown.
  Cross-reference: Anthony Higgins
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
  John Fife Symington III (b. 1945) — also known as Fife Symington III — of Arizona. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., August 12, 1945. Republican. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War; Governor of Arizona, 1991-97; resigned 1997. Episcopalian. Convicted on seven counts of bank fraud in federal court, September 3, 1997; forced to resign as governor; sentenced to prison and fined in February 1998; his conviction was overturned on appeal in June 1999; pardoned by President Bill Clinton in 2001. Still living as of 2017.
  Relatives: Son of John Fife Symington, Jr. and Martha Howard (Frick) Symington; great-grandson of Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919; coal and steel magnate); first cousin once removed of William Stuart Symington; second cousin of James Wadsworth Symington (1927-).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Whitney-Nye family of Massachusetts and New York; Hay-Morton-Turner-Wadsworth family of Taunton, Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Edwin J. Szarzynski (born c.1907) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Ill., about 1907. Republican. Credit manager; charged in 1937 with embezzlement of $2,553 from his employer; pleaded guilty to a reduced charge, and sentenced to six months in the workhouse; served three and a half months; arrested in 1942 in a raid on a gambling operation; fined $15; dock worker; candidate for Missouri state senate 5th District, 1960. Burial location unknown.
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