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Joshua Bean, 1st Mayor of San Diego (c.1818 - 1852)

Joshua H. Bean (c. 1818 – November 7, 1852) was an American political figure. Joshua Bean was born c. 1818 in Mason County, Kentucky to Phantly Roy Bean (November 21, 1804 – June 13, ...

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Curtis Coe Bean (1828 - 1904)

Curtis Coe "C. C." Bean (January 4, 1828 – February 1, 1904) was an American businessman and politician. Politically he served one term as Arizona Territory's Congressional delegate as well ...

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E. C. Banfield (1828 - 1887)

E. C. Banfield (September 19, 1828 – November 12, 1887) was a New Hampshire lawyer who served as Solicitor of the United States Treasury. Biography Everett Colby Banfield was born in Wolfe...

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Elijah B. Stoddard (1826 - 1903)

Elijah Brigham Stoddard (June 5, 1826-September 27, 1903) was an attorney and politician who served in both branches of the Massachusetts legislature, as a member of the Massachusetts Executive Counc...

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Calvin Fletcher (1798 - 1866)

Calvin Fletcher (February 4, 1798 – May 26, 1866) was an attorney, banker, farmer, landowner, and state legislator from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. In 1821 Fletcher moved from Vermon...

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Brig. General James C. Tappan (CSA) (1825 - 1906)

James Camp Tappan (September 9, 1825 – March 19, 1906) was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Early years James C. Tappan was born in Frank...

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E. Carleton Sprague (1822 - 1895)

Eben Carleton Sprague (November 28, 1822 – February 14, 1895) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. Life He born on November 28, 1822, in Bath, Grafton County, New Hampshire...

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Jonathan Chapman (1807 - 1848)

Jonathan Chapman (January 23, 1807 – May 25, 1848) was an American politician, serving as the eighth mayor of Boston, Massachusetts from 1840 to 1842. Chapman's father also named Jonathan Ch...

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Carter Henry Harrison III (1825 - 1893)

•GRAD: 1845 Yale College •Event: Elected BET 1879 AND 1887 Mayor of Chicago, IL •Event: Elected BET 1875 AND 1879 U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois •Event: Elected...

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William Jay Gaynor MP (1848 - 1913)

William Jay Gaynor was an American politician from New York City, associated with the Tammany Hall political machine. He served as mayor of the City of New York from 1910 to 1913, as well as stints as ...

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Benjamin Franklin Butler, Major General (USA), Governor, US Representative MP (1818 - 1893)

"Beast Butler" Benjamin Franklin Butler (November 5, 1818–January 11, 1893) was an American lawyer and politician who represented Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives an...

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Theodore Lyman (1792 - 1849)

Mayor of Boston Theodore Lyman II (September 20, 1792 – July 18, 1849) was an American philanthropist, politician, and author, born in Boston, the son of Theodore Lyman and Lydia Pickering W...

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Adam Clayton Powell Jr. MP (1908 - 1972)

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (November 29, 1908 – April 4, 1972) was a Baptist pastor and an American politician, who represented Harlem, New York City, in the United States House of Representatives...

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Katherine G. Langley (1888 - 1948)

Katherine Gudger Langley (14 February 1888 – 15 August 1948) was an American politician. Langley was member of United States House of Representatives from Kentucky during the Seventieth and Se...

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Nathaniel Gookin Upham (1801 - 1869)

Nathaniel Gookin Upham was a prominent judge in Concord, New Hampshire. He served as an Associate Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court for ten years. He later became the President of the Concor...

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Hon. John Noyes (1764 - 1841)

John Noyes (April 2, 1764 – October 26, 1841) was an American politician. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Vermont. Biography Noyes was born in Atki...

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Tim Kaine, Governor, U.S. Senator MP

Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine (born February 26, 1958) is an American politician currently serving as the junior United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia since 2013. A member of the Demo...

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George Baxter Upham (1768 - 1848)

George Baxter Upham (December 27, 1768 – February 10, 1848) was an American politician and a United States Representative from the U. S. state of New Hampshire. Early life Born in Brookfie...

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Samuel Smith (1765 - 1842)

) Samuel Smith (November 11, 1765 – April 25, 1842) was an American politician, and a U.S. Representative from New Hampshire. Early life Born in Peterboro, New Hampshire, Smith attended Ph...

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Hoddy Hildreth MP

Horace “Hoddy” Hildreth (born December 17, 1931) is an American lawyer, politician and conservationist in Maine. Hildreth, the son of Maine Governor Horace Hildreth, was born in Cambr...

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Maj. General John McClernand (USA) (1812 - 1900)

John Alexander McClernand (May 30, 1812 – September 20, 1900) was an American lawyer and politician, and a Union general in the American Civil War. He was a classic case of the politician-in-u...

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Earl E. T. Smith (1903 - 1991)

Earl Edward Tailer Smith (1903–1991) was a United States foreign diplomat, ambassador to Cuba (1957–1959), mayor of Palm Beach (1971–1977), and husband of model Florence Pritchet...

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Robert Ferdinand Wagner, III (1944 - 1993)

Robert Ferdinand Wagner III (January 6, 1944 – November 15, 1993), also known as Robert (Bobby) Ferdinand Wagner III, was a noted New York City civic leader who served as the Deputy Mayor of t...

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John Lindsay, Mayor of New York City MP (1921 - 2000)

John Vliet Lindsay (November 24, 1921 – December 19, 2000) was an American politician, lawyer and broadcaster who was a U.S. Congressman, Mayor of New York City, candidate for U.S. President a...

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Robert Carlyle Byrd MP (1917 - 2010)

He was a United States Senator from West Virginia. A member of the Democratic Party, Byrd served as a Senator from 1959 to 2010 and was the longest-serving senator and the longest-serving member in the...

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Kathleen Hartington Townsend MP

Married at Georgetown's Holy Trinity Church. Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend (born July 4, 1951) is an American attorney who was the sixth Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 1995 to 2003. Sh...

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James W. Husted (1833 - 1892)

) James William Husted (October 31, 1833 – September 25, 1892) was an American lawyer and politician, elected six times as Speaker of the New York State Assembly during his 22 years of service...

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Lt. Gov. Edwin Corning (1883 - 1934)

Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1927-29. Grandson of Congressman Erastus Corning. Brother of Congressman Parker Corning. Father of Albany Mayor Erastus Corning 2nd. Educated at Albany Boys Academy...

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Bill Ratliff MP

William Roark Ratliff, known as Bill Ratliff (born August 16, 1936), is a Texas politician who served as a member of the Texas State Senate from 1988 to 2004. Between 2000 and 2003 he served as the 4...

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Walter G. Andrews (1889 - 1949)

Walter Gresham Andrews (July 16, 1889 – March 5, 1949) was an American politician and a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Biography Andrews w...

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Bill White MP

) William Howard "Bill" White (born June 16, 1954) is an American lawyer and politician. He is a former mayor of Houston. He was an unsuccessful candidate in the 2010 Texas gubernatorial election, lo...

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George Sheldon (1818 - 1916)

) George Sheldon (1818–1916) led one of the first historic preservation societies in the United States. He was born in Deerfield, Massachusetts, educated at Deerfield Academy, and worked as ...

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Barry Commoner (1917 - 2012)

Barry Commoner (May 28, 1917 – September 30, 2012) was an American biologist, college professor, and politician. He ran for president of the United States in the 1980 U.S. presidential electio...

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Jacob Raphael de Cordova MP (1808 - 1868)

Well educated, he spoke English, French, Spanish, German and Hebrew. He was elected a state representative to the Second Texas Legislature in 1847 and served one term. He and his half-brother establish...

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Julius Fleischmann MP (1871 - 1925)

Mayor of Cincinnati, Prominent Businessman. Born in Riverside, Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of Charles Fleischmann, founder of the Fleischmann Yeast Company. He left college to enter the family bus...

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Lafayette S. Foster, U.S. Senator (1806 - 1880)

Lafayette Sabine Foster (November 22, 1806 – September 19, 1880) was a nineteenth-century American politician and lawyer from Connecticut. He served in the United States Senate from 1855 to 18...

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Solomon Etting MP (1764 - 1847)

Solomon, as an elected member of the Baltimore City Council, was the first Jew to hold public office in t he state of Maryland. His name is in the Baltimore section of the 1843 list of first subscrib...

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Murray Seasongood, Mayor of Cincinnati MP (1878 - 1983)

Murray Seasongood (October 27, 1878-February 21, 1983) was a Jewish American politician, who served as the Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio from 1926-1930. After his tenure as mayor, Seasongood was appointed ...

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Sophie Masloff (Friedman) MP (1917 - 2014)

Listen to interview Sofie Masloff's Oral History Sophie Masloff (born December 23, 1917) is an American politician. A long-time member of the Democratic Party and civil servant, she was elected to ...

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Adolph Heinrich Joseph Sutro MP (1830 - 1898)

Adolph Heinrich Joseph Sutro was the 24th mayor of San Francisco, and first Jewish mayor. Click here to view Sutro's Wikipedia page . Click here to view Sutro's findagrave page . [ ædia_of...

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Baruch Charney Vladeck MP (1886 - 1938)

Baruch Charney Vladeck (born Baruch Nachman Charney, 1886 – 1938), was an American Jewish labor leader, manager of the Jewish Daily Forward for twenty years, and a member of the New York City ...

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Edward Rosewater MP (1841 - 1906)

Edward Rosewater, born Edward Rosenwasser,[1] (January 21, 1841 – August 30, 1906) was a Republican Party politician and newspaper editor in Omaha, Nebraska. Rosewater had a reputation for alw...

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Annette Strauss MP (1924 - 1998)

Annette Strauss (January 26, 1924 – December 14, 1998) was a philanthropist and a former mayor of Dallas. The Annette Strauss Artist Square in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas is na...

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Eric Michael Garcetti MP

Eric Michael Garcetti (born February 4, 1971) is the mayor of Los Angeles and a former member of the Los Angeles City Council, representing the 13th District.[1] He served as Council President from 2...

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Clark S. Gruening MP

Clark S. Gruening (pronounced Greening) (born March 28, 1943) is an attorney and Democratic Party politician from the U.S. state of Alaska. He is chiefly known as the second of three persons to defea...

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Josiah Quincy, Jr. (1802 - 1882)

Josiah Quincy IV, was an author and also mayor of Boston. Josiah Phillips Quincy, who had his name legally changed to differentiate himself from his predecessors, was a well-known author. -----------...

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George von Lengerke Meyer (1858 - 1918)

George von Lengerke Meyer (June 24, 1858 – March 9, 1918) was a Massachusetts businessman and politician who served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, as United States ambassador...

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Vance C. McCormick (1872 - 1946)

Vance Criswell McCormick (June 19, 1872 – June 16, 1946) was an American politician and prominent businessman from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He served as mayor of Harrisburg from 1902 to 1905 ...

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John G. Oglesby (1873 - 1938)

John Gillett Oglesby (March 19, 1873–May 27, 1938) was the 29th and 31st Lieutenant Governor of Illinois from 1909 to 1913, and again from 1917 to 1921. Born in Decatur, Illinois, on March 1...

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Thomas Swann, Governor MP (1809 - 1883)

Thomas Swann (February 3, 1809–July 24, 1883) was an American politician. Initially a Know-Nothing, and later a Democrat, he served as mayor of Baltimore (1856–1860), as the 33rd Governor...

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Robert E. Smylie, Governor MP (1914 - 2004)

Robert Eben Smylie (October 31, 1914 – July 17, 2004) was an American politician and attorney from Idaho. A member of the Idaho Republican Party, he served as the 24th Governor of Idaho for tw...

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John Garland Pollard, Governor (1871 - 1937)

John Garland Pollard (August 4, 1871 – April 28, 1937) was an American politician who served as the 51st Governor of Virginia from 1930 to 1934. Early life John Garland Pollard was bor...

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Adam McMullen, Governor (1872 - 1959)

Adam McMullen (June 12, 1872 – March 2, 1959) was a Nebraska Republican politician and was the 21st Governor of Nebraska. McMullen was born in Wellsville, New York and as a young boy moved w...

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Blair Lee, III (1916 - 1985)

Blair Lee III (May 19, 1916 – October 25, 1985) was an American Democratic politician. He served as the Secretary of State of Maryland from 1969 to 1971. He was Lieutenant Governor of Maryland...

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James E. Folsom, Jr., Governor MP

. James Elisha Folsom, Jr. (born May 14, 1949) is an American Democratic politician who was the 50th Governor of Alabama from April 22, 1993 to January 16, 1995. Early life and career Born in Mon...

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Mary Elliott Flanery (1867 - 1933)

Mary Elliott Flanery (April 27, 1867 - July 19, 1933) was an American progressive era social reformer, suffragist, politician, and journalist who is best remembered as the first women elected to the ...

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Lila Cockrell, Mayor of San Antonio (1922 - d.)

Lila May Banks Cockrell (born January 19, 1922) is a former mayor of San Antonio, Texas. During World War II, she served in the WAVES branch of the United States Navy. She served as President of the ...

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Viola Ross Napier (deceased)

Viola Ross Napier (1881–1962) was one of the first two women to be elected into the House of Representatives in the U.S. state of Georgia shortly following the passage of the 19th Amendment ...

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Grace Towns Hamilton (1907 - 1992)

Grace Towns-Hamilton (1907–1992) was the first African American woman elected to the Georgia General Assembly. As executive director of the Atlanta Urban League 1943–1960, Hamilton wa...

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Hattie Hooker Wilkins (1875 - 1949)

Hattie Wilkins (née Hooker) (July 28, 1875 – 1949) was an American progressive era suffragist and women's rights activist who is best known for being the first woman elected to a seat...

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Anna Ella Carroll (1850 - 1894)

Anna Ella Carroll (August 29, 1815 near Pocomoke City, Maryland, United States – February 19, 1894 in Washington, D.C.) was an American politician, pamphleteer and lobbyist. She played a sig...

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Arthur W. Coolidge (1881 - 1952)

Arthur William Coolidge (October 13, 1881 – January 23, 1952) was a Massachusetts politician who served multiple positions within the state government. Born in Cumberland County, Maine, Cool...

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Matilda Dodge Wilson (1883 - 1967)

Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967), was born Matilda Rausch in Walkerton, Ontario, Canada. She was the widow of John Francis Dodge who co-founded the Dodge motor ca...

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Fred Risser (1900 - 1971)

) Fred E. Risser (January 15, 1900 - 1971) was an American lawyer and politician who served twelve years as a Progressive member of the Wisconsin State Senate from Dane County, Wisconsin.

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Ernest Noble Warner (1868 - 1930)

Ernest Noble Warner (July 23, 1868 - July 8, 1930) was a Wisconsin schoolteacher turned lawyer who served one term as a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from Madison. He was the son ...

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Colonel Clement Warner (USA) (1836 - 1916)

Colonel Clement Edson Warner (February 23, 1836–May 20, 1916) was a Wisconsin farmer and officer in the American Civil War. He served two years (1867–68) as a Unionist member of the Wis...

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Levi Baker Vilas (1811 - 1879)

Levi Baker Vilas (February 25, 1811–February 6, 1879) was a United States politician from Vermont and Wisconsin. Vilas was born in Randolph, Vermont, the son of Mercy (Flint) and Moses Vilas...

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Capt. Charles Biddle (1745 - 1821)

Charles Biddle (1745 – 1821) was a Pennsylvania statesman. He served as Vice-President of Pennsylvania from 10 October 1785 until 31 October 1787. During his term, he was an ex officio trustee o...

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Walter W. Law, Jr. (1871 - 1958)

. Walter William Law (July 15, 1871 in Westchester County, New York – August 26, 1958) was an American lawyer and politician from Briarcliff Manor, New York. He was President of Briarcliff Man...

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Walter Smith Gurnee (1813 - 1903)

Mayor of Chicago. Mary Helen Yoe’s mother Catherine Gurnee, (born August 30, 1816), was the daughter of Halstead Gurnee (born June 4, 1776 and died March 15, 1822 Rockland County, New York) ...

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Manlius Valerius Thomson (1802 - 1850)

Manlius Valerius Thomson (August 12, 1802 – July 22, 1850) was a lawyer and politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky. From 1840 to 1844, he served as the 11th Lieutenant Governor of Kentuc...

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Mitchell Cary Alford (1855 - 1914)

Mitchell Cary Alford (July 10, 1855 – December 9, 1914) was the 25th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky. Early life Mitchell Alford was born in Fayette County, Kentucky on July 10, 1856. He e...

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Lt. Colonel Henry Clay, Jr. (1811 - 1847)

Henry Clay, Jr. (April 10, 1811 – February 23, 1847) was an American soldier and statesman from Kentucky. He was the second son of Senator and Congressman Henry Clay and Lucretia Hart, brother...

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James Hillary Mulligan (1844 - 1915)

James Hillary Mulligan (November 21, 1844 - July 1, 1915) was a judge, politician, and poet from Kentucky. Biography Mulligan was born in Lexington, Kentucky, son of the locally prominent busines...

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Rep. John J. Hardin (Whig-IL) MP (1810 - 1847)

John J. Hardin (January 6, 1810 – February 23, 1847) was a U.S. Representative and militia general from Illinois. Born in Frankfort, Kentucky, Hardin pursued classical studies and was gradua...

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Levi Boone, Mayor of Chicago (1808 - 1882)

Levi Day Boone (December 6, 1808 – January 24, 1882) served as mayor of Chicago, Illinois (1855–1856) for the American Party (Know-Nothings). Early life Boone was born near Lexingto...

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Socrates Tuttle (1819 - 1885)

Socrates Tuttle (November 19, 1819 – February 12, 1885) was the Mayor of Paterson, New Jersey from 1871 to 1872. Biography He was born on November 19, 1819 in Colebrook, New Hampshire to...

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Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr. MP

. Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr. (born March 16, 1947) is the Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma. An oil industry executive and political figure in Tulsa, Bartlett was the Republican nominee for mayor of Tulsa in the ...

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John Haywood (1755 - 1827)

John Haywood (1755-1827), North Carolina state treasurer, 1787-1827, member of the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina, 1789-1827, and first mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Regis Post, Sr. (1870 - 1944)

From Wikipedia: Regis Henri Post (January 28, 1870 — 1944) was a New York politician and Governor of Puerto Rico from 1907 to 1909. He was a New York State Assemblyman from 1899 to 1900, r...

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Culver Kidd, Jr. (1914 - 1995)

Culver Kidd, Jr. served in the Georgia state legislature for 46 years — 16 years in the state house and 30 in the state senate. During a legislative career that lasted forty-six years, Culver ...

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Ivan Allen, Sr. (1876 - 1968)

Ivan Allen, Sr. was co-founder of the Ivan Allen Company (1900), an office supply and furniture store that, by 1925, had about fifty employees and was one of Atlanta’s best-known businesses. A...

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Ivan Allen, Jr. (1911 - 2003)

. Ivan Allen, Jr. (March 15, 1911 – July 2, 2003), was an American businessman who served two terms as the 52nd Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, during the turbulent civil rights era of the 1960s....

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Augustus Kossuth Cravath (1851 - 1935)

Augustus Cravath was the the first mayor of Escondido, California.

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Carly Fiorina (1954 - d.)

Carly Fiorina (born Cara Carleton Sneed; September 6, 1954) is an American former business executive and was the Republican nominee for the United States Senate from California in 2010. Fiorina serve...

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Brevet Brig. General John Hammond (USA) (1827 - 1889)

) John Hammond (born August 17, 1827 Crown Point, Essex County, New York – died May 28, 1889 Crown Point, New York) was an American manufacturer, Union Army general and politician from New Y...

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Nicholas Van Vranken Franchot (1855 - 1943)

Nicholas Van Vranken Franchot (August 21, 1855 – May 6, 1943) was an American businessman and politician from New York. Life He was born on August 21, 1855, in Morris, Otsego County, New...

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Stanislaus P. Franchot (1851 - 1908)

tanislaus Pascal Franchot II (January 30, 1851 – March 24, 1908) was an American civil engineer and politician from New York. Life He was born on January 30, 1851, in Morris, Otsego County...

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Isaac Norris (1701 - 1766)

In 1751, he was elected speaker of the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly, and held that office fifteen years. In the first year of his administration, the statehouse bell was ordered from England. Norri...

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Judge Isaac Norris (c.1671 - 1735)

• went to Jamaica with his father in 1678, where he stayed for 14 years • leading member of the Society of Friends in Philadelphia • elected to the Assembly (PA) in 1700 ...

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Cornelius Grinnell Jr. (1786 - 1830)

Cornelius Grinnell (1786-1830) was partner in the New York shipping concern, Grinnell & Minturn, where he managed the family fleet of sailing vessels, the Swallowtail Line. He also served in the Massac...

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Samuel James Ervin III (1926 - 1999)

Samuel James Ervin III (March 2, 1926 – September 18, 1999) was a United States federal judge and the son of U.S. Senator Sam Ervin. Ervin was born in Morganton, North Carolina. He received ...

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Almet Francis Jenks (1853 - 1924)

Almet Francis Jenks (May 21, 1853 - September 18, 1924) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. Life He graduated from Yale University in 1875, where he was a member of Skull and Bon...

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John Hubbard Tweedy (1814 - 1891)

John Hubbard Tweedy (November 9, 1814 – November 12, 1891) was a delegate to the United States Congress from Wisconsin Territory from September 1847 to June 1848 being elected from the Whig Pa...

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Oliver Gould Jennings (1865 - 1936)

Oliver Gould Jennings (April 27, 1865 - October 13, 1936) was a financier. He served in Connecticut House of Representatives. He was on the boards of Bethlehem Steel, United States Industrial Alcohol...

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General William H. Russell (USA) (1809 - 1885)

American businessman, educator, and politician William Huntington Russell was the founder of the Yale University secret society Skull and Bones. He was a descendant of several old New England families,...

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Frederick Ellsworth Mather (1809 - 1900)

He was a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly (1854–1857) and a founding member of the Yale University secret society Skull and Bones. Frederick Ellsworth Mather was born on May 23...

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Brig. General William Henry Wallace (CSA) (1827 - 1901)

William Henry Wallace (March 24, 1827 – March 21, 1901) was a Confederate States Army brigadier general during the American Civil War (Civil War). Before the Civil War, he was a planter, newsp...

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