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Robert Alphonso Taft III (b. 1942) —
also known as Bob Taft —
of Cincinnati, Hamilton
Born in Boston, Suffolk
County, Mass., January
in the Peace Corps; member of Ohio
state house of representatives, 1977-81; Hamilton
County Commissioner, 1981-90; secretary
of state of Ohio, 1991-99; Governor of
Ohio, 1999-2007; delegate to Republican National Convention from
in 2005, he pleaded no
contest to four misdemeanors involving failure
to disclose gifts, and was fined
$4,000; subsequently reprimanded
by the Ohio Supreme Court.
Still living as of 2014.
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.
Greg Tarver —
Member of Louisiana
state senate, 1990.
and acquitted in 2000 on federal racketeering charges.
Still living as of 2000.
James W. Tate (b. 1831) —
also known as "Honest Dick" —
of Frankfort, Franklin
Born in Franklin
County, Ky., January
state treasurer, 1868-.
from the state treasurer's office in March, 1888; Gov. Simon
Buckner said Tate had embezzled
almost $250,000 from the state. Impeached
in absentia by the Kentucky House; convicted
and removed from
office by the Senate.
returned, and his fate is unknown.
Glen Hearst Taylor (1904-1984) —
also known as Glen H. Taylor —
of Pocatello, Bannock
Born in Portland, Multnomah
County, Ore., April
singer; candidate for U.S.
Representative from Idaho, 1938; U.S.
Senator from Idaho, 1945-51; defeated, 1940 (Democratic), 1942
(Democratic), 1956 (Independent); arrested
on May 1, 1948, in Birmingham, Alabama, for attempting
to use a door reserved for Negroes, rather than the whites-only door;
in 1949 of disorderly conduct; Progressive candidate for Vice
President of the United States, 1948.
28, 1984 (age 80 years, 16
Interment at Skylawn
Memorial Park, San Mateo, Calif.
William Sylvester Taylor (1853-1928) —
also known as William S. Taylor; W. S. Taylor;
of Morgantown, Butler
Born in Butler
County, Ky., October
state court judge in Kentucky, 1886; delegate to Republican National
Convention from Kentucky, 1888,
state attorney general, 1896-99; Governor of
in 1900 as a conspirator in the assassination
J. Goebel; fled
to Indiana; never extradited; pardoned
in 1909 by Gov. Augustus
2, 1928 (age 74 years, 297
Interment at Crown
Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
Arthur E. Teele (1946-2005) —
also known as Art Teele —
Born in Prince
George's County, Md., May 14,
Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; lawyer;
director, U.S. Urban Mass Transportation Administration, 1981-83;
Presidential Elector for Florida, 1992;
as Miami city commissioner in 1997-2004, he chaired the Community
Redevelopment Agency (CRA); an investigation
of corruption in the agency, started in 2003, led to charges
that he had accepted $135,000 in kickbacks
from two construction companies; as a result, he was removed from
office in 2004 by Gov. Jeb
Bush; in August, 2004, when he and his wife were under
surveillance, he drove his
car at a police detective in an attempt to run him
over, and also threatened
to kill police officers who had been following his wife during
the investigation; convicted
in March 2005 on charges
related to this incident; indicted
on July 14, 2005, on federal conspiracy and money
laundering charges, over a scheme to fraudulently obtain
contracts for electrical work at the Miami International Airport
through a "minority-owned" shell company; published police reports
revealed that he had put his mistress
on the CRA payroll, that he regularly bought and used cocaine,
and that he frequently made use of a male prostitute.
of God in Christ. African
ancestry. Member, Kappa
Alpha Psi; NAACP; Freemasons.
Came to the offices
of the Miami Herald newspaper, and shot himself
in the head with a semiautomatic pistol; he died two hours later in
the trauma unit of Jackson Memorial Hospital,
County, Fla., July 27,
2005 (age 59 years, 74
Interment at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park, Tallahassee, Fla.
Rudolph Gabriel Tenerowicz (1890-1963) —
also known as Rudolph G. Tenerowicz —
of Hamtramck, Wayne
Born in Budapest, Hungary,
of Polish parents, June 14,
served in the U.S. Army during World War I; mayor
of Hamtramck, Mich., 1928-32, 1936-39; resigned 1932; U.S.
Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1939-43; defeated,
1942 (Democratic primary), 1946 (Republican primary), 1948
(Republican), 1950 (Republican), 1952 (Republican), 1954 (Republican).
in 1932; freed from prison when pardoned
by Gov. William
Died in Hamtramck, Wayne
County, Mich., August
31, 1963 (age 73 years, 78
Interment at Arlington
National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Warren Jay Terhune (1869-1920) —
also known as Warren J. Terhune —
of Hackensack, Bergen
Born in Midland Park, Bergen
County, N.J., May 3,
Served in the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Navy
commander; Governor of
American Samoa; died in office 1920.
Three days before he was to face an inquiry
administration, he shot himself
in the heart, in a bathroom of the Executive
Mansion, Utulei, American
3, 1920 (age 51 years, 184
days); later, the Navy exonerated him; his accuser, Lieutenant
Commander Creed H. Boucher, was courtmartialed and found guilty of
fomenting unrest among the Samoans.
Interment at Arlington
National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
David Smith Terry (1823-1889) —
also known as David S. Terry —
of Galveston, Galveston
County, Tex.; San
Francisco, Calif.; Stockton, San
Joaquin County, Calif.
Born in Christian County (part now in Todd
County), Ky., March 8,
to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; advocated the extension of
slavery to California; justice of
California state supreme court, 1855-59; chief
justice of California state supreme court, 1857-59; killed U.S.
C. Broderick in a duel
near San Francisco in 1859; tried
but acquitted; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War;
to California state constitutional convention, 1878-79; candidate
for Presidential Elector for California, 1880;
his wife Sarah Althea Hill claimed to be the widow and heir of
wealthy U.S. Senator William
Sharon; in September, 1888, when her claim was finally rejected
by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen
J. Field (acting as a Court of Appeals judge for California), she
and Terry caused an altercation in the courtroom and were jailed
six months for contempt
Five months after his release from jail, he encountered Justice Field
and slapped him in the face; he was then shot
through the heart and killed by
U.S. Deputy Marshal David Neagle, the justice's bodyguard, in the train
room at Lathrop, San Joaquin
County, Calif., August
14, 1889 (age 66 years, 159
days). Neagle was arrested by local authorities, but later
released on the demand of the U.S. government.
Interment at Stockton
Rural Cemetery, Stockton, Calif.
Charles Wheeler Thayer (1910-1969) —
also known as Charles W. Thayer —
of Villanova, Delaware
County, Pa.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Born in Villanova, Delaware
County, Pa., February
U.S. Vice Consul in Moscow, 1937, 1940; Berlin, 1937-38; Hamburg, 1939-40; Kabul, as of 1943; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War
II; head of the State Department's international broadcasting
division, including the "Voice of America", 1947-49; U.S. Consul
General in Munich, 1952-53; in March 1953, when attacks on his loyalty
by U.S. Sen. Joseph
R. McCarthy inspired a State Department investigation
into his diplomatic
career, he resigned
from the Foreign Service; writer.
Died, during heart
surgery, in Salzburg, Austria,
27, 1969 (age 59 years, 199
Interment at Church
of the Redeemer Cemetery, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
W. Stephen Thayer III (b. 1946) —
of Manchester, Hillsborough
Born in 1946.
Attorney for New Hampshire, 1981-84; justice of
New Hampshire state supreme court, 1986-2000.
Allegedly asked Chief Justice David
A. Brock not to appoint a certain lower court judge to a panel of
judges that would hear the appeal of his divorce case; following an
investigation, he was forced to
resign in 2000 from the New Hampshire Supreme Court.
Still living as of 2000.
Edwin Stark Thomas (1872-1952) —
of New Haven, New Haven
Born in Woodstock, McHenry
County, Ill., November
member of Connecticut
state house of representatives from Orange, 1899-1900; defeated,
1900; secretary of
Connecticut Democratic Party, 1902-12; delegate to Democratic
National Convention from Connecticut, 1908
executive secretary to Gov. Simeon
Baldwin, 1911-13; U.S.
District Judge for Connecticut, 1913-39; resigned 1939.
During an investigation
of his financial affairs and actions in certain cases by a federal
grand jury, prompted by connections to the bribery
case of another federal judge, Martin
T. Manton, he resigned,
Died in Columbia, Tolland
County, Conn., January
21, 1952 (age 79 years, 71
Interment at Grove
Cemetery, Eastford, Conn.
John Parnell Thomas (1895-1970) —
also known as J. Parnell Thomas —
of Allendale, Bergen
Born in Jersey City, Hudson
County, N.J., January
Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; mayor of
Allendale, N.J., 1926-30; member of New
Jersey state house of assembly from Bergen County, 1935-36; U.S.
Representative from New Jersey 7th District, 1937-50; defeated,
no contest to payroll
from Congress and sentenced
Died in St. Petersburg, Pinellas
County, Fla., November
19, 1970 (age 75 years, 307
ashes interred at Elm
Grove Cemetery, Mystic, Stonington, Conn.
Lafayette Christopher Thomas (1926-2000) —
also known as Fate C. Thomas —
of Nashville, Davidson
Born in Nashville, Davidson
County, Tenn., September
Democrat. Candidate for Tennessee
state house of representatives, 1954; Davidson
County Sheriff, 1972-90.
in federal court in 1990 on 54 counts of abusing
his power as sheriff; pleaded
guilty to theft
and mail fraud; sentenced
to five years in prison;
released in 1994.
Died, following heart
bypass surgery, in Nashville, Davidson
County, Tenn., July 25,
2000 (age 73 years, 306
Interment at Calvary
Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.
Randal Tye Thomas (b. 1978) —
also known as Tye Thomas; Skip Thomas —
of Gun Barrel City, Henderson
County, Tex.; The Colony, Denton
Born in a hospital
at Terrell, Kaufman
County, Tex., August
Republican. Mayor, Gun Barrel City, Tex., 2000-2001, resigned 2001;
Presidential Elector for Texas, 2000;
youngest mayor in Texas; indicted
for misdemeanor perjury,
Still living as of 2003.
Frank Thompson, Jr. (1918-1989) —
of Trenton, Mercer
Born in Trenton, Mercer
County, N.J., July 26,
Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer;
member of New
Jersey state house of assembly from Mercer County, 1950-54; U.S.
Representative from New Jersey 4th District, 1955-80; defeated,
1980; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1964.
Legion; Veterans of
in the Abscam sting, in which FBI agents impersonating Arab
businessmen offered bribes
to political figures; indicted
on June 18 and convicted
on December 3, 1980, on bribery
and conspiracy charges; sentenced
to three years in prison.
Died in 1989
Joseph Williams Thorne (b. 1816) —
also known as J. Williams Thorne —
County, Pa.; Warren
Born in Pennsylvania, December
to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1875; member
Carolina state house of representatives, 1875; expelled 1875;
member of North
Carolina state senate; elected 1876.
in 1875 from the North Carolina House as an "infidel," reportedly for
his support of Darwin's theory of evolution.
Interment at Longwood
Cemetery, Longwood, Pa.
Thomas Johnson Tiffany (1834-1906) —
also known as Thomas J. Tiffany; "Henry
of Bennington, Bennington
County, Vt.; Rutland, Rutland
Born in Pittsford, Rutland
County, Vt., March 6,
Republican. Postmaster at Bennington,
Vt., 1872-84; in March, 1884, he was confronted
by a postal inspector about a shortage
in the post office accounts, he fled,
$2,000 in Bennington school funds; in October, 1885, he was arrested
near Greeley, Colorado, where he was living under the alias "Henry
Fullerton", and brought back to Vermont, where he plead
guilty to federal charges,
and was sentenced
to five years' imprisonment.
Died in Rutland, Rutland
County, Vt., June 26,
1906 (age 72 years, 112
Interment at Bennington Village Cemetery, Bennington, Vt.
Benjamin Franklin Tilley (1848-1907) —
also known as B. F. Tilley —
Born in Bristol, Bristol
County, R.I., March
U.S. Navy commander; Governor of
American Samoa; court
martialed in 1901 on charges
and found not guilty.
Died, of pneumonia,
in Philadelphia, Philadelphia
County, Pa., March
18, 1907 (age 58 years, 354
Interment at Naval
Academy Cemetery, Annapolis, Md.
Benjamin Ryan Tillman (1847-1918) —
also known as Benjamin R. Tillman; "Pitchfork
Ben"; "The One-Eyed Plowboy" —
of Trenton, Edgefield
Born in Edgefield District (now Edgefield
County), S.C., August
Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lost an
eye in 1864; farmer; Governor of
South Carolina, 1890-94; delegate
to South Carolina state constitutional convention, 1895; U.S.
Senator from South Carolina, 1895-1918; died in office 1918; in
Februry, 1902, he accused
fellow South Carolina senator John
McLaurin, of accepting a bribe (in the form of federal patronage)
to support a treaty; McLaurin called Tillman a liar, and the two came to
blows on the Senate floor; both were censured
by the Senate; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South
and Resolutions Committee), 1916;
member of Democratic
National Committee from South Carolina, 1912-16.
Died in Washington,
D.C., July 3,
1918 (age 70 years, 326
Interment at Ebenezer
Cemetery, Trenton, S.C.; statue at State
House Grounds, Columbia, S.C.
Kenneth O. Tompkins (born c.1907) —
of Johnstown, Cambria
Born about 1907.
of Johnstown, Pa., 1964-71; resigned 1971; indicted
in January 1971 on bribery-conspiracy
of money from Teleprompter Corporation for a cable television
guilty and testified against others.
Robert Augustus Toombs (1810-1885) —
also known as Robert Toombs; Bob Toombs —
of Washington, Wilkes
Born in Wilkes
County, Ga., July 2,
member of Georgia
state house of representatives, 1837-43; U.S.
Representative from Georgia 8th District, 1845-53; U.S.
Senator from Georgia, 1853-61; delegate
to Georgia secession convention, 1861; Delegate
from Georgia to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Confederate
Secretary of State, 1861; general in the Confederate Army during
the Civil War; fled
to Europe in 1865 to avoid
arrest by Union
forces; he was suspected of involvement in the assassination
of President Abraham
Lincoln; later returned to Georgia; delegate
to Georgia state constitutional convention, 1877.
One of the greatest orators of his time.
Died in Washington, Wilkes
County, Ga., December
15, 1885 (age 75 years, 166
Interment at Rest
Haven Cemetery, Washington, Ga.
James Anthony Traficant, Jr. (b. 1941) —
also known as James A. Traficant, Jr. —
of Warren, Trumbull
Born in Youngstown, Mahoning
County, Ohio, May 8,
Representative from Ohio 17th District, 1985-2002; removed 2002;
defeated, 2002; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio,
As sheriff in the 1980s, was charged
and acquitted. In May, 2001, he was indicted
on ten counts of bribery
and racketeering; tried
from the U.S. House of Representatives, July 24, 2002.
Still living as of 2014.
Charles Edward Travis (1829-1860) —
also known as Charles E. Travis —
Born in Alabama, August
Member of Texas
state house of representatives, 1853-54.
from the U.S. Cavalry, on charges of conduct
unbecoming an officer and a gentleman, based on incidents of
absence, and cheating
Died, of consumption
County, Tex., 1860
Interment at Masonic
Cemetery, Chappell Hill, Tex.
Roger Culver Tredwell (1885-1961) —
also known as Roger C. Tredwell —
of Bloomington, Monroe
County, Ind.; Washington,
D.C.; Ridgefield, Fairfield
Born in Brooklyn, Kings
County, N.Y., January
U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Yokohama, 1910-11; U.S. Deputy Consul General in London, 1911; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Burslem, 1911-12; Dresden, 1912; U.S. Consul in Bristol, 1913-14; Amsterdam, 1914; Naples, 1914; Leghorn, 1914-15; Turin, 1915-16; Rome, 1916-17; while working as American
consul, he was arrested
by the Russian Bolshevik authorities in Tashkent, 1918-19; U.S.
Consul General in Hong Kong, 1925-29; Stockholm, as of 1932.
Died in Ridgefield, Fairfield
County, Conn., July 12,
1961 (age 76 years, 181
of Alanson Tredwell and Frances Vail (Culver) Tredwell; married to
Winifred van Shaick Reed (died 1921).|
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James W. Treffinger —
of Verona, Essex
County Executive; candidate in primary for U.S.
Senator from New Jersey, 2000.
guilty in 2003 to corruption and fraud charges;
ordered to pay $30,000 restitution,
to 13 months in federal prison.
Still living as of 2003.
David H. Trembley (b. 1858) —
of Rahway, Union
Born in New Jersey, 1858.
painter; mayor of
Rahway, N.J., 1918-22; on May 31, 1919, he prevented a Socialist
Harwood, from speaking, by spraying him and his audience with a
fire hose; subsequently arrested
to riot; retaliated by arresting Justice of the Peace Gustav
Theimer, who had indicted him, and arraigned him on a charge of
George Alfred Trenholm (1807-1876) —
also known as George A. Trenholm —
of South Carolina.
Born in Charleston, Charleston
County, S.C., February
member of South
Carolina state house of representatives, 1852-56, 1874; Confederate
Secretary of the Treasury, 1864-65.
forces in 1865, and imprisoned
at Fort Pulaski, Tennessee, until October.
Died in Charleston, Charleston
County, S.C., December
9, 1876 (age 69 years, 288
Interment at Magnolia
Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.
Clark E. Tucker (1897-1971) —
of Kansas City, Wyandotte
Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; mayor
of Kansas City, Kan., 1947-55; indicted
in 1952, along with two city commissioners, on charges
related to city procurement of asphalt.
18, 1971 (age 74 years, 17
Interment at Highland
Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.
Irwin St. John Tucker —
in Chicago, 1918, along with former U.S. Rep. Victor
L. Berger, and three others, for making speeches
that encouraged disloyalty
and obstructed military
to twenty years in prison;
the conviction was later overturned; candidate for U.S.
Representative from Illinois 10th District, 1918; delegate to
Socialist National Convention from Illinois, 1920.
James Guy Tucker, Jr. (b. 1943) —
also known as Jim Guy Tucker, Jr. —
Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County, Okla., June 13,
state attorney general, 1973-77; U.S.
Representative from Arkansas 2nd District, 1977-79; candidate
Senator from Arkansas, 1978; Lieutenant
Governor of Arkansas, 1991-92; Governor of
in July 1996 after his conviction
on federal charges
brought by independent counsel Kenneth
Still living as of 2014.
Walter Rayford Tucker III (b. 1957) —
also known as Walter R. Tucker III —
of Compton, Los
Angeles County, Calif.
Born in Compton, Los Angeles
County, Calif., May 28,
Democrat. Lawyer; ordained
of Compton, Calif., 1991-92; U.S.
Representative from California 37th District, 1993-95; resigned
in 1996 to 27 months in prison
Still living as of 2014.
Harold Charles Turner (b. 1962) —
also known as Hal Turner —
of North Bergen, Hudson
Born in Jersey City, Hudson
County, N.J., March
Republican. Radio talk
show host; candidate in primary for U.S.
Representative from New Jersey 13th District, 2000; in June 2009,
he posted threats
against three U.S. Court of Appeals judges, calling for them to be murdered
over a ruling in a gun rights case; pleaded not guilty; tried in
2009-10; the first two ended in mistrials; convicted
at the third trial and sentenced to 33 months in prison;
released in 2012.
Still living as of 2015.
James M. Turner (1928-1981) —
of Woodbury, Gloucester
Republican. Member of New
Jersey state house of assembly District 3-B; elected 1969;
member of New
Jersey state senate District 3-A, 1972-73; removed 1973;
defeated, 1973 (3rd District); convicted
in 1973 of accepting a $10,000 bribe
to "fix" a stolen property case, and conspiring to frame
A. Gewertz, by planting narcotics
in his home and his car.
Died July 20,
1981 (age 52 years, 254
William Magear Tweed (1823-1878) —
also known as William M. Tweed; William Marcy Tweed;
"Boss Tweed" —
of New York, New York
Born in New York, New York
County, N.Y., April 3,
Representative from New York 5th District, 1853-55; member of New York
state senate 4th District, 1868-73.
ancestry. Member, Odd
to twelve years in prison;
in Spain and brought back to New York.
prison, in New York, New York
County, N.Y., April
12, 1878 (age 55 years, 9
Interment at Green-Wood
Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
John Tyler (1790-1862) —
also known as "The Accidental
Born in Charles
City County, Va., March
member of Virginia
state house of delegates, 1811-16, 1823-25, 1839-40; served in
the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S.
Representative from Virginia 23rd District, 1817-21; Governor of
Virginia, 1825-27; U.S.
Senator from Virginia, 1827-36; delegate
to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1829-30; delegate to
Whig National Convention from Virginia, 1839 (Convention
President of the United States, 1841; defeated, 1836; President
of the United States, 1841-45; delegate
to Virginia secession convention, 1861; Delegate
from Virginia to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62;
died in office 1862.
A bill to impeach
him was defeated in the House of Representatives in January 1843.
Died, probably from a stroke,
in a hotel
room at Richmond,
18, 1862 (age 71 years, 295
Interment at Hollywood
Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
Tyler and Mary (Armistead) Tyler (1761-1797); married, March
20, 1813, to Letitia Christian; married, June 26,
1844, to Julia Gardiner (1820-1889; daughter of David
Gardiner (1784-1844)); father of David
Gardiner Tyler; third cousin of George
Madison; third cousin once removed of Zachary
Taylor; third cousin twice removed of John
Strother Pendleton, Albert
Gallatin Pendleton and Aylett
Hawes Buckner; third cousin thrice removed of James
Francis Buckner and Bronson
| || || Political families: Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton
family of Massachusetts; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler
family of Virginia and Connecticut; Mapes-Jennings-Denby-Neuman
family of New York and Arizona; Tyler-Mapes
family of New York (subsets of the Three
Thousand Related Politicians).|
| || ||Cross-reference: Benjamin
| || ||Tyler County,
Tex. is named for him.|
| || ||Other politicians named for him: John
| || ||See also congressional
biography — Govtrack.us
page — Wikipedia
article — NNDB
| || ||Books about John Tyler: Oliver P.
Tyler : Champion of the Old South — Norma Lois
of William Henry Harrison and John Tyler — Jane C.
Tyler : A President of Many Firsts — Edward P. Crapol,
Tyler, the Accidental President — Gary May, John
Tyler: The 10th President, 1841-1845 — Donald Barr
| || ||Image source: Portrait & Biographical
Album of Washtenaw County (1891)||