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"Protestant" Politicians (unspecified denomination)


Below is a list of U.S. politicians identified only as "Protestant," without specifying a denomination.

This page is not intended as a listing of Protestant politicians generally. If a politician identified their specific denominational affiliation, they are likely listed on a page for that denomination.

Most politicians are willing to identify their religious affiliation and name the denomination to which they belong (i.e., Methodist, Presbyterian, Catholic, Latter-day Saint, Congregationalist, etc. Below are politicans identified only as "Protestant", without specifying a denomination. In some cases, the politician may have openly identified his or her denominational affiliation, but this information simply was not recorded in the official congressional biographies and other sources incorporated in the Political Graveyard databases. But it is likely that in most cases, the politicians listed below were less than forthcoming about their religious affiliation and background. It is likely that many of the politicians below were not actively religious, but did not want to say as much while campaigning for office. Perhaps they did not simply identify themselves with the even more vague term "Christian" because they were uncomfortable with genuine Christian religious practice or because they harbored some anti-Catholic sentiment and wanted to make it plain that they themselves were not Catholics. Possibly these politicans were active members of a church or religious body which they did not want identified, because of some negative association they feared from the electorate. History has shown that prominent and influential people who identify themselves only as "Protestant" usually have something to hide. This observation should not be taken as a criticism, but simply a statement of fact. These politicans may indeed have been exceptionally effective, upstanding, capable, etc. Inclusion on this list simply indicates that they were evasive about their religious affiliation (or that the name of their denomination was not recorded in the information sources used to compile this list). Nothing more. In any case, these are broad generalizations about politicians who identify themselves only as "Protestants," and these speculative statements should not be applied to individuals on this list without further research and verification.

Source of names and dates below: "Protestant Politicians" webpage, with heading "Protestant Politicians (unspecified denomination)", on Political Graveyard website (http://politicalgraveyard.com/group/protestant.html; viewed 11 November 2005)

Visit The Political Graveyard website for extensive biographical and professional details about these individuals.

Alabama
Henry Hezekiah Balch (1877-1963)
Eugenia Rose Sheldon Chapman (1923-1994)
Lillian Hatcher (b. 1915)

Alaska
Henry Arthur Benson (b. 1910)
Walter Eugene Guess (1932-1975)

Arizona
J. Melvin Goodson (1904-1980)
Carl Trumbull Hayden (1877-1972)
James R. Heron (b. 1899)
Anthony Arthur Johns (1864-1944)

California
Leo Ellis Anderson (b. 1902)
Walter Stephan Baring, Jr. (1911-1975)
Carl Ferdinand Bertschinger (b. 1868)
Margaret Martin Brock
Ralph Milton Brown (1908-1966)
Ken Calvert (b. 1953)
Alan MacGregor Cranston (1914-2000)
Ronald Vernie Dellums (b. 1935)
Calvin M. Dooley (b. 1954)
Thomas Dunlap (1832-1885)
Elton William Gallegly (b. 1944)
James Kenneth Hahn (b. 1950)
Arthur Hathaway Hewitt (1858-1929)
John Stephen Horn (b. 1931)
Goodwin Jess Knight (1896-1970)
Walter J. Little (1894-1960)
S. C. Masterson (b. 1911)
Alfred A. McCandless (b. 1927)
Kent Doak Pursel (b. 1904)
Meredith Pinxton Snyder (1859-1937)
John Gayer Terry (b. 1897)
Cameron Erskine Thom (1825-1915)
William Isham Traeger (1880-1935)
Jesse Marvin Unruh (1922-1987)

Colorado
A. Wayne Allard (b. 1943)
Wilbur McClure Alter (b. 1879)
Carl Beverly Bledsoe (b. 1923)
William Evans Burney (1893-1969)
Edward Prentiss Costigan (1874-1939)
George McLachlin (1876-1941)

Connecticut
William Gaston (b. 1899)
Clarence Edward Gauss (1887-1960)
Edward Wheeler Goss (1893-1972)
Debby P. Sanderson (b. 1941)

Delaware
Isaac James MacCollum (b. 1889)

Florida
Wilhelmina F. Adams (1901-1987)
Raymond J. Apley, Jr. (1925-2002)
Oliver Payne Bolton (1917-1972)
Millard Fillmore Caldwell, Jr. (1897-1984)
James S. Farnsworth (1907-2003)
Edward Wheeler Goss (1893-1972)
Debby P. Sanderson (b. 1941)
Tracy Stafford (b. 1948)
Robert J. Starks (b. 1945)

Georgia
Bill S. Huffman (b. 1924)
George Nicholson Langford, Jr. (1817-1896)
Blanche Martin (b. 1937)
Bobby Lee Rush (b. 1946)

Hawaii
Peter A. Aduja (b. 1920)
George Ryoichi Ariyoshi (b. 1926)
Louis B. Blissard (b. 1913)
Patsy Takemoto Mink (1927-2002)

Idaho
Robert Ailshie (1908-1947)
Frankie K. Alworth
Horace P. Belknap (b. 1890)
William Edgar Borah (1865-1940)
Oscar Willard Edmonds (b. 1890)
Albert John Graf (b. 1898)

Illinois
Henry Arthur Benson (b. 1910)
Ben Louis Berve (b. 1892)
William Edgar Borah (1865-1940)
Eugenia Rose Sheldon Chapman (1923-1994)
Philip Miller Crane (b. 1930)
Harry Scott Harnsberger (1889-1976)
John Dennis Hastert (b. 1942)
Claude VanCleve Parsons (1895-1941)
George Robert Perrine (b. 1907)
Henry Pope, Jr. (b. 1903)
Bobby Lee Rush (b. 1946)
Darwin Gale Schisler (b. 1933)
Francis Everett Yerly (1901-1968)

Indiana
Charles Duncan Baker (1901-1972)
Danny Lee Burton (b. 1938)
Glenn Hasenfratz Griswold (1890-1940)
Walter J. Little (1894-1960)

Iowa
George McGill (1879-1963)
William Rhuben Neal (b. 1883)
Charles Augustus Rawson (1867-1936)
Mary Louise Smith (1914-1997)
Lloyd Thurston (1880-1970)

Kansas
Robert Frederick Bennett (1927-2000)
George McGill (1879-1963)
William Forest Phares (b. 1886)
Elwill Mattson Shanahan (1912-1983)
Jesse Marvin Unruh (1922-1987)

Kentucky
Ralph Milton Brown (1908-1966)
Clarence E. Creek (b. 1906)
Addison E. Southard (1884-1970)
Gary L. Tapp (b. 1953)

Louisiana
Lloyd Franklin Wheat (b. 1922)

Maine
Maynard Gilbert Conners (1918-2001)
Kenneth Merwin Curtis (b. 1931)
John Rettie McKernan, Jr. (b. 1948)
Keith Nelson Pearson (b. 1888)
Charles A. Wells (b. 1850)

Maryland
William Loren Batt, Jr. (b. 1916)
Frank Buchanan (1902-1951)
N. T. Downs (b. 1874)
William Harrison, Jr. (c.1750-1789)
Lula Everett Powell (b. 1879)

Massachusetts
William Gaston (b. 1899)
Andrew Haswell Green (1820-1903)
Ronald Everett Lykens (b. 1937)
Edwin Lawrence Olander (b. 1917)
William Lawrence Saltonstall (b. 1927)
Huntley Nowel Spaulding (1869-1955)

Michigan
Thomas Jefferson Anderson (1919-1994)
Raymond J. Apley, Jr. (1925-2002)
Raymond L. Baker (b. 1906)
Otto William Bishop (1875-1966)
Robert Heinz Blandford (b. 1919)
Harold B. Clark (b. 1927)
Roger E. Craig (b. 1933)
Bobby D. Crim (b. 1931)
James S. Farnsworth (1907-2003)
James N. Folks (1897-2001)
Lillian Hatcher (b. 1915)
Bill S. Huffman (b. 1924)
James H. Karoub (1929-1994)
Arthur J. Law (1906-1987)
Howard C. Lawrence (b. 1890)
Blanche Martin (b. 1937)
Don R. Pears (1899-1992)
Dovie Theodosia Pickett (b. 1921)
Carl Duane Pursell (b. 1932)
Lynn Nancy Rivers (b. 1956)
Allan R. Sorenson (b. 1919)
Lee M. Thurston (b. 1895)
Paul Harold Todd, Jr. (b. 1921)
Robert Speer Tubbs (1897-1982)
John A. Welborn (b. 1932)
Laura Velma Wood (1904-1993)

Minnesota
Wendell Richard Anderson (b. 1933)
Joseph Hurst Ball (1905-1993)
Errol F. Galt (b. 1889)
Charles L. Halsted (b. 1894)

Mississippi
Walter Eugene Guess (1932-1975)
George Nicholson Langford, Jr. (1817-1896)
Dovie Theodosia Pickett (b. 1921)

Missouri
Thomas Jefferson Anderson (1919-1994)
Robert Frederick Bennett (1927-2000)
William Warren Bradley (b. 1943)
Earl Thomas Coleman (b. 1943)
Bobby D. Crim (b. 1931)
J. Melvin Goodson (1904-1980)
Glenn Hasenfratz Griswold (1890-1940)
Don Hancock (b. 1934)
William Rhuben Neal (b. 1883)
William Forest Phares (b. 1886)
John Gayer Terry (b. 1897)

Montana
Errol F. Galt (b. 1889)
Amy Georgia MacHale (b. 1892)

Nevada
Charles Duncan Baker (1901-1972)
Walter Stephan Baring, Jr. (1911-1975)

New Hampshire
Amos Noyes Blandin (b. 1864)
Hugh Henry Bownes (b. 1920)
William Rockwell Clough (b. 1844)
Sherburn Lang (b. 1858)
Frank Marshall (b. 1860)
Jeanne Shaheen (b. 1947)
Huntley Nowel Spaulding (1869-1955)
William H. Zeliff, Jr. (b. 1936)

New Jersey
Louis B. Blissard (b. 1913)
William Warren Bradley (b. 1943)
Gordon Canfield (1898-1972)
Margaret Scafati Roukema (b. 1929)
William Sulzer (1863-1941)
Harry Walter Vanderbach (b. 1901)
William H. Zeliff, Jr. (b. 1936)

New Mexico
Bruce King (b. 1924)

New York
Wilhelmina F. Adams (1901-1987)
Floyd E. Anderson (1891-1976)
Herman Badillo (b. 1929)
Hugh Henry Bownes (b. 1920)
George Harvey Branch (b. 1870)
Lowell Huntington Brown (b. 1885)
Gordon Canfield (1898-1972)
Andrew Haswell Green (1820-1903)
Raymond C. Green (b. 1893)
William Sulzer (1863-1941)
Robert Speer Tubbs (1897-1982)

North Carolina
William Wilfred Cobey, Jr. (b. 1939)
Meredith Pinxton Snyder (1859-1937)
George J. Studdert (b. 1857)

North Dakota
Oscar Willard Edmonds (b. 1890)
Charles L. Halsted (b. 1894)

Ohio
William Loren Batt, Jr. (b. 1916)
George Harrison Bender (1896-1961)
Oliver Payne Bolton (1917-1972)
Gust G. Brenda, Jr. (b. 1920)
Lowell Huntington Brown (b. 1885)
Thomas Dunlap (1832-1885)
Chester Karl Gillespie (b. 1897)
Ronald Everett Lykens (b. 1937)
Hugo Henry Saneholtz (b. 1895)
Oscar Leslie Teagarden (1896-1987)

Oklahoma
Arthur J. Law (1906-1987)

Oregon
Horace P. Belknap (b. 1890)

Pennsylvania
Wilbur McClure Alter (b. 1879)
William Loren Batt, Jr. (b. 1916)
Frank Buchanan (1902-1951)
Roger E. Craig (b. 1933)
Robert William Dinsmore (b. 1940)
John William Ditter (1888-1943)
Franklin John Maloney (1899-1958)
John H. Pollard (b. 1851)
Gordon W. Sammons (1896-1974)

South Dakota
Leo Ellis Anderson (b. 1902)
Walter Dale Miller (b. 1925)

Tennessee
William Robert Anderson (b. 1921)
Millard Fillmore Caldwell, Jr. (1897-1984)

Texas
Bruce Reynolds Alger (b. 1918)
Searcy Bracewell (b. 1918)
William Evans Burney (1893-1969)
Bascom Giles (b. 1900)
Keith F. Kelly (b. 1914)

Utah
Frankie K. Alworth
Goodwin Jess Knight (1896-1970)
Joseph Bracken Lee (1899-1996)

Vermont
George David Aiken (1892-1984)
John M. Bradley (b. 1882)
George Harvey Branch (b. 1870)
Guy Hilton Cleveland (b. 1883)
Lester V. Crosby (b. 1871)
John Webster Davis (b. 1861)
Ezra C. Dike (b. 1838)
Benjamin W. Fisher (b. 1891)
Earl Leon Flanders (b. 1888)
Mildred Churhill Hayden (b. 1895)
Arthur Hathaway Hewitt (1858-1929)
Samuel A. Jones (b. 1856)
Sherburn Lang (b. 1858)
Homer P. Leland (b. 1867)
Frank Marshall (b. 1860)
Russell Smith Page (b. 1877)
Keith Nelson Pearson (b. 1888)
John H. Pollard (b. 1851)
Richard Herbert Pons (b. 1883)
Elizabeth Wilson Soule (b. 1913)
Fred Edson Tracy (b. 1865)
Charles A. Wells (b. 1850)
Royal Seger Wetmore (b. 1856)

Virginia
Earl Thomas Coleman (b. 1943)
Edward Prentiss Costigan (1874-1939)
Calvin M. Dooley (b. 1954)
John G. Hudson (b. 1906)
Ronald Everett Lykens (b. 1937)
Carl Alfred Marshall (b. 1891)
Cameron Erskine Thom (1825-1915)

Washington
Gary Locke (b. 1950)
S. C. Masterson (b. 1911)

West Virginia
Fred Clay Allen (b. 1888)
W. N. Anderson, Jr. (b. 1923)
Eudora Catherine Andrews
Stephen Crabtree Bird (b. 1939)
Hobart Booth, Jr. (b. 1920)
Gust G. Brenda, Jr. (b. 1920)
Walter F. Burgess (b. 1877)
J. C. Butcher
Brack L. Campbell (b. 1912)
Burnie Roger Crabtree (b. 1947)
Clarence E. Creek (b. 1906)
Robert William Dinsmore (b. 1940)
N. T. Downs (b. 1874)
J. Paul England (b. 1920)
Edward Franklin Foxx (b. 1916)
D. R. Frazer (b. 1921)
Ralph A. Gawthrop (b. 1885)
Earl B. Hager (b. 1911)
Pat R. Hamilton (b. 1923)
Oley G. Hedrick (b. 1912)
Walt Helmick (b. 1944)
Harry U. Howell (b. 1923)
John G. Hudson (b. 1906)
Robert L. Hunt (b. 1924)
Mack C. Jarrell (b. 1926)
Robert Quince Jones (b. 1930)
Romulus L. Matthews (b. 1870)
Judson D. McCormick (b. 1928)
Andy McKenzie (b. 1970)
Doyle F. McLaughlin (1920-1969)
Raymond F. Morgan (b. 1908)
Robert R. Nelson
Ford Franklin Roberts (b. 1912)
J. Robert Rogers (b. 1940)
Golden Franklin Row (b. 1884)
Gordon W. Sammons (1896-1974)
J. C. Shanklin (b. 1884)
Harlan Staats (b. 1907)
Glenn Taylor (1904-1982)
Oscar Leslie Teagarden (1896-1987)
T. I. Varney (b. 1918)
G. R. West (b. 1890)
George H. Williams
Ward Wylie (b. 1900)
A. F. Young (b. 1882)

Wisconsin
Warren Perley Knowles (1908-1993)
Robert Marion LaFollette, Jr. (1895-1953)
Amy Georgia MacHale (b. 1892)
Francis Everett Yerly (1901-1968)

Wyoming
Vernon G. Bentley (b. 1915)
Harry Scott Harnsberger (1889-1976)

The District of Columbia
William Edgar Borah (1865-1940)
William Wilfred Cobey, Jr. (b. 1939)
Arrington Liggins Dixon (b. 1942)
Clarence Edward Gauss (1887-1960)
Robert Marion LaFollette, Jr. (1895-1953)
Claude VanCleve Parsons (1895-1941)
Bobby Lee Rush (b. 1946)

Puerto Rico
Herman Badillo (b. 1929)

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