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Timothy Pickering (1745-1829) —
of Salem, Essex
County, Mass.; Luzerne
County, Pa.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Born in Salem, Essex
County, Mass., July 17,
County Register of Deeds, 1774-77; common pleas court judge in
Massachusetts, 1775, 1802-03; member of Massachusetts state
legislature, 1776; colonel in the Continental Army during the
Revolutionary War; delegate
to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1789; U.S.
Postmaster General, 1791-95; U.S.
Secretary of War, 1795; U.S.
Secretary of State, 1795-1800; U.S.
Senator from Massachusetts, 1803-11; U.S.
Representative from Massachusetts, 1813-17 (at-large 1813-15, 2nd
District 1815-17); member of Massachusetts
Governor's Council, 1817-18.
of the Cincinnati.
by the Senate in 1811 for violating an injunction of secrecy.
Died in Salem, Essex
County, Mass., January
29, 1829 (age 83 years, 196
Interment at Broad
Street Cemetery, Salem, Mass.
of Timothy Pickering (1703-1778) and Mary (Wingate) Pickering
(1708-1784); married, April 8,
1776, to Rebecca White (1754-1828); granduncle of Dudley
Leavitt Pickman; second great-granduncle of John
Gardner Coolidge and Augustus
Peabody Gardner; third great-granduncle of John
Lee Saltonstall; fourth great-granduncle of Leverett
Gurdon Saltonstall, John
Lee Saltonstall, Jr. and William
Amory Gardner Minot; fifth great-granduncle of William
Lawrence Saltonstall and John
Forbes Kerry; ancestor *** of Susan
Walker FitzGerald; first cousin once removed of John
Wingate Weeks (1781-1853); first cousin thrice removed of John
Wingate Weeks (1860-1926); first cousin four times removed of Charles
Sinclair Weeks; second cousin twice removed of John
Albion Andrew (1818-1867); second cousin thrice removed of Isaac
Forrester Andrew and Henry
Hersey Andrew; second cousin four times removed of Llewellyn
Libby and William
F. Nason; second cousin five times removed of Augustine
B. Libby, Albanah
Harvey Libby and Frederick
Edwin Hanscom; third cousin once removed of Luther
Walter Badger; third cousin twice removed of Amos
Tuck; third cousin thrice removed of Hiram
Augustus Huse (1840-1907) and Hiram
Augustus Huse (1843-1902).|
| || || Political families: Rodney
family of Delaware; Holden-Davis-Lawrence-Garcelon
family of Massachusetts; Weeks-Bigelow-Andrew-Prescott
family of Massachusetts; Lawrence-Andrew-Rodney-Parrish
family of Adel, Georgia (subsets of the Three
Thousand Related Politicians).|
| || ||See also congressional
biography — Govtrack.us
page — Wikipedia
article — NNDB
dossier — Find-A-Grave
| || ||Books about Timothy Pickering: David
Pickering and the Age of the American Revolution —
Gerald H. Clarfield, Timothy
Pickering and the American Republic|
Robert Wilson (1793-1856) —
also known as "Honest Bob" —
Born in Easton, Talbot
County, Md., December
Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; delegate
to Texas Convention of 1832 from District of San Jacinto, 1832;
served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member
Republic Senate from District of Harrisburg and Liberty, 1836-38,
1839; candidate for President
of the Texas Republic, 1838, 1843; delegate
to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845.
from Texas Republic Senate, December 26, 1838, for using
profanity and disclosing secrecy; subsequently returned to
Died May 25,
1856 (age 62 years, 170
Original interment in private or family graveyard; reinterment at Glenwood
Cemetery, Houston, Tex.
Benjamin Tappan (1773-1857) —
of Steubenville, Jefferson
Born in Northampton, Hampshire
County, Mass., May 25,
member of Ohio
state senate from Trumbull County, 1803-04; served in the U.S.
Army during the War of 1812; common pleas court judge in Ohio,
1816-23; candidate for Governor of
Ohio, 1826; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1832;
District Judge for Ohio, 1833; U.S.
Senator from Ohio, 1839-45.
by the Senate on May 10, 1844, over his disclosure to the New
York Evening Post of a secret message from President John
Tyler outlining terms for the annexation of Texas.
Died in Steubenville, Jefferson
County, Ohio, April
20, 1857 (age 83 years, 330
Interment at Union
Cemetery, Steubenville, Ohio.
Robert Green Crow (1883-1942) —
also known as Robert G. Crow; Bob Crow —
of Caruthersville, Pemiscot
Born in Scott
County, Mo., December
agent; postmaster at Caruthersville,
Mo., 1909-14; indicted
in October 1915 on federal charges of revealing information
from the federal civil service examination, to help his
half-brother, James L. Crow; pleaded
guilty in April 1916, and was fined
Member, Elks; Eagles;
On December 21, 1914, he mysteriously disappeared from the Pontiac
Hotel, St. Louis, Mo., leaving behind all of his clothes, and the
room disordered as if a scuffle had taken place; he was thought to
have been kidnapped and murdered by a gang, but a few months later,
he was found to be serving in the U.S. Army.
Died in Harlingen, Cameron
County, Tex., September
16, 1942 (age 58 years, 266
Smedley Darlington Butler (1881-1940) —
also known as Smedley Butler; "The Fighting
Quaker"; "Old Gimlet Eye" —
of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Born in West Chester, Chester
County, Pa., July 30,
Republican. Major general in U.S. Marine Corps; received a Medal
of Honor for the capture of Veracruz, Mexico, 1914; received
another for the capture of Fort Riviere, Haiti, 1915; Philadelphia police
commissioner, 1924-25; arrested
in 1931 over his unauthorized
disclosure of an incident unflattering to Italian dictator
Italian Benito Mussolini; retired from the service rather than
apologize to Mussolini; candidate in primary for U.S.
Senator from Pennsylvania, 1932.
Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia
County, Pa., June 21,
1940 (age 58 years, 327
Interment at Oaklands
Cemetery, West Chester, Pa.
Andrew Jackson May (1875-1959) —
also known as Andrew J. May —
of Prestonsburg, Floyd
Born near Langley, Floyd
County, Ky., June 24,
Democrat. Lawyer; Floyd
County Attorney, 1901-09; U.S.
Representative from Kentucky, 1931-47 (10th District 1931-33,
at-large 1933-35, 7th District 1935-47); defeated, 1928 (10th
District), 1946 (7th District).
In 1943, he was briefed about the flaws in the Japanese
anti-submarine munitions; he revealed this information to the
press, and hence to the Japanese, who quickly improved their depth
charges. After the war, this indiscretion
was estimated to have cost the U.S. ten submarines and 800 men. Convicted,
on July 3, 1947, on charges
bribes for his influence
in the award of munitions contracts during World War II; served nine
months in prison;
received a full pardon
from President Harry
S. Truman in 1952.
Died in Prestonsburg, Floyd
County, Ky., September
6, 1959 (age 84 years, 74
Interment at Mayo
Cemetery, Prestonsburg, Ky.
J. William Petro (c.1940-2002) —
Born about 1940.
Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, 1982-84.
as U.S. attorney amid charges
that he leaked confidential information; found
guilty of criminal
contempt of court in 1985.
Died, of a cerebral
hemorrhage, May 23,
2002 (age about 62