Births of Political Futures

Dawson, Clyde C. (b. 1864) — of Canon City, Fremont County, Colo.; Denver, Colo. Born in Dallas County, Iowa, February 8, 1864. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1904 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1908; candidate for U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1912. Burial location unknown.

Relatives: Son of Jesse W. Dawson and Caroline (Price) Dawson; married, September 23, 1899, to Kathryn Russell.

Scott, Charles Ray (1904-1983)Born in Adel, Dallas County, Iowa, January 13, 1904. U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Florida, 1966-76; took senior status 1976. Died May 12, 1983 (age 79 years, 119 days). Burial location unknown.

Brenton, Woodward Harold (1899-1968) — also known as W. Harold Brenton — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Born in Dallas Center, Dallas County, Iowa, February 27, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1944; Treasurer of Republican National Committee, 1954-55. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in September, 1968 (age 69 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.

Relatives: Son of Charles R. Brenton and Carrie Alicesta (Woodward) Brenton; married 1921 to Etta Spurgeon.

Thornburg, Mark G. (1882-1962) — of Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County, Iowa. Born in Linden, Dallas County, Iowa, June 8, 1882. Republican. Iowa secretary of agriculture, 1924-33, 1939-43. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Phi Kappa Psi; Alpha Zeta. Died December 15, 1962 (age 80 years, 190 days). Interment at Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa.

Relatives: Son of Thomas A. Thornburg and Jennie (Vestal) Thornburg; married to Blanche Scholes (died 1969).

Pangburn, Harry Keep (b. 1879) — also known as Harry K. Pangburn — of Acapulco (Acapulco de Juárez), Guerrero. Born in Perry, Dallas County, Iowa, March 27, 1879. Physician; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Acapulco, 1908-14; U.S. Vice Consul in Acapulco, as of 1916-29; Ciudad Juarez, as of 1932-38. Burial location unknown.

Young, David Edmund (b. 1968) — also known as David Young — of Van Meter, Dallas County, Iowa. Born in Van Meter, Dallas County, Iowa, May 11, 1968. Republican. U.S. Representative from Iowa 3rd District, 2015-. Still living as of 2018.

Halstead, Benjamin Howard (1876-1943) — also known as Benjamin H. Halstead — of Petoskey, Emmet County, Mich. Born in Waukee, Dallas County, Iowa, September 7, 1876. Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1912; candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1921; candidate for Michigan state board of education, 1929; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1932; member of Michigan state board of agriculture, 1934-39; defeated, 1925, 1939, 1941; circuit judge in Michigan 33rd Circuit, 1941-43; appointed 1941; died in office 1943. Member, Delta Tau Delta; Rotary; Freemasons. Died October 19, 1943 (age 67 years, 42 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Petoskey, Mich.

Relatives: Son of Benjamin Terry Halstead (1850-1917) and Priscilla Antoinette (Howard) Halstead (1853-1931); married, December 26, 1902, to Maud Warren Fuller (1879-1971).


Sources:, Wikipedia

Transcribed and contributed by Conni McDaniel Hall, 18 May 2022

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