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@2009 - Sue Ashby                                                                                                                            Updated 03/14/2010

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American Indian/Native American Politicians

This is a very incomplete list! Arranged chronologically by year of birth,
none with a direct link to Moore County.
If any one has any additions to this list please e-mail them in and I'll give you credit and a link.

Leflore, Greenwood (1800-1865) Member of Mississippi state senate, 1841. Burial location unknown. Leflore County, Miss. is named for him.
Jones, Robert McDonald (1808-1872)
Born October 1, 1808. Tribal Representative to Confederate Congress, 1863-65. Died February 22, 1872. Interment in private or family graveyard.
Revels, Hiram Rhodes (1827-1901)



Born in Fayetteville, N.C., September 27, 1827. Member of Mississippi state senate, 1870; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1870-71; secretary of state of Mississippi, 1873. First black member of the U.S. Senate. Died while attending a church conference, in Aberdeen, Miss., January 16, 1901. Interment at Hill Crest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Miss.
Quay, Matthew Stanley (1833-1904) Born in Pennsylvania. U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1887 - 99, 1901-04. Interment at Beaver Cemetery, Beaver, Pa.
Callahan, Samuel Benton (1833-1911)



Born in Mobile, Ala., January 26, 1833. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Tribal Representative to Confederate Congress, 1864-65; justice of Oklahoma state supreme court, 1891. Died in Muskogee, Okla., February 17, 1911. Interment at Greenhill Cemetery, Muskogee, Okla.
Boudinot, Elias Cornelius (1835-1890)

Born near Rome, Ga., August 1, 1835. Delegate to Arkansas secession convention, 1861; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Tribal Representative to Confederate
Congress, 1862-65. Died in Fort Smith, Ark., September 27, 1890. Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Fort Smith, Ark.
Owen, Robert Latham (1856-1947)


Born in Lynchburg, Va., February 2, 1856. Member of Democratic National Committee, 1892-96; U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1907-25. Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, Va.
Curtis, Charles Brent (1860-1936)



Born in Topeka, Kan., January 25, 1860. U.S. Representative from Kansas, 1893-1907; U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1907-13, 1915-29; Vice President of the United States, 1929-33; defeated, 1932. Died of a heart attack, in Washington, D.C., February 8, 1936. Interment at Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Kan.
Hastings, William Wirt (1866-1938)
Born in Benton County, Ark., December 31, 1866. U.S. Representative from Oklahoma, 1915-21, 1923-35. Died April 8, 1938. Interment at City Cemetery, Tahlequah, Okla.
Carter, Charles David (1869-1929)
Born in Boggy Depot, Okla., August 16, 1869. U.S. Representative from Oklahoma, 1907-27. Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Ardmore, Okla.
Stigler, William Grady (1893-1952)
Born in Oklahoma. Member of Oklahoma state legislature; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma, 1944-52. Interment at Stigler Cemetery, Stigler, Okla.
Reifel, Benjamin 'Ben' (1906-1990)


Born near Parmalee, S.Dak., September 19, 1906. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from South Dakota, 1961-71. Sioux Indian. Died in Sioux Falls, S. Dak., January 2, 1990. Burial location unknown.
Rogers, William Vann 'Will', Jr.
Born in New York, October 20, 1911. U.S. Representative from California, 1943-45. Died July 9, 1993. Burial location unknown.
McSpadden, Clem Rogers (1925- )
Born in Oklahoma. Member of Oklahoma state legislature; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma, 1973-75. Still living as of 1994.
Begich, Nicholas (1932-1972)

Born in Eveleth, Minn., April 6, 1932. Member of Alaska state senate, 1963-71; U.S. Representative from Alaska, 1971-72. Disappeared while on a campaign flight from Anchorage to Juneau, Alaska, October 16, 1972, and presumed dead.
Campbell, Ben Nighthorse (1933- )
Born in California, April 13, 1933. Member of Colorado state legislature; U.S. Representative from Colorado, 1987-93; U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1993-. Still living as of 1995.
Hensley, William L. (1941- )
Born in Kotzebue, Alaska, June 17, 1941. Member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1966; member of Alaska state senate, 1970. Still living as of 1994.
Hawk, Larry Echo Idaho state attorney general, 1992-94. Still living as of 1994.


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