Today is Saturday, April 16, 2005. There are seven political
birthdays today. They are as follows:
Orvin Benonie Fjare (R-MT) is 87.
MT House 1959 to 1961
U.S. House 1955 to 1957
Unsuccessful candidate for re-election to U.S. House 1956
Unsuccessful candidate for U.S. Senate 1960
Arch Alfred Moore, Jr. (R-WV) is 82. (*)
Governor of West Virginia 1969 to 1977 & 1985 to 1989
U.S. House 1957 to 1969
WV House 1953 to 1955
Unsuccessful candidate for U.S. House 1954
Unsuccessful candidate for U.S. Senate 1978 & 1984
Unsuccessful candidate for Governor of West Virginia 1980
Unsuccessful candidate for re-election as Governor 1988
Pled guilty in 1988 of accepting a bribe from a coal industry
executive, and sentenced to four years in prison.
Julian Morton Carroll (D-KY) is 74. (*)
KY State Senate 2005 to Present
Governor of Kentucky 1976 to 1980
Acting Governor of Kentucky 1975 to 1976
Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky 1972 to 1976
KY House 1962 to 1972
KY House Speaker 1968 to 1972
Became Acting Governor of Kentucky upon the resignation of Governor
Wendell Hampton Ford, who had resigned having been elected to the
Unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Kentucky 1987
Morgan Francis Murphy (D-IL) is 73.
U.S. House 1971 to 1981
Clifford Bundy Stearns (R-FL) is 64.
U.S. House 1989 to Present
Anthony Joseph Principi is 61. (*)
U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs 2001 to 2005
Acting U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs 1992 to 1993
Thomas H. Allen (D-ME) is 60.
U.S. House 1997 to Present
Mayor of Portland, ME, 1991 to 1992
Portland, ME, City Council 1989 to 1995
(*) indicates additional information for TPG listing
NOTE: TPG has listed as "still alive" former U.S. Rep. David Newton
Henderson (D-NC). According to the Congressional Directory's
biographical database, Rep. Henderson died January 13, 2004 in
Wilmington, NC, and is buried in Rockfish Cemetery, Wallace, NC.