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Joseph Barker (c.1806-1862) —
of Pittsburgh, Allegheny
Born in Allegheny
County, Pa., about 1806.
of Pittsburgh, Pa., 1850-51; defeated, 1851, 1852.
In 1849, after an anti-Catholic
speech, he was arrested,
with using obscene
language, obstructing the streets, and causing a
to a year in prison;
elected mayor in 1850 while still incarcerated. While mayor, he was
and battery. In 1851, he was convicted
Struck and killed by a railroad
train, in Ross Township, Allegheny
County, Pa., August
2, 1862 (age about 56
Interment at Allegheny
Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Robert Page Walter Morris (1853-1924) —
also known as R. Page W. Morris —
of Duluth, St. Louis
Born in Lynchburg,
Va., June 30,
candidate for U.S.
Representative from Virginia, 1884; district judge in Minnesota
11th District, 1895-96; U.S.
Representative from Minnesota 6th District, 1897-1903; U.S.
District Judge for Minnesota, 1903-23; took senior status 1923.
in Salt Lake City, 1921, following an accident in which his
car struck a pedestrian, Mrs. Elizabeth Holmes.
Died in Rochester, Olmsted
County, Minn., December
16, 1924 (age 71 years, 169
Interment at Forest
Hill Cemetery, Duluth, Minn.
Stanley J. Pacholek (1890-1932) —
of Hamtramck, Wayne
Born in Poland,
candidate for mayor
of Hamtramck, Mich., 1932.
in April, 1932, for drunk
driving; died by suicide
in his jail
cell, by hanging
himself with his scarf, in Birmingham, Oakland
County, Mich., April
19, 1932 (age 41 years, 133
Ernest A. Moross (c.1874-1949) —
of Mosherville, Hillsdale
Born about 1874.
Manager for Indianapolis Speedway, and for many early 20th century race car
drivers; retired from automobile racing in 1916; candidate in
Republican primary for Michigan
state house of representatives from Hillsdale County, 1930;
Communist candidate for Michigan
state senate 10th District, 1932; in 1933, he refused to renew
his car's license plates as a protest
against the cost; when his car was seized, he and his wife locked the
doors and remained
inside it for a month; finally police broke into the car and arrested
arrest, and sentenced
to 30 days in jail.
Died in Long Beach, Los Angeles
County, Calif., April 4,
1949 (age about 75
Roger Alfred Davis (1889-1967) —
also known as Roger A. Davis —
of Hartly, Kent
Born in Delaware, March 2,
member of Delaware
state house of representatives from Kent County 4th District,
1931-32, 1953-54; arrested,
in April 1954, by Maryland State Police, on U.S. Route 50, and charged
and reckless driving, as well as disorderly
guilty, and fined.
Died in Hartly, Kent
County, Del., December
6, 1967 (age 78 years, 279
Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden, Del.
Charles Anthony Buckley, Jr. (born c.1926) —
also known as Charles A. Buckley, Jr. —
of Bronx, Bronx
County, N.Y.; Hartsdale, Westchester
Born about 1926.
candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1956;
in 1965 with drunken
driving following an automobile accident in Hartsdale, N.Y.
Still living as of 1965.
Edward Moore Kennedy (1932-2009) —
also known as Edward M. Kennedy; Ted Kennedy;
"Lion of the Senate" —
of Boston, Suffolk
Born, in St. Margaret's Hospital,
Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk
County, Mass., February
Democrat. Lawyer; U.S.
Senator from Massachusetts, 1962-2009; died in office 2009;
candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1980;
delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1996,
guilty to leaving the scene of an accident after his car
plunged off the Dike Bridge, on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts,
passenger Mary Jo Kopechne, on July 18, 1969.
Died, from brain
cancer, in Hyannis Port, Barnstable, Barnstable
County, Mass., August
25, 2009 (age 77 years, 184
Interment at Arlington
National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Patrick Kennedy, Sr. and Rose (Fitzgerald) Kennedy (1890-1995);
brother of Joseph
Patrick Kennedy, Jr., John
Fitzgerald Kennedy, Eunice Mary Kennedy (1921-2009; who married
Sargent Shriver, Jr.), Patricia
Kennedy Lawford (who married Peter
Francis Kennedy and Jean
Kennedy Smith; married, November
29, 1958, to Virginia
Joan Bennett (1936-); married, November
30, 1958, to Virginia Joan Bennett (divorced 1982); married, July 3,
1992, to Victoria Anne Reggie (daughter of Edmund
M. Reggie); father of Patrick
Joseph Kennedy (1967-); uncle of Kathleen
Kennedy Townsend, Joseph
Patrick Kennedy II, John
Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr. and Mark
Kennedy Shriver (1964-); grandson of Patrick
Joseph Kennedy (1858-1929) and John
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page — votes
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article — NNDB
dossier — Internet Movie Database
profile — Find-A-Grave
memorial — OurCampaigns
| || ||Books by Edward M. Kennedy: True
Compass: A Memoir (2009)|
| || ||Books about Edward M. Kennedy: Adam
M. Kennedy: A Biography — Richard E. Burke, The
Senator : My Ten Years With Ted Kennedy — Peter S.
Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy|
| || ||Critical books about Edward M. Kennedy:
Bernard Goldberg, 100
People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken Is
#37) — Darwin Porter & Danforth Prince, The
Kennedys: All the Gossip Unfit for Print|
Wilbur Daigh Mills (1909-1992) —
also known as Wilbur D. Mills —
of Kensett, White
Born in Kensett, White
County, Ark., May 24,
Democrat. State court judge in Arkansas, 1934-38; U.S.
Representative from Arkansas 2nd District, 1939-77; delegate to
Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1940,
candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1972.
In October 1974, he was driving late at night in Washington, D.C.
without lights on; when stopped by police, he was seen to be
and his face was bloody from a scuffle; an Argentine striptease
artist named Fanne Fox leaped from his car and jumped into the
nearby Tidal Basin; after this incident highlighted his alcoholism,
he was forced to
resign his powerful chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee
and seek treatment.
Died in 1992
Interment at Kensett
Cemetery, Kensett, Ark.
Hosea Lorenzo Williams (1926-2000) —
also known as Hosea Williams —
of Savannah, Chatham
County, Ga.; Atlanta, Fulton
County, Ga.; Decatur, DeKalb
Born in Attapulgus, Decatur
County, Ga., January
Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; walked
with a cane due to wartime injury; ordained
minister; candidate in primary for U.S.
Senator from Georgia, 1972; member of Georgia
state house of representatives 54th District, 1975-85; candidate
of Atlanta, Ga., 1989.
ancestry. Member, NAACP; Phi
Beta Sigma; Elks; Freemasons;
Foreign Wars; Disabled
American Veterans; American
Civil rights leader; active in sit-ins
marches in Savannah and elsewhere; arrested
at least 135 times. As Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "field general"
in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, led the 1965
Selma-to-Montgomery march which helped galvanize support for Black
voting rights. In 1968, he was present at the Lorraine Motel in
Memphis, Tenn., when King was assassinated. Convicted
in 1981 of leaving the scene of an accident, and jailed
for six months.
Died, of cancer,
at Piedmont Hospital,
County, Ga., November
16, 2000 (age 74 years, 316
Entombed at Lincoln
Cemetery, Atlanta, Ga.
Ike Franklin Andrews (1925-2010) —
also known as Ike F. Andrews —
of Siler City, Chatham
Born in Bonlee, Chatham
County, N.C., September
Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer;
member of North
Carolina state senate 13th District, 1959-60; member of North
Carolina state house of representatives, 1961-62, 1967-72;
alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from North
Representative from North Carolina 4th District, 1973-85;
Member, American Bar
In October 1982, he was arrested
Died in Carrboro, Orange
County, N.C., May 10,
2010 (age 84 years, 250
Interment at Bonlee Baptist Church Cemetery, Bonlee, N.C.
Daisy L. Elliott (1917-2015) —
also known as Daisy Elizabeth Lenoir —
of Detroit, Wayne
Born in Filbert, McDowell
County, W.Va., November
to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 4th
District, 1961-62; member of Michigan
state house of representatives, 1963-78, 1981-82 (Wayne County
4th District 1963-64, 22nd District 1965-72, 8th District 1973-78,
1981-82); defeated in primary, 1950 (Wayne County 1st District), 1954
(Wayne County 11th District), 1956 (Wayne County 4th District), 1958
(Wayne County 4th District), 1960 (Wayne County 4th District), 1982
(8th District); delegate to Democratic National Convention from
co-author of the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act; candidate in
primary for Michigan
state senate 5th District, 1978; arrested
in April 1982 for driving a stolen
1977 Cadillac deVille automobile; arraigned
on a charge of receiving and concealing stolen
property; she claimed she had bought the car from a dealer, but
the firm had no record of this, and the document she presented had
been faked; lost
renomination as State Representatve in August 1982, while under
in November 1982 and sentenced
to 60 days in jail.
ancestry. Member, NAACP; League of Women
Died, in DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital,
County, Mich., December
22, 2015 (age 98 years, 26
Interment at Woodlawn
Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
John William Snow (b. 1939) —
also known as John W. Snow —
Born in Toledo, Lucas
County, Ohio, August
chairman and chief executive officer of CSX railroad;
with driving while intoxicated,
in West Valley City, Utah, 1982;; U.S.
Secretary of the Treasury, 2003-06; director, Marathon Oil Co.
Still living as of 2020.
Louis Stokes (1925-2015) —
of Warrensville Heights, Cuyahoga
Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga
County, Ohio, February
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
ancestry. Member, Freemasons;
driving in 1983; convicted
on a lesser charge
18, 2015 (age 90 years, 176
Interment at Lake
View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
Richard Joyner Holland, Sr. (1925-2000) —
also known as Richard J. Holland, Sr. —
of Windsor, Isle of
Wight County, Va.
Born in Suffolk,
Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; banker;
member of Virginia
state senate 15th District, 1980-2000; died in office 2000.
Acquitted of drunk
driving in 1986, but convicted
of reckless driving and refusal to take a breath test;
in federal court for 31 felony counts of bank
fraud; charges were dismissed in April 1998, and the prosecution
ruled to be vexatious; he and his son received a $570,000
reimbursement for legal fees.
Died in Windsor, Isle of
Wight County, Va., April
16, 2000 (age 74 years, 248
Interment at Windsor
Cemetery, Windsor, Va.
Nick Joe Rahall II (b. 1949) —
of Beckley, Raleigh
Born in Beckley, Raleigh
County, W.Va., May 20,
Democrat. Staff assistant to U.S. Sen. Robert
Byrd, 1972-74; director of Rahall Communications, family
business, owning radio and TV
stations; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West
Representative from West Virginia, 1977-2012 (4th District
1977-93, 3rd District 1993-2012); arrested
in California for drunk
ancestry. Member, Rotary;
Elks; Moose; Eagles;
Rifle Association; Freemasons;
Still living as of 2014.
Robert L. Clifford (1924-2014) —
of Chester Township, Morris
Born in Passaic, Passaic
County, N.J., December
Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; associate
justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1973-94; convicted
driving in 1989.
Member, American Bar
Died in Chester Township, Morris
County, N.J., November
29, 2014 (age 89 years, 347
Marvin Lee Worthington (1940-2000) —
also known as Marvin L. Worthington; Pete
of Washington, Mason
member of Kentucky
state house of representatives, 1978-2000; died in office 2000.
driving and speeding in Fayette County, Ky., in 1992;
guilty to a reduced charge
of reckless driving.
Driving on U.S. Highway 68 while intoxicated, he crossed the center
line and collided
with another car; both he and the other driver (Sherri Commodore
Chambers) were killed, near Mayslick, Mason
County, Ky., October
12, 2000 (age 59 years, 312
David Jaye (b. 1958) —
also known as Dave Jaye —
of Washington, Macomb
Born in 1958.
Republican. Member of Michigan
state house of representatives, 1989-93 (26th District 1989-92,
32nd District 1993); defeated, 1986; member of Michigan
state senate 12th District; elected 1998; defeated in primary,
driving in 1993, and sentenced
to 10 days in jail; pleaded
guilty to drunk
driving in June 2000, and sentenced
to 45 days in jail. Expelled
from the Michigan state senate.
Still living as of 2001.
Charles Richard Imbrecht (1949-2000) —
also known as Charles R. Imbrecht —
of Ventura, Ventura
County, Calif.; Sacramento, Sacramento
Born in Ventura, Ventura
County, Calif., February
member of California
state assembly 36th District, 1976-82; candidate for California
state senate 18th District, 1982.
guilty in 1997 to charges
driving and marijuana
possession and served one month in jail.
Died, apparently from a heart
attack, in Pasadena, Los Angeles
County, Calif., January
18, 2000 (age 50 years, 348
Interment at Ivy
Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura, Calif.
of Earl Richard Imbrecht and Hazel Victoria (Berg) Imbrecht; married,
23, 1979, to Alida Margit Bergseid.|
Roy C. Lewellen —
also known as Bill Lewellen —
of Marianna, Lee
member of Arkansas
state senate, 1990.
Refused to take a blood-alcohol
test following a November 1998 accident in which he struck a
woman with his Cadillac, dragging her 55 feet; his driver's license
for six months. A charge of driving while intoxicated
Still living as of 2000.
Joseph F. Young, Jr. (b. 1950) —
also known as Joe Young, Jr. —
of Detroit, Wayne
Born in Detroit, Wayne
County, Mich., November
Democrat. Member of Michigan
state house of representatives, 1979-94 (15th District 1979-92,
4th District 1993-94); member of Michigan
state senate 1st District, 1995-; defeated in primary, 1988.
ancestry. Member, NAACP; Knights
on July 21, 2000 on Interstate 96 near Howell, Michigan, and charged
guilty in September 2000 to impaired
to six months probation,
Still living as of 2000.
Walter Fox McKeithen (1946-2005) —
also known as Fox McKeithen —
Born in Columbia, Caldwell
Parish, La., September
Member of Louisiana
state house of representatives, 1983-87; secretary
of state of Louisiana, 1987-2005; resigned 2005; pleaded
guilty to driving while intoxicated,
2000; delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 2004.
Died July 16,
2005 (age 58 years, 311
Kevin Ryan (born c.1952) —
of Montville, New London
Born about 1952.
member of Connecticut
state house of representatives 139th District, 1993-.
driving on July 12, 2001; pleaded
guilty in September and sentenced
to 120 days in prison;
released January 1, 2002.
Still living as of 2002.
William John Janklow (1939-2012) —
also known as William J. Janklow; Bill
of South Dakota.
Born in Chicago, Cook
County, Ill., September
Dakota state attorney general, 1975-79; Governor of
South Dakota, 1979-87, 1995-2002; Presidential Elector for South
Representative from South Dakota at-large, 2003-04; resigned 2004.
Involved in a traffic accident in 2003 when he ran a stop sign
and hit a motorcyclist; convicted
to 100 days in jail and
three years probation.
12, 2012 (age 72 years, 121
Lewis Brooks Patterson (1939-2019) —
also known as L. Brooks Patterson —
Born in Loogootee, Martin
County, Ind., January
Republican. Lawyer; Oakland
County Prosecuting Attorney, 1972-88; candidate in primary for U.S.
Senator from Michigan, 1978; delegate to Republican National
Convention from Michigan, 1984
County Executive, 1993-2019; charged
with reckless driving following a traffic stop in 2003.
Died, from pancreatic
cancer, in Independence Township, Oakland
County, Mich., August
3, 2019 (age 80 years, 211
John Stozich (c.1927-2004) —
of Findlay, Hancock
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.
Died, in Blanchard Valley Regional Health
Center, Findlay, Hancock
County, Ohio, July 5,
2004 (age about 77
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.
Peggy A. Lautenschlager (b. 1955) —
also known as Peg Lautenschlager —
of Fond du Lac, Fond du
Lac County, Wis.
Born in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac
County, Wis., November
Democrat. Lawyer; Winnebago
County District Attorney, 1985-88; member of Wisconsin
state assembly, 1989-93; candidate for U.S.
Representative from Wisconsin 6th District, 1992; U.S.
Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, 1993-2001; Wisconsin
state attorney general, 2003-07; defeated in primary, 2006; in
February 2004, en route from Madison to Fond du Lac, she accidentally
drove a state-owned car into a ditch; pleaded
guilty to driving while intoxicated
a blood test; lost her
license for a year, paid a fine of
$784, and a self-imposed
penalty of $3,250; delegate to Democratic National Convention
from Wisconsin, 2004,
Still living as of 2011.
Kevin Patrick Brady (b. 1955) —
also known as Kevin Brady —
of The Woodlands, Montgomery
Born in Vermillion, Clay
County, S.Dak., April
Republican. Member of Texas
state house of representatives 15th District, 1991-96; U.S.
Representative from Texas 8th District, 1997-; arrested
on October 7, 2005, near Vermillion, S.D., and charged
with driving while intoxicated.
Still living as of 2014.
Patrick Joseph Kennedy (b. 1967) —
also known as Patrick J. Kennedy —
of Providence, Providence
County, R.I.; Portsmouth, Newport
Born in Brighton, Boston, Suffolk
County, Mass., July 14,
Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode
member of Rhode
Island state house of representatives, 1988-94; U.S.
Representative from Rhode Island 1st District, 1995-; pleaded
guilty in 2006 to charges
of driving under
the influence of prescription drugs.
Still living as of 2014.
Kumar P. Barve (b. 1958) —
of Gaithersburg, Montgomery
Born in Schenectady, Schenectady
County, N.Y., September
Democrat. Member of Maryland
state house of delegates District 17, 1991-; delegate to
Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 2000;
Presidential Elector for Maryland, 2012.
November 29, 2007, and charged
with driving while intoxicated.
Still living as of 2012.
of Prabhakar Barve and Neera Barve; married to Maureen
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Vito John Fossella (b. 1965) —
also known as Vito Fossella —
of Staten Island, Richmond
Born in Staten Island, Richmond
County, N.Y., March 9,
member, New York City Council, 1994-97; U.S.
Representative from New York 13th District, 1997-2009.
In May, 2008, he was arrested
in Alexandria, Virginia, for driving while intoxicated;
a week later, he admitted to an extramarital
affair with Air Force Lt. Col Laura Fay, and that he was the
father of her 3-year-old child; the scandal
led him to retire from
Still living as of 2014.