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Maj. General Ambrose Burnside (USA), Governor, U.S. Senator (1824 - 1881)

Ambrose Everett Burnside (May 23, 1824 – September 13, 1881) was an American soldier, railroad executive, inventor, industrialist, and politician from Rhode Island, serving as governor and a U...

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Aaron A. F. Seawell (1864 - 1950)

Aaron Ashley Flowers Seawell (1864–1950) was a North Carolina politician and jurist. The son of A. A. F. and Jeannette L. (Buie) Seawell, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at ...

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William B. Rodman, Jr. (1889 - 1976)

. William Blount Rodman, Jr. (1889–1976), also known as William B. Rodman, III (as his father was named William B. Rodman II), was a North Carolina lawyer and politician. He served as a state ...

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John Gray Blount MP (1752 - 1833)

From the North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program: John Gray Blount (1752-1833) and his family exercised considerable influence over the political and economic life of North Carolina and Te...

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Thad A. Eure, North Carolina Secretary of State (1899 - 1993)

Thaddeus Armie (Thad) Eure (November 15, 1899 – July 21, 1993) was a North Carolina political figure who holds the record for longest tenure as North Carolina Secretary of State (1936–1...

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Dee Caperton (1943 - 2000)

Ella Dee Kessel Caperton (February 26, 1943 – September 1, 2000) was a First Lady of West Virginia and Miss West Virginia. She was the ex-wife of former West Virginia Gov. Gaston Caperton, and...

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Benjamin Chastain MP (1780 - 1845)

Benjamin became a Captain in the Army. He moved to Georgia and became a State Representative from Habersham Co. He had 10 children. 5 of his sons also became State Representatives in Georgia. Benjami...

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Harry H. Hinde (1865 - 1942)

Harry H. Hinde (September 17, 1865 – September 21, 1942) was a Missouri State Representative, businessman, aircraft designer, patent holder, and inventor. Early years Harry Hinde was the s...

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John Ferraro (1924 - 2001)

John Ferraro (1924–2001) was the longest-serving Los Angeles City Council member in the history of the city—thirty-five years, from 1966 until his death in 2001—and the president...

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John Washington Butler (1875 - 1952)

John Washington Butler (1875 – 1952) was an American farmer and a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives. He is most noted for introducing the Butler Act, which prohibited teaching...

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Major Frank North (1840 - 1885)

Frank Joshua North (1840-1885), was an American interpreter, United States Army officer and politician. He is most well known for organizing and leading the Pawnee Scouts from 1865 to 1877. Early l...

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Thurlow Weed (1797 - 1882)

Thurlow Weed (November 15, 1797 – November 22, 1882) was a New York newspaper publisher and Whig and Republican politician. He was the principal political advisor to the prominent New York pol...

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Orlando Harrison (1867 - 1928)

Mayor of Berlin, Maryland and a Maryland State Senator.

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Ozias Mather Hatch (1814 - 1893)

Ozias Mather Hatch (April 11, 1814 – March 12, 1893) was an American politician. He was the 13th Illinois Secretary of State, serving under William Henry Bissell, John Wood, and Richard Yates, S...

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Memucan Hunt, NC Treasurer (1729 - 1808)

The origins of the name "Memucan" stem from a figure with that name in the bibical book of Esther. This ancient Memucan is listed as being a vice regent and adviser to Ahasuerus, a Persian King. ...

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Mitch Landrieu, 61st Mayor of New Orleans MP

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, USA

Mitchell Joseph "Mitch" Landrieu (/ˈlændruː/ lan-drew;[2] born August 16, 1960) is the Mayor of New Orleans, former Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, and a member of the Landrieu...

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Charles F. Crosby MP (1847 - 1889)

From Wikipedia (English) : Charles F. Crosby (December 12, 1847 – December 1, 1889) was an American politician and lawyer from Minnesota and Wisconsin. Born in the town of Waterloo, in Jeffe...

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Clarkson Floyd Crosby MP (1817 - 1858)

From Wikipedia (English) : Clarkson Floyd Crosby (November 3, 1817 – February 22, 1858 New York City) was an American politician from New York. Life He was the son of William Bedlow Cros...

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Darius Crosby MP (c.1768 - 1818)

From Wikipedia (English) : Darius Crosby (ca. 1768 - November 18, 1818 Somers, Westchester County, New York) was an American politician from New York. Life Crosby was a member of the New York Sta...

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Carmi Thompson, Treasurer of the United States (1870 - 1942)

Carmi Alderman Thompson[1] (September 4, 1870 – June 22, 1942) was a Republican politician in the U. S. State of Ohio who was Speaker of the Ohio House and Ohio Secretary of State from 1907-19...

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Robert Latane Montague (1819 - 1880)

Robert Latané Montague (May 23, 1819 – March 2, 1880) was a prominent Virginia politician who served in the Confederate States Congress during the American Civil War. Montague was bor...

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Josiah Turner, Jr. (1821 - 1901)

Josiah Turner, Jr. (1821–1901) was an American lawyer, politician and newspaper editor from North Carolina. Turner, one-time president of the North Carolina Railroad Company, was elected to ...

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Tristam Benjamin Bethea (1810 - 1876)

Tristram Benjamin Bethea (April 12, 1810 – September 6, 1876) was a prominent Alabama lawyer and politician. He was born in South Carolina, and moved to Alabama at an early age. He served seve...

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Owen Rand Kenan (1804 - 1887)

Owen Rand Kenan, (March 4, 1804 – March 3, 1887) was a North Carolina politician. He was born in Kenansville, North Carolina in Duplin County, and served in the state legislature from 1834 to ...

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James Kenan (1740 - 1810)

James Kenan (1740–1810) was a military leader of the American Revolutionary War, and an early senator of the state of North Carolina. James Kenan was elected Sheriff of Duplin County, North ...

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Peter Burkhalter (1731 - 1805)

Peter was 1.5 years old when he landed in Penn. in 1733 with his parents. Peter will attend the Mt Zion Reform Church school. He will be fluent in both English and German. He is remembered for the many...

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Oliver Winfield Killam (1874 - 1959)

Oliver Winfield Killam, also known as O.W. Killam (April 27, 1874 – January 1, 1959), was a Texas oilman, a member of both houses of the Oklahoma State Legislature, a prominent civic figure, a...

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William Horn Battle (1802 - 1879)

William Horn Battle (1802–1879) was a North Carolina jurist and law professor who served on the North Carolina Supreme Court. He was also the father of Kemp P. Battle. Battle was born in E...

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Robert P. Dick (1823 - 1898)

Robert Paine Dick (October 5, 1823 – September 12, 1898) was an attorney, North Carolina Supreme Court justice (1868–1872), and United States District Court judge (1872–1898). ...

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John Dennis Phelan (1809 - 1879)

John Dennis Phelan (23 March 1809 New Brunswick, New Jersey – 9 September 1879 Birmingham, Alabama) was a jurist in the southern United States. Biography With his parents, he moved to Hunt...

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Horace King (c.1807 - 1885)

) Horace King (sometimes Horace Godwin) (September 8, 1807 – May 28, 1885) was an American architect, engineer, and bridge builder. King is considered the most respected bridge builder of the ...

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Thomas McKissick Jones (1816 - 1892)

Thomas McKissick Jones (December 16, 1816 - March 13, 1892) was a prominent Tennessee politician. He was born in Person County, North Carolina. He later moved to Tennessee and served in the state Hou...

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William Henry DeWitt (1827 - 1896)

William Henry DeWitt (October 24, 1827 - April 11, 1896) was a prominent Tennessee politician. DeWitt was born in Smith County, Tennessee. He was largely self-educated, but studied briefly at Berea...

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Kenneth Claiborne Royall, Jr. (1918 - 1999)

. Kenneth Claiborne Royall, Jr. (September 2, 1918 – June 5, 1999) was an American politician and businessman. Biography Born in Warsaw, North Carolina, Royall was the son of Margaret Pier...

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Robert Hardy Smith (1813 - 1878)

Robert Hardy Smith (March 21, 1813 - March 13, 1878) was a prominent Alabama politician. He was born in Camden County, North Carolina and later moved to Alabama, where he served in the state House of...

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Henry Cox Jones (1821 - 1913)

Henry Cox Jones (January 23, 1821 - June 20, 1913) was a prominent Alabama politician. He was born in Franklin County, Alabama and later served as a state court judge in 1841, in the state house of r...

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Boyle Workman (1868 - 1942)

Andrew Boyle Workman (September 20, 1868 – December 25, 1942) was a Los Angeles politician and businessman. He served as President of the Los Angeles City Council and, as such, was acting Mayor ...

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Whitmell P. Tunstall (1810 - 1854)

Whitmell Pugh Tunstall (April 15, 1810 – February 19, 1854) was a lawyer and state legislator in Chatham, Virginia. He was the long-time advocate most responsible for the creation of the Richm...

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Pratt C. Remmel (1915 - 1991)

Pratt Cates Remmel, Sr. (October 26, 1915 - May 14, 1991), was the only 20th century Republican elected on a partisan ballot to have served as mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas. He was elected to the fi...

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Edward A. Burke (1839 - 1928)

Edward Austin Burke or Burk (September 13, 1839 – September 24, 1928) was the Democratic State Treasurer of Louisiana from 1878 to 1888. Burke was the first Democrat to hold the office of Loui...

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Robert Breckinridge McAfee (1784 - 1849)

Robert Breckinridge McAfee (February 18, 1784 – March 12, 1849) was a Kentucky politician, and was the seventh Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky serving from 1824 to 1828. McAfee was born on F...

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Alonzo Conant (1914 - 1962)

Alonzo Conant (8 October 1914 - 4 January 1962) was a lawyer and political activist from Maine. A member of the Republican Party, he served as a Municipal Court Judge, Maine House of Representatives,...

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Dudley Field Malone (1882 - 1950)

Dudley Field Malone (3 June 1882 – 5 October 1950) was an American attorney, politician, liberal activist, and actor. Early years He was the son of William C. Malone of New York City, a Ta...

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Leslie C. Cornish (1854 - 1925)

Leslie Colby Cornish (October 8, 1854 - June 24, 1925) was a Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Personal Cornish was born on October 8, 1854 in Winslow, Maine to Colby Coombs Corn...

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Erastus Brooks (1815 - 1886)

Erastus Brooks (January 31, 1815 Portland, then in the District of Maine, Massachusetts – November 25, 1886 West New Brighton, Staten Island) was an American newspaper editor and politician fr...

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Molly Yard (1912 - 2005)

Mary Alexander "Molly" Yard (July 6, 1912 – September 21, 2005) was an American feminist of the late 20th century who was an assistant to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and later a U.S. adminis...

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Russell Benjamin Harrison (1854 - 1936)

Russell B. Harrison, the son of Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States, and his first wife, Caroline Scott Harrison, was born in Oxford, Butler County Ohio, on 12 August 1854. He grad...

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Charles R. Chapman (1827 - 1897)

Charles R. Chapman (November 23, 1827 – January 25, 1897) was an American lawyer and politician who was a mayor of Hartford, Connecticut, and served in both houses of the Connecticut legislatu...

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Isaac Parsons (1814 - 1862)

) Isaac Parsons (January 7, 1814 – April 24, 1862) was an American planter, politician, and military officer in the U.S. state of Virginia (now West Virginia). Parsons served as a justice of t...

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Isaac Parsons (1752 - 1796)

) Isaac Parsons (January 27, 1752 – August 25, 1796) was an American planter, politician, and militia officer in the U.S. state of Virginia (now West Virginia). Parsons served as a member of t...

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Solomon Sibley, Judge (1769 - 1846)

Detroit Mayor. Served as the Mayor of Detroit, Michigan, in 1806. Also served as a Member of the Northwest Territory Legislature in 1799, United States District Attorney for Michigan from 1815 to 182...

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Mayor, Charles Christopher Trowbridge (1800 - 1883)

harles Christopher Trowbridge (December 29, 1800 - April 3, 1883) was an explorer, politician, businessman, and ethnographer of Native American cultures who lived in Detroit during the 19th century. ...

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Abram W. Foote (1862 - 1941)

Abram W. Foote (October 24, 1862 – May 14, 1941) was a Vermont businessman and politician. He served as Lieutenant Governor of the State of Vermont from 1921 to 1923. Personal background A...

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Dugald Stewart (1821 - 1870)

) Dugald Stewart (September 26, 1821—March 23, 1870) was a Vermont politician who served as state Auditor of Accounts. Biography Born in Middlebury, Vermont on September 26, 1821, Stewart ...

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A. Barton Hepburn (1846 - 1922)

Alonzo Barton Hepburn (July 24, 1846 Colton, St. Lawrence County, New York – January 25, 1922 New York City) was an American politician from New York. He was Comptroller of the Currency from 1...

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Jack Fitzpatrick (1923 - 2011)

) John Hitchcock Fitzpatrick (April 5, 1923 – July 23, 2011) was an American businessman and politician from Massachusetts. Born in Quincy, Massachusetts, Fitzpatrick grew up in Rutland, Ver...

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Alexander Lucius Twilight (1795 - 1857)

Alexander Lucius Twilight (September 26, 1795 – June 19, 1857), born free in Vermont, was the first African-American person known to have earned a bachelor's degree from an American college ...

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William Dudley Pelley (1890 - 1965)

William Dudley Pelley (March 12, 1890 – June 30, 1965) was an American extremist and spiritualist who founded the Silver Legion in 1933 and ran for President in 1936 for the Christian Party. ...

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Gerald L. K. Smith (1898 - 1976)

Gerald Lyman Kenneth Smith (February 27, 1898 – April 15, 1976) was an American clergyman and political organizer, who became a leader of the Share Our Wealth movement during the Great Depress...

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William Hodding Carter, I (1881 - 1955)

William Hodding Carter, I (April 17, 1881 – August 3, 1955), was a businessman, Democratic politician, and farmer from Hammond, the largest community in Tangipahoa Parish, one of the "Florida ...

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Frank Voelker, Jr. (1921 - 2002)

. Frank Voelker, Jr. (February 12, 1921 - January 29, 2002), from Lake Providence, Louisiana, was an attorney, chairman of the Louisiana Sovereignty Commission, and gubernatorial candidate.

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Henry A. Van Alstyne (1869 - 1947)

Henry Arthur Van Alstyne (October 9, 1869 - January 23, 1947) was an American civil engineer and politician from New York. He was New York State Engineer and Surveyor from 1904 to 1906. Life He w...

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Henry Stephens Randall (1811 - 1876)

Henry Stephens Randall (May 3, 1811 - August 14, 1876 Cortland, Cortland County, New York) was an American agriculturist, writer, educator and politician who served as New York Secretary of State. ...

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Lewis H. Morgan (1818 - 1881)

Lewis Henry Morgan (November 21, 1818 – December 17, 1881) was an American ethnologist, anthropologist and writer. Nevertheless, his professional life was in the field of law. As an amateur sc...

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Rev. Robert Jefferson Breckinridge MP (1800 - 1871)

Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (March 8, 1800 – December 27, 1871) was a politician and Presbyterian minister. He was a member of the Breckinridge family of Kentucky, the son of Senator John Br...

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Lt. Colonel Samuel W. Beall (USA) (1807 - 1868)

Samuel W. Beall (1807–1868) was the second Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin. He was born in Maryland; in 1827 he graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York. He moved to Green Bay,...

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Edward P. Allis (1824 - 1889)

Edward P. Allis was a businessman who founded the Edward P. Allis Company, a manufacturer of milling and mining equipment, steam engines and other large-scale capital equipment. He was a notable ideo...

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Ray Hutchison (1932 - 2014)

Elton Ray Hutchison, known as Ray Hutchison September 16, 1932 – March 30, 2014, was an Lawyer|attorney in Dallas, Texas Dallas, Texas, who served as a Republican Party United States Republica...

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John W. Donahey (1905 - 1967)

John William Donahey (August 16, 1905 – March 2, 1967) was an American politician of the Democratic party, who served as the 53rd Lieutenant Governor of Ohio from 1959 to 1963. Donahey died at...

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Gertrude Walton Donahey (1908 - 2004)

Gertrude Walton Donahey (August 4, 1908 – July 11, 2004) was an American politician of the Democratic party who served as Ohio State Treasurer from 1971 to 1983. Donahey, born in Goshen Town...

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Spicer Patrick, Dr. (1791 - 1884)

One of the counties most prominent early citizens was Dr. Spicer Patrick whose legacy lives on in Charleston, WV. He moved to Charleston in 1816 after completing his studies at the College of Physician...

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John Mathews (1768 - 1849)

) John Mathews (October 30, 1768 - November 1849) was an 19th century American surveyor, politician and lawyer. A Federalist, he was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Greenbrier County...

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Mason Mathews (1803 - 1878)

Mason Mathews (December 15, 1803 - September 16, 1878) was an American politician. A Whig, he was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates for Greenbrier County during the American Civil War. Ra...

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Allen Caperton Braxton (1862 - 1914)

Allen Caperton Braxton (March 6, 1862 – March 22, 1914) was a Virginia lawyer and member of the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1901–1902. He is considered the founder of the Virg...

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Howland H. Sargeant (1911 - 1984)

Howland Hill Sargeant (July 13, 1911 – February 29, 1984) was United States Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs from 1952-53, and the president of Radio Liberty from 1954 to 1975. ...

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Vince Foster, Deputy White House Counsel (1945 - 1993)

Vincent Walker "Vince" Foster, Jr. (January 15, 1945 – July 20, 1993) was a Deputy White House Counsel during the first few months of President Bill Clinton's administration, and also a law pa...

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Ruth Stockton MP (1916 - 1990)

Legislator; first woman president pro tem of the Colorado State Senate Ruth (Small) Stockton, was born in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. She attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and c...

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Josephine Aspinwall Bierstadt (1886 - 1976)

Josephine Aspinwall Roche (December 2, 1886 - July 1976) was a Colorado humanitarian, industrialist, activist, and politician. She was born in Neligh, Nebraska, and raised in Omaha, attending private g...

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Colonel Leonidas L. Polk (CSA) (1837 - 1892)

Leonidas Lafayette Polk (April 24, 1837 – June 11, 1892), or L.L. Polk, was an American farmer, journalist and political figure. Biography He was born in Anson County, North Carolina. L....

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John Coffin Jones, Sr. (1750 - 1829)

. John Coffin Jones, Sr. (1750–1829) was a businessman who served as the Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1802 to 1803. Jones' son John Coffin Jones, Jr. was the firs...

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John Winthrop Sears (1930 - d.)

John Winthrop Sears (born December 18, 1930 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American lawyer, historian and politician. His great great grandfather is David Sears II. He is the grandson of seven time ...

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Mason Sears (1899 - 1973)

Philip Mason Sears (born December 29, 1899 — December 13, 1973) was an American politician who served as a member of the Massachusetts General Court and the Chairman of the Massachusetts Repub...

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Gaspar G. Bacon, Sr. (1886 - 1947)

Gaspar Griswold Bacon, Sr. (March 7, 1886 – December 25, 1947) was on the board of Harvard University, President of the Massachusetts Senate from 1929 to 1932 and the 51st Lieutenant Governor ...

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Samuel Phillips, Jr. (1752 - 1802)

Only one of 7 children to become an adult. . Samuel Phillips, Jr. (February 5, 1752 – 1802). Merchant, manufacturer and patriot, Phillips is considered a pioneer in American education. Sam...

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Edward M. Shepard (1850 - 1911)

Edward Morse Shepard (July 23, 1850, New York City – July 28, 1911, Lake George, Warren County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. Early life and education Edwa...

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James W. Gerard, U.S. Ambassador to Germany (1867 - 1951)

James Watson Gerard (August 25, 1867 - September 6, 1951) was a U.S. lawyer and diplomat. Biography Gerard was born in Geneseo, N. Y. He graduated from Columbia in 1890 and from New York Law ...

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Amasa Coleman Lee (1880 - 1962)

Amasa Coleman Lee was the father of Harper Lee, author of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird . It is often said that Atticus Finch, one of the characters in the novel, is based on Lee. Lee moved to Monr...

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James Ross Snowden (1809 - 1878)

James Ross Snowden (9 December 1809, Old Chester, Pennsylvania – 21 March 1878, Hulmeville, Pennsylvania) was treasurer of the United States Mint from 1847 to 1850, and director of the Mint fr...

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Thomas M. Pettit (1797 - 1853)

Thomas McKean Pettit (1797–1853) was a United States lawyer, politician, and judge who was briefly Director of the United States Mint in 1853 before his death in office. Biography Th...

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Edwin Merwyn Rowlands (1901 - 1961)

Edwin Myrwyn Rowlands (April 1, 1901 – March 28, 1961) was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and the Wisconsin State Senate. He was born in Cambria, Wisconsin, the son of Emma (né...

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Mayor Barbara Boggs Sigmund (1939 - 1990)

Former Mayor of Princeton, New Jersey.

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Matthias Corwin, US Congress (1760 - 1829)

Matthias Corwin (February 19, 1761 – September 4, 1829) was an American politician. Born in Morris County, New Jersey, Corwin and his family moved to Ohio in 1798. Corwin served in the Ohio ...

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Samuel Irving Rosenman (1896 - 1973)

Samuel Irving Rosenman (1896–1973) was a U.S. lawyer, judge, Democratic political figure, and presidential speechwriter. Personal life and political career Rosenman was born in San Antonio...

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A. Homer Byington (1826 - 1910)

Aaron Homer Byington (July 23, 1826 – December 29, 1910) was the U.S. Consul in Naples from 1897 to 1907. He was a newspaper publisher and editor. He also represented Norwalk in the Connecticu...

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James Orin Murfin, Jr. (1875 - 1940)

Active for many years in Detroit's legal, banking & social circles Began practice in July 1896 Lawyer Member of Michigan State Senate 2nd. District 1901-02 Lawyer-Law Firm 1897-1908 1904 Memb...

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Charles Willing, Mayor of Philadelphia MP (1710 - 1754)

Charles Willing (May 18, 1710, Bristol, England – November 30, 1754, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was a successful Philadelphia merchant, trader and politician; twice he served as Mayor of Phil...

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Major Basil C. Manly (CSA), Mayor MP (1839 - 1882)

Civil War Confederate Army Officer, Raleigh Mayor. He joined the Confederate Army in April of 1861. As a Captain he was put in charge of his battery ("Manly's Battery") in April of 1862. He partici...

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Col Isaac W. Patton (CSA), Mayor of New Orleans (1828 - 1890)

Colonel Isaac W. Patton was born in Fredericksbury, Virginia, February 4, 1828 and was descended from one of the first colonial families. His great-grandfather was General Hugh Mercer, who fought in th...

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Brevet Colonel Augustus P. Martin (USA), Mayor of Boston (1835 - 1902)

Augustus Pearl Martin (November 23, 1835 – March 13, 1902) was an American politician and soldier from Massachusetts who served as the mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, in 1884. He also was a le...

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