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  Robert Alphonso Taft III (b. 1942) — also known as Bob Taft — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 8, 1942. Republican. Served 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 Ohio, 2004; 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. Methodist. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Taft, Jr.; married to Hope Rothert; nephew of William Howard Taft III; grandson of Robert Alphonso Taft; grandnephew of Charles Phelps Taft II; great-grandson of William Howard Taft; great-grandnephew of Charles Phelps Taft and Henry Waters Taft; second great-grandson of Alphonso Taft and John Williamson Herron; second great-grandnephew of William Collins; third great-grandson of Peter Rawson Taft and Ela Collins; first cousin once removed of Seth Chase Taft (1922-?); first cousin twice removed of Walbridge S. Taft; second cousin five times removed of Willard J. Chapin; distant relative *** of Ezra Taft Benson.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Starkweather-Pendleton family of Preston, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Benjamin Tappan (1773-1857) — of Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. Born in Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass., May 25, 1773. Democrat. Lawyer; 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; U.S. District Judge for Ohio, 1833; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1839-45. Censured 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 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Steubenville, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Tappan (1747-1831) and Sarah (Homes) Tappan (1748-1826); married, March 20, 1801, to Nancy Wright (1778-1822; sister of John Crafts Wright); uncle of Susannah Tappan (who married Hiram Barney (1811-1895)); fourth cousin of Mason Weare Tappan.
  Political family: Tappan-Merrill-Wright family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Greg Tarver — of Louisiana. Member of Louisiana state senate, 1990. Tried 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 County, Ky. Born in Franklin County, Ky., January 2, 1831. Kentucky state treasurer, 1868-. Absconded 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. He never returned, and his fate is unknown.
  Glen Hearst Taylor (1904-1984) — also known as Glen H. Taylor — of Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho. Born in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., April 12, 1904. Country-western 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; convicted in 1949 of disorderly conduct; Progressive candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1948. Member, United World Federalists. Died April 28, 1984 (age 80 years, 16 days). Interment at Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Pleasant John Taylor and Olive Oatman (Higgins) Taylor; married, March 31, 1931, to Dora Marie Pike.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  William Sylvester Taylor (1853-1928) — also known as William S. Taylor; W. S. Taylor; "Hogjaw" — of Morgantown, Butler County, Ky. Born in Butler County, Ky., October 10, 1853. Republican. Lawyer; state court judge in Kentucky, 1886; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1888, 1900; Kentucky state attorney general, 1896-99; Governor of Kentucky, 1899-1900. Indicted in 1900 as a conspirator in the assassination of William J. Goebel; fled to Indiana; never extradited; pardoned in 1909 by Gov. Augustus E. Willson. Died August 2, 1928 (age 74 years, 297 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Cross-reference: Charles E. Sapp
  Arthur E. Teele (1946-2005) — also known as Art Teele — of Florida. Born in Prince George's County, Md., May 14, 1946. 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. Church 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, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla., July 27, 2005 (age 59 years, 74 days). Interment at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park, Tallahassee, Fla.
  Relatives: Married to Stephanie Kerr.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Rudolph Gabriel Tenerowicz (1890-1963) — also known as Rudolph G. Tenerowicz — of Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Budapest, Hungary, of Polish parents, June 14, 1890. Physician; 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). Polish ancestry. Tried and convicted on vice conspiracy charges in 1932; freed from prison when pardoned by Gov. William A. Comstock. Died in Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich., August 31, 1963 (age 73 years, 78 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Tenerowicz and Antoinette (Gall) Tenerowicz; brother of Anthony C. Tenerowicz; married to Margaret Tenerowicz (1916?-).
  Political family: Tenerowicz family of Hamtramck, Michigan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Warren Jay Terhune (1869-1920) — also known as Warren J. Terhune — of Hackensack, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Midland Park, Bergen County, N.J., May 3, 1869. 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 into charges against his administration, he shot himself in the heart, in a bathroom of the Executive Mansion, Utulei, American Samoa, November 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.
  Relatives: Married to Josephine Lee Smith (1868-1955).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  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, 1823. Lawyer; went 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. Senator David C. Broderick in a duel near San Francisco in 1859; tried for murder, but acquitted; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate 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 of court. 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 station dining 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.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Royal Terry (1792-1877) and Sarah David (Smith) Terry (1793-1837); brother of Benjamin Franklin Terry (1821-1861); married, November 26, 1852, to Cornelia Runnels (1829-1884; niece of Hardin Richard Runnels); married, January 7, 1886, to Sarah Althea Hill (1857-1937).
  Political family: Runnels-Terry family of Houston, Texas.
  Cross-reference: Peter Singleton Wilkes
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Wheeler Thayer (1910-1969) — also known as Charles W. Thayer — of Villanova, Delaware County, Pa.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Villanova, Delaware County, Pa., February 9, 1910. 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, August 27, 1969 (age 59 years, 199 days). Interment at Church of the Redeemer Cemetery, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of George C. Thayer and Gertrude May (Wheeler) Thayer (c.1870-1964); brother of Avis Howard Thayer (1912-1981; who married Charles Eustis Bohlen); married, March 27, 1950, to Cynthia (Dunn) Cochrane (daughter of James Clement Dunn); uncle of Avis Thayer Bohlen (1940-).
  Political family: Bohlen-Eustis-Thayer family of Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  W. Stephen Thayer III (b. 1946) — of Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H. Born in 1946. U.S. 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.
  Cross-reference: Sherman D. Horton, Jr. — John T. Broderick, Jr.
  Edwin Stark Thomas (1872-1952) — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Woodstock, McHenry County, Ill., November 11, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; 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 (alternate), 1912; 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, citing illness. Died in Columbia, Tolland County, Conn., January 21, 1952 (age 79 years, 71 days). Interment at Grove Cemetery, Eastford, Conn.
  Relatives: Married 1931 to Jean Virginia Gordon (1890-1979).
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Parnell Thomas (1895-1970) — also known as J. Parnell Thomas — of Allendale, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., January 16, 1895. 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, 1954. Pleaded no contest to payroll padding; resigned from Congress and sentenced to prison, 1950. Died in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla., November 19, 1970 (age 75 years, 307 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic, Stonington, Conn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Lafayette Christopher Thomas (1926-2000) — also known as Fate C. Thomas — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., September 23, 1926. Democrat. Candidate for Tennessee state house of representatives, 1954; Davidson County Sheriff, 1972-90. Catholic. Indicted 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 days). 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 County, Tex. Born in a hospital at Terrell, Kaufman County, Tex., August 23, 1978. Republican. Mayor, Gun Barrel City, Tex., 2000-2001, resigned 2001; Presidential Elector for Texas, 2000; youngest mayor in Texas; indicted for misdemeanor perjury, and arrested for public intoxication, 2001. Methodist. Still living as of 2003.
  Frank Thompson, Jr. (1918-1989) — of Trenton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., July 26, 1918. 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. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Implicated 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 (age about 70 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Thompson and Beatrice (Jameson) Thompson; married, January 10, 1942, to Evelina Gleaves Van Metre.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Joseph Williams Thorne (b. 1816) — also known as J. Williams Thorne — of Chester County, Pa.; Warren County, N.C. Born in Pennsylvania, December 25, 1816. Republican. Delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1875; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1875; expelled 1875; member of North Carolina state senate; elected 1876. Expelled 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 Fullerton" — of Bennington, Bennington County, Vt.; Rutland, Rutland County, Vt. Born in Pittsford, Rutland County, Vt., March 6, 1834. 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, also taking $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. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Rutland, Rutland County, Vt., June 26, 1906 (age 72 years, 112 days). Interment at Bennington Village Cemetery, Bennington, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Arnold Johnson Tiffany (1803-1877) and Abigail (Drury) Tiffany (1805-1844); married, October 6, 1858, to Mary Frances Cook.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benjamin Franklin Tilley (1848-1907) — also known as B. F. Tilley — Born in Bristol, Bristol County, R.I., March 29, 1848. U.S. Navy commander; Governor of American Samoa; court martialed in 1901 on charges of immorality and drunkenness; tried and found not guilty. Died, of pneumonia, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 18, 1907 (age 58 years, 354 days). Interment at Naval Academy Cemetery, Annapolis, Md.
  Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Tilley and Sarah W. (Esterbrooks) Tilley; married, June 6, 1878, to Emily Edelin Williamson (1856-1931).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Benjamin Ryan Tillman (1847-1918) — also known as Benjamin R. Tillman; "Pitchfork Ben"; "The One-Eyed Plowboy" — of Trenton, Edgefield County, S.C. Born in Edgefield District (now Edgefield County), S.C., August 11, 1847. 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 Carolina, 1904, 1912 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1916; member of Democratic National Committee from South Carolina, 1912-16. English ancestry. Died in Washington, D.C., July 3, 1918 (age 70 years, 326 days). Interment at Ebenezer Cemetery, Trenton, S.C.; statue at State House Grounds, Columbia, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Ryan Tillman, Sr. and Sophia (Hancock) Tillman; brother of George Dionysius Tillman (1826-1902); married 1868 to Sallie Starke.
  Cross-reference: Frazier B. Baker
  Tillman County, Okla. is named for him.
  Politician named for him: Ben T. Leppard
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Books about Ben Tillman: Stephen Kantrowitz, Ben Tillman & the Reconstruction of White Supremacy
  Kenneth O. Tompkins (born c.1907) — of Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa. Born about 1907. Republican. Mayor of Johnstown, Pa., 1964-71; resigned 1971; indicted in January 1971 on bribery-conspiracy charges over acceptance of money from Teleprompter Corporation for a cable television franchise; pleaded guilty and testified against others. Burial location unknown.
  Robert Augustus Toombs (1810-1885) — also known as Robert Toombs; Bob Toombs — of Washington, Wilkes County, Ga. Born in Wilkes County, Ga., July 2, 1810. Lawyer; 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 days). Interment at Rest Haven Cemetery, Washington, Ga.
  Toombs County, Ga. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Books about Robert Toombs: William C. Davis, The Union That Shaped the Confederacy: Robert Toombs and Alexander H. Stephens
  James Anthony Traficant, Jr. (b. 1941) — also known as James A. Traficant, Jr. — of Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. Born in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, May 8, 1941. Sheriff; U.S. Representative from Ohio 17th District, 1985-2002; removed 2002; defeated, 2002; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1996, 2000. As sheriff in the 1980s, was charged with accepting bribes, tried and acquitted. In May, 2001, he was indicted on ten counts of bribery and racketeering; tried and convicted; sentenced to prison; expelled from the U.S. House of Representatives, July 24, 2002. Still living as of 2014.
  Cross-reference: Tim Ryan
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Charles Edward Travis (1829-1860) — also known as Charles E. Travis — Born in Alabama, August 8, 1829. Member of Texas state house of representatives, 1853-54. Court-martialed and discharged from the U.S. Cavalry, on charges of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman, based on incidents of alleged slander, unauthorized absence, and cheating at cards. Died, of consumption (tuberculosis) in Washington County, Tex., 1860 (age about 30 years). Interment at Masonic Cemetery, Chappell Hill, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Rosanna (Cato) Travis and William Barret Travis (1809-1836).
  Roger Culver Tredwell (1885-1961) — also known as Roger C. Tredwell — of Bloomington, Monroe County, Ind.; Washington, D.C.; Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., January 12, 1885. 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 and imprisoned 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 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Alanson Tredwell and Frances Vail (Culver) Tredwell; married to Winifred van Shaick Reed (died 1921).
  See also Wikipedia article
  James W. Treffinger — of Verona, Essex County, N.J. Republican. Essex County Executive; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 2000. Pleaded guilty in 2003 to corruption and fraud charges; ordered to pay $30,000 restitution, and sentenced to 13 months in federal prison. Still living as of 2003.
  David H. Trembley (b. 1858) — of Rahway, Union County, N.J. Born in New Jersey, 1858. Carriage painter; mayor of Rahway, N.J., 1918-22; on May 31, 1919, he prevented a Socialist orator, Frederick Harwood, from speaking, by spraying him and his audience with a fire hose; subsequently arrested and charged with assault and inciting to riot; retaliated by arresting Justice of the Peace Gustav Theimer, who had indicted him, and arraigned him on a charge of improper procedure. French Huguenot ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  George Alfred Trenholm (1807-1876) — also known as George A. Trenholm — of South Carolina. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., February 25, 1807. Democrat. Banker; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1852-56, 1874; Confederate Secretary of the Treasury, 1864-65. Arrested by Union 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 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of William Trenholm (1772-1824) and Elizabeth Irene (De Griffin) Trenholm (1781-1824); married 1828 to Anna Helen Holmes (1810-1885); father of William Lee Trenholm (1836-1901).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clark E. Tucker (1897-1971) — of Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan. Born December 1, 1897. 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. Died December 18, 1971 (age 74 years, 17 days). Interment at Highland Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.
  Irwin St. John Tucker — of Illinois. Socialist. Lecturer; indicted in Chicago, 1918, along with former U.S. Rep. Victor L. Berger, and three others, for making speeches that encouraged disloyalty and obstructed military recruitment; tried and convicted; sentenced 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. Burial location unknown.
  James Guy Tucker, Jr. (b. 1943) — also known as Jim Guy Tucker, Jr. — of Arkansas. Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., June 13, 1943. Democrat. Arkansas state attorney general, 1973-77; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 2nd District, 1977-79; candidate for U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1978; Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas, 1991-92; Governor of Arkansas, 1992-96. Presbyterian. Resigned in July 1996 after his conviction on federal charges brought by independent counsel Kenneth Starr. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  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, 1957. Democrat. Lawyer; ordained minister; mayor of Compton, Calif., 1991-92; U.S. Representative from California 37th District, 1993-95; resigned 1995. Baptist. African ancestry. Sentenced in 1996 to 27 months in prison for extortion and tax evasion. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Walter R. Tucker, Jr. (1924-1990).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Harold Charles Turner (b. 1962) — also known as Hal Turner — of North Bergen, Hudson County, N.J. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., March 15, 1962. 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.
  See also Wikipedia article — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  James M. Turner (1928-1981) — of Woodbury, Gloucester County, N.J. Born November 8, 1928. Republican. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly District 3-B; elected 1969; member of New Jersey state senate District 3-A, 1972-73; removed 1973; defeated, 1973 (3rd District); convicted in 1973 of accepting a $10,000 bribe to "fix" a stolen property case, and conspiring to frame Assemblyman Kenneth A. Gewertz, by planting narcotics in his home and his car. Died July 20, 1981 (age 52 years, 254 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  William Magear Tweed (1823-1878) — also known as William M. Tweed; William Marcy Tweed; "Boss Tweed" — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 3, 1823. Democrat. Chairmaker; fire fighter; U.S. Representative from New York 5th District, 1853-55; member of New York state senate 4th District, 1868-73. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to twelve years in prison; escaped; captured in Spain and brought back to New York. Died in prison, in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 12, 1878 (age 55 years, 9 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Tweed and Eliza (Magear) Tweed; married, September 18, 1844, to Mary Jane C. Skaden.
  Cross-reference: Charles O'Conor — Thomas Nast — George G. Barnard — Albert Cardozo
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Books about William M. Tweed: Seymour J. Mandelbaum, Boss Tweed's New York — Leo Hershkowitz, Tweed's New York : another look — Kenneth D. Ackerman, Boss Tweed: The Rise and Fall of the Corrupt Pol Who Conceived the Soul of Modern New York
John Tyler John Tyler (1790-1862) — also known as "The Accidental President" — of Williamsburg, Va. Born in Charles City County, Va., March 29, 1790. Whig. Lawyer; 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 Vice-President); Vice 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. Episcopalian. English ancestry. 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, Va., January 18, 1862 (age 71 years, 295 days). Interment at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
  Relatives: Son of John 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 Murray Cutting.
  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 Tappan
  Tyler County, Tex. is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: John T. RichJohn T. CuttingJohn Tyler CooperJohn Tyler Hammons
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about John Tyler: Oliver P. Chitwood, John Tyler : Champion of the Old South — Norma Lois Peterson, Presidencies of William Henry Harrison and John Tyler — Jane C. Walker, John Tyler : A President of Many Firsts — Edward P. Crapol, John Tyler, the Accidental President — Gary May, John Tyler: The 10th President, 1841-1845 — Donald Barr Chidsey, And Tyler Too
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
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