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Douglas MacArthur

by follers on February 6, 2017

Date of Birth: January 26, 1880

Place of Birth: Little Rock Barracks, Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.

Date of Death: April 5, 1964

Place of Death: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

Ethnicity: Scottish, English, distant Welsh

Douglas MacArthur was an American five-star general. He was field marshal of the Philippine Army, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army during the 1930s, and had a prominent role in the Pacific front during WWII. He was one of five men to rise to the rank of General of the Army in the U.S. Army. He was the effective ruler of Japan while he oversaw its occupation, from 1945 to 1951; under MacArthur, the country underwent major economic, political, and social changes.

He was, to one degree or another, a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1944, 1948, and 1952.

Douglas was the son of Mary Pinckney/Pinkney “Pinkie” (Hardy) and Arthur MacArthur, a U.S. Army general. He was married to Jean Marie Faircloth MacArthur, with whom he had a son.

Douglas’s paternal grandfather was Arthur MacArthur Sr. (the son of Arthur MacArthur and Sarah MacArthur). Douglas’s grandfather Arthur was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and moved to Uxbridge, Massachusetts, U.S., in 1828; Douglas’s grandfather was Governor of Wisconsin, in 1856, and a Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, from 1870 to 1887. Douglas’s great-grandfather John was the son of John MacArthur. Sarah was born in Dumbarton, the daughter of John MacArthur.

Douglas’s paternal grandmother was Aurelia Belcher (the daughter of Benjamin Barney Belcher and Olive Keep). Benjamin was the son of Benjamin Belcher and Sarah “Sally” Barney. Olive was the daughter of John Keep and Elizabeth Smith.

Douglas’s maternal grandparents were Thomas Asbury Hardy (the son of The Rev. Edward Hardy and Lydia Jarvis) and Elizabeth Margaret Pierce (the daughter of David Pierce). The Rev. Edward was the son of William Parrott Hardy and Sarah Sowell.

Sources: Genealogies of Douglas MacArthur – https://www.geni.com
https://www.findagrave.com

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Thomas E. Dewey

by follers on October 21, 2016

Birth Name: Thomas Edmund Dewey

Date of Birth: March 24, 1902

Place of Birth: Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Death: March 16, 1971

Place of Death: Miami, Florida, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, one quarter Irish

Thomas E. Dewey was an American politician. A Republican, he served as the District Attorney of New York County, from January 1, 1938 to January 1, 1942, and the 47th Governor of New York, from January 1, 1943 to December 31, 1954.

He was the Republican Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1944 and 1948. He was also a candidate for the Republican Party’s 1940 presidential nomination.

Thomas was the son of Anne (Thomas) and George Martin Dewey. He had English and Irish ancestry, and, on his father’s side, deep roots in the Colonial United States, going back to the 1600s. He was married to stage actress Frances Eileen Hutt, with whom he had two children.

Thomas’s paternal grandfather was George Martin Dewey (the son of Granville Dewey and Harriet B. Freeman). Granville was the son of Martin Dewey and Hannah Waterman.

Thomas’s paternal grandmother was Emma Bingham (the daughter of Lemuel Bingham and Lydia L. Dowd). Lemuel was the son of Asa Bingham and Hannah Lord.

Thomas’s maternal grandparents were Alfred Tracy Thomas (the son of George Thomas and Eliza Mary) and Agusta Margaret Emery Corrigan (the daughter of John Corrigan and Anne). Alfred was born in Canada, to English parents. Agusta was Irish, born in Dublin.

Sources: Genealogy of Thomas E. Dewey – https://www.geni.com

Thomas E. Dewey on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Thomas’s maternal grandparents, Alfred Tracy Thomas and Agusta Margaret Emery Corrigan, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Earl Warren

by follers on October 15, 2016

Date of Birth: March 19, 1891

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Date of Death: July 9, 1974

Place of Death: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Ethnicity:
*Norwegian (father)
*Swedish (mother)

Earl Warren was an American jurist and politician. A Republican, he served as District Attorney of Alameda County, from 1925 to 1939, Chairman of the California Republican Party, from 1932 to 1934, the 20th Attorney General of California, from January 3, 1939 to January 4, 1943, the 30th Governor of California, from January 4, 1943 to October 5, 1953, and the 14th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, from October 5, 1953 to June 23, 1969.

He was the Republican Party’s nominee for Vice President of the United States in 1948. He was also a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1936, 1944, 1948, and 1952.

Justice Warren was the son of Emma Cristina (Hernlund) and Erik Mathias Halvorsen Warren. His father was born in Skåre, Torvastad, Rogaland, Norway. His mother was born in Västernorrlands, Sweden.

He was married to Swedish-born Nina Elisabeth Palmquist Meyers, with whom he had six children.

Justice Warren’s paternal grandfather was Halvor Halvorsson Vaare Vårå/Warren (the son of Halvor Olsson Vårå and Helga Olsdotter Straum). Justice Warren’s grandfather Halvor was born in Skjold, Rogaland, Norway. Helga was born in Vikedal, the daughter of Ola Helgesson Liabø and Borgilla Olsdotter Skipavåg.

Justice Warren’s paternal grandmother was Inger Knudsdatter Næs (the daughter of Knut Knutsson Nes and Brita Gudmundsdotter Vatland). Knut was born in Tysvær, Rogaland, the son of Knut Kristoffersson Nes and Torborg Johannesdotter Tosvoll. Brita was born in Tysvær, Rogaland, the daughter of Gudmund Gudmundsson Vatland and Marta Jakobsdotter Mortveit.

Justice Warren’s maternal grandfather was Eric Hernlund (the son of Pehr Hernlund and Anna Lisa Sundberg). Pehr was the son of Olof Hornsten and Christina Pehrsdotter. Anna was born in Nordmaling.

Justice Warren’s maternal grandmother was Anna Lisa Norberg. Anna was born in Hassela.

Source: Genealogy of Earl Warren – https://www.geni.com

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Everett Dirksen

by follers on October 3, 2016

Birth Name: Everett McKinley Dirksen

Date of Birth: January 4, 1896

Place of Birth: Pekin, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Death: September 7, 1969

Place of Death: Walter Reed General Hospital, Washington, D.C., U.S.

Ethnicity: German

Everett Dirksen was an American politician. A Republican, he served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois, from March 4, 1933 to January 3, 1949, a U.S. Senator from Illinois, from January 3, 1951 to September 7, 1969, his death, the Senate Minority Whip, from January 3, 1957 to January 3, 1959, and Senate Minority Leader, from January 3, 1959 to September 7, 1969.

He was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1944.

Everett was born in Pekin, Illinois, the son of German parents, Antje (Conradi/Conrady) and Johann Friedrich/Friedrichs Dirksen. His mother was born in Aurich.

He was married to Louella Carver.

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Harold Stassen

by follers on October 3, 2016

Birth Name: Harold Edward Stassen

Date of Birth: April 13, 1907

Place of Birth: West St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.

Date of Death: March 4, 2001

Place of Death: Bloomington, Minnesota, U.S.

Ethnicity:
*75% German
*25% Czech

Harold Stassen was an American politician. A Republican, he served as District Attorney of Dakota County, from 1931 to 1939, the 25th Governor of Minnesota, from January 2, 1939 to April 27, 1943, the 3rd President of the University of Pennsylvania, from 1948 to 1953, and Director of the United States Foreign Operations Administration, from 1953 to 1955.

He was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1944, 1948, 1952, 1964, 1968, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, and 1992.

Harold was the son of Elsbeth/Elsie Emma (Mueller) and William Andrew Stassen. His father was born in Minnesota, to a German father and a Czech mother. His mother was a German immigrant.

He was married to Esther Glewwe.

Harold’s paternal grandfather was Barnhardt Hinrich Stassen (the son of John Henry Stassen and Becke Margaretha Heicken). Barnhardt was born in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. John was the son of Hinrich Stassen and Marie Maertfeld. Becke was the daughter of John Heicken and Mary Talke.

Harold’s paternal grandmother was Josephine Sophia Benesh/Benes (the daughter of John Benesh and Mary J.). Josephine was born in Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic.

Harold’s maternal grandfather was Robert Henry Mueller. Robert was an ethnic German, born in Gniew, Tczew County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland.

Harold’s maternal grandmother was Agnetha Jantzen (the daughter of Abraham Janzen and Agnetha).

Harold was one of four people of significant Slavic ancestry to have won a major American political party’s Presidential caucus and/or primary. He won 1 state in 1944, Nebraska; 4 states in 1948; and 1 state in 1952, Minnesota. The other three people are:
*Edmund Muskie (1972; Democratic; won 4 states; Muskie was previously the 1968 Democratic nominee for Vice President of the United States; Muskie was of Polish descent)
*Tom Harkin (1992; Democratic; won 1 state, Iowa; Harkin’s mother was of Slovene descent)
*John Kasich (Republican; ran in 2000 and 2016: in 2016, he won 1 state, Ohio; Kasich is of Czech or Rusyn, and Croatian descent)

Other people of significant Slavic ancestry who have mounted plausible or semi-plausible campaigns for a major party’s nomination for President of the United States are:
*George H. Bender (who sought the 1960 Republican nomination; Bender was of Czech descent)
*James Traficant (who sought the 1988 Democratic nomination; Traficant’s mother of Slovak descent)
*Dennis Kucinich (who sought the 2004 and 2008 Democratic nominations; Kucinich’s father was of Croatian descent)
*Gary Johnson (who sought the 2012 Republican nomination, and was the Libertarian Party’s 2012 and 2016 nominee for President of the United States; Johnson’s mother was of Ukrainian descent)
*Tim Pawlenty (who sought the 2012 Republican nomination; Pawlenty’s father was of Polish descent)

Sources: Genealogy of Harold Stassen – https://www.geni.com

Harold Stassen on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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