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Larry Pressler

by follers on August 27, 2018

Birth Name: Larry Lee Pressler

Place of Birth: Humboldt, South Dakota, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 29, 1942

Ethnicity:
*75% German
*12.5% French
*12.5% Irish

Larry Pressler is an American politician. As a member of the Republican Party, he was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Dakota, from January 3, 1975 to January 3, 1979, and a U.S. Senator from South Dakota, from January 3, 1979 to January 3, 1997. He is now an independent.

He was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1980.

Larry is the son of Loretta Genevieve (Claussen) and Antone Lewis Pressler. He is married to Harriet, and has a daughter.

Larry’s paternal grandfather was Reinhardt/Reihold Pressler (the son of Fredrick Pressler and Henriette/Henrietta). Reinhardt was German.

Larry’s paternal grandmother was Mary Gertrude Douvier (the daughter of Antone Douvier and Catherine Gallagher). Mary was born in Illinois. Antone was French, the son of Florens Dovier and Gertrude Fise. Catherine was of Irish descent, the daughter of Hugh Gallagher and Catherine Turney.

Larry’s maternal grandfather was William Claussen (the son of Peter Claussen and Caly Hanno). William was German.

Larry’s maternal grandmother was Caroline Sanny (the daughter of George Sanny and Matilda Younk Clause). Caroline was German.

Sources: Genealogy of Larry Pressler – https://www.geni.com

Larry’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Larry’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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Howard Baker

by follers on August 7, 2018

Birth Name: Howard Henry Baker, Jr.

Date of Birth: November 15, 1925

Place of Death: Huntsville, Tennessee, U.S.

Date of Death: June 26, 2014

Place of Death: Huntsville, Tennessee, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Howard Baker was an American politician and diplomat. A Republican, he served as a U.S. Senator from Tennessee, from January 3, 1967 to January 3, 1985, Senate Minority Leader, from January 3, 1977 to November 1, 1979, and again from March 5, 1980 to January 3, 1981, Senate Majority Leader, from January 3, 1981 to January 3, 1985, White House Chief of Staff, from February 27, 1987 to July 3, 1988, and U.S. Ambassador to Japan, from July 5, 2001 to February 17, 2005.

He was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1980.

Howard was the son of Dora Ann (Ladd) and Howard Baker, Sr., a politician, who was a Republican Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee, from 1951 to 1964.

Howard was married to Joy Dirksen, until her death, and then to politician, U.S. Senator from Kansas, Nancy Kassebaum, until his death. Howard had two children with Joy. Joy was the daughter of U.S. Senator and Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen. Nancy Kassebaum was the daughter of Governor of Kansas and Republican Presidential nominee Alf Landon.

Howard’s paternal grandfather was James Francis Baker (the son of George Washington Baker and Jane Irwin). Jane was the daughter of George Irwin and Lucy Miller.

Howard’s paternal grandmother was named Helen Blanche Keen.

Source: Genealogy of Howard Baker (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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Ron Dellums

by follers on July 31, 2018

Birth Name: Ronald Vernie Dellums

Date of Birth: November 24, 1935

Place of Birth: Alameda, California, United States

Date of Death: July 30, 2018

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

Ethnicity: African-American

Ron Dellums was an American politician. As a member of the Democratic Party, he was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California, from January 3, 1971 to February 6, 1998, and Mayor of Oakland, from January 8, 2007 to January 3, 2011.

He was the Independent Freedom Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1980, although he refused the nomination.

Ron was the son of Willa Mae (Terry) and Verney Gorden Dellums. His uncle was C. L. Dellums, one of the organizers and leaders of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Ron was married to Cynthia Lewis, until his death. Among his five children are actor Erik Dellums and author and public speaker Piper Dellums.

Ron’s paternal grandparents were William Henry Dellums and Emma Anthony. William and Emma were born in Texas.

Ron’s maternal grandparents were Willie Terry and Estelle Poole.

Source: Genealogy of Ron Dellums – https://www.geni.com

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Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.

by follers on May 15, 2018

Birth Name: Lowell Palmer Weicker, Jr.

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: May 16, 1931

Ethnicity: German, English, distant Scottish

Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. is an American politician. As a member of the Republican Party, he was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut, from January 3, 1969 to January 3, 1971, a U.S. Senator from Connecticut, from January 3, 1971 to January 3, 1989, and Governor of Connecticut, from January 9, 1991 to January 4, 1995.

He was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1980.

Lowell was born in Paris, France, to American parents, Mary Hastings (Bickford) and Lowell Palmer Weicker.

Lowell’s paternal grandfather was Johann Adam Theodor/Theodore Wilhelm Weicker (the son of Ludwig Martin Weicker and Elisabethe Momberger). Johann was born in Darmstadt, Germany, and co-founded pharmaceutics company E. R. Squibb and Sons.

Lowell’s paternal grandmother was Florence Edith Palmer (the daughter of Lowell Mason Palmer and Grace Humphries/Humphreys Foote). Florence was born in New York. Lowell’s great-grandfather Lowell was the son of Chester Palmer and Achsah Smith Melvin. Grace was the daughter of Arthur Wellington Foote and Elizabeth Rieggels.

Sources: Genealogy of Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Lowell’s paternal grandparents, Johann Adam Theodor/Theodore Wilhelm Weicker and Florence Edith Palmer, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Lowell’s paternal grandfather, Johann Adam Theodor/Theodore Wilhelm Weicker – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Lowell’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) – https://old.findagrave.com

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Angela Davis

by follers on March 10, 2017

Birth Name: Angela Yvonne Davis

Place of Birth: Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 26, 1944

Ethnicity: African-American

Angela Davis is an American political activist, academic scholar, and author. She was a prominent counterculture activist in the 1960s, as a leader of the Communist Party USA.

She was the Community Party USA’s nominee for Vice President of the United States in 1980 and 1984.

She was prosecuted for conspiracy in the 1970 armed take-over of a Marin County, California, courtroom, in which four persons were killed. She was acquitted in a federal trial.

Angela is the daughter of Sallye and Frank Davis. Her brother, Ben Davis, played professional football.

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