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Veterans of Foreign Wars

ORGANIZATION

Founded in 1899.

Official Website:
http://www.vfw.org/

Founding Date:
1899

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
E. Ross Adair
Politician
14-Dec-1907 5-May-1983 Congressman from Indiana, 1951-71
Hugh J. Addonizio
Politician
31-Jan-1914 2-Feb-1981 Mayor of Newark, 1962-70
Spiro T. Agnew
Politician
9-Nov-1918 17-Sep-1996 US Vice President, 1969-73
Sigurd Anderson
Politician
22-Jan-1904 21-Dec-1990 Governor of South Dakota, 1951-55
William Robert Anderson
Military
17-Jun-1921 25-Feb-2007 Commander, USS Nautilus
Tim Babcock
Politician
27-Oct-1919   Governor of Montana, 1962-69
James A. Barcia
Politician
25-Feb-1952   Congressman from Michigan, 1993-2003
James E. Barrett
Judge
8-Apr-1922 7-Nov-2011 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1971-87
Charles E. Bennett
Politician
2-Dec-1910 6-Sep-2003 Congressman from Florida, 1949-93
Duane Benton
Judge
8-Sep-1950   8th Circuit Court of Appeals
Lloyd Bentsen, Jr.
Politician
11-Feb-1921 23-May-2006 US Senator, Treasury Secretary
Robert O. Blood
Politician
10-Nov-1887 3-Aug-1975 Governor of New Hampshire, 1941-45
Nils A. Boe
Politician
10-Sep-1913 30-Jul-1992 Governor of South Dakota, 1965-69
Otis R. Bowen
Politician
26-Feb-1918   Governor of Indiana, 1973-81
Jesse Brown
Government
27-Mar-1944 15-Aug-2002 US Secretary of Veteran's Affairs, 1993-97
John W. Brown
Politician
28-Dec-1913 29-Oct-1993 Governor of Ohio, 1957
Smedley Butler
Military
30-Jul-1881 21-Jun-1940 Exposed the 1933 coup plot
Harry F. Byrd, Jr.
Politician
20-Dec-1914   US Senator from Virginia, 1965-83
Jack M. Campbell
Politician
10-Sep-1916 14-Jun-1999 Governor of New Mexico, 1963-67
Levin H. Campbell
Judge
2-Jan-1927   1st Circuit Court of Appeals, 1972-1992
Howard W. Cannon
Politician
26-Jan-1912 5-Mar-2002 US Senator from Nevada, 1959-83
Hugh L. Carey
Politician
11-Apr-1919 7-Aug-2011 Governor of New York, 1975-83
David F. Cargo
Politician
13-Jan-1929   Governor of New Mexico, 1967-71
Joseph Sill Clark
Politician
21-Oct-1901 21-Jan-1990 US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1956-69
Tom C. Clark
Judge
23-Sep-1899 13-Jun-1977 US Supreme Court Justice, 1949-67
Howard Coble
Politician
18-Mar-1931   Congressman, North Carolina 6th
Robert L. Cochran
Politician
28-Jan-1886 23-Feb-1963 Governor of Nebraska, 1935-41
Barber Conable
Politician
2-Nov-1922 30-Nov-2003 World Bank President, Congressman
John Cook
Politician
27-Feb-1946   Mayor of El Paso
John S. Cooper
Politician
23-Aug-1901 21-Feb-1991 US Senator from Kentucky
Adrian Cronauer
Radio Personality
8-Sep-1938   Subject of biopic Good Morning Vietnam
Price Daniel
Politician
10-Oct-1910 25-Aug-1988 Governor of Texas, 1957-63
Hal Daub
Politician
23-Apr-1941   Mayor of Omaha, 1995-2001
Gray Davis
Politician
26-Dec-1942   Governor of California, 1999-2003
James J. Davis
Government
27-Oct-1873 22-Nov-1947 US Secretary of Labor, 1921-30
Edward J. Derwinski
Politician
15-Sep-1926 15-Jan-2012 US Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 1989-92
John Dingell
Politician
6-Jul-1926   US Congressman, Michigan 15th
Everett Dirksen
Politician
4-Jan-1896 7-Sep-1969 US Senator from Illinois, 1951-69
Bob Dole
Politician
22-Jul-1923   US Senator from Kansas, 1969-96
Paul H. Douglas
Politician
26-Mar-1892 24-Sep-1976 US Senator from Illinois, 1949-67
William A. Egan
Politician
8-Oct-1914 6-May-1984 Twice Governor of Alaska
Robert F. Ellsworth
Politician
11-Jun-1926 9-May-2011 Congressman from Kansas, 1961-67
Sam Ervin
Politician
27-Sep-1896 23-Apr-1985 US Senator from North Carolina, 1954-74
Jim Exon
Politician
9-Aug-1921 10-Jun-2005 US Senator from Nebraska, 1979-97
Orval Faubus
Politician
7-Jan-1910 14-Dec-1994 Governor of Arkansas, 1955-67
Charles M. La Follette
Politician
27-Feb-1898 27-Jun-1974 Congressman from Indiana, 1943-47
Gerald Ford
Head of State
14-Jul-1913 26-Dec-2006 38th US President, 1974-77
Rodney Frelinghuysen
Politician
29-Apr-1946   Congressman, New Jersey 11th
Harold V. Froehlich
Politician
12-May-1932   Congressman from Wisconsin, 1973-75
Ralph F. Gates
Politician
24-Feb-1893 28-Jul-1978 Governor of Indiana, 1945-49
Jack Germond
Columnist
30-Jan-1928   Fat Man in a Middle Seat
Chris Gibson
Politician
13-May-1964   Congressman, New York 20th
Wayne Gilchrest
Politician
15-Apr-1946   Congressman from Maryland, 1991-2009
Jim Gilchrist
Activist
1949   Minuteman Project founder
Guy M. Gillette
Politician
3-Feb-1879 3-Mar-1973 US Senator from Iowa, 1949-55
Barry Goldwater
Politician
1-Jan-1909 29-May-1998 US Senator from Arizona, 1953-65, 1969-87
Al Gore
Politician
31-Mar-1948   US Vice President under Clinton
William T. Granahan
Politician
26-Jul-1895 25-May-1956 Congressman from Pennsylvania
Marvin Griffin
Politician
4-Sep-1907 13-Jun-1982 Governor of Georgia, 1955-59
Edward J. Gurney
Politician
12-Jan-1914 14-May-1996 US Senator from Florida, 1969-74
Chuck Hagel
Politician
4-Oct-1946   US Senator from Nebraska, 1997-2009
Ralph Hall
Politician
3-May-1923   Congressman, Texas 4th
John Paul Hammerschmidt
Politician
4-May-1922   Congressman from Arkansas, 1967-93
Stanley K. Hathaway
Politician
19-Jul-1924 4-Oct-2005 Governor of Wyoming, 1967-75
Warren E. Hearnes
Politician
24-Jul-1923 16-Aug-2009 Governor of Missouri, 1965-73
Ken Hechler
Politician
20-Sep-1914   Congressman from West Virginia, 1959-77
Joe Heck
Politician
30-Oct-1961   Congressman, Nevada 3rd
Ed Herschler
Politician
27-Oct-1918 5-Feb-1990 Governor of Wyoming, 1975-87
Bourke B. Hickenlooper
Politician
21-Jul-1896 4-Sep-1971 Governor and Senator from Iowa
John J. Hickey
Politician
22-Aug-1911 22-Sep-1970 Governor of Wyoming, 1959-61
David Hobson
Politician
17-Oct-1936   Congressman, Ohio 7th
Spessard Holland
Politician
10-Jul-1892 6-Nov-1971 Governor and Senator from Florida
Fritz Hollings
Politician
1-Jan-1922   US Senator from South Carolina, 1967-2005
Frank J. Horton
Politician
12-Dec-1919 30-Aug-2004 Congressman from New York, 1963-93
William L. Hungate
Politician
14-Dec-1922 22-Jun-2007 Congressman from Missouri, 1964-77
Henry Hyde
Politician
18-Apr-1924 29-Nov-2007 Congressman from Illinois, 1975-2007
Irving M. Ives
Politician
24-Jan-1896 24-Feb-1962 US Senator from New York, 1947-59
Jacob K. Javits
Politician
18-Mar-1904 7-Mar-1986 US Senator from New York, 1957-81
Paul B. Johnson, Jr.
Politician
23-Jan-1916 14-Oct-1985 Governor of Mississippi, 1964-68
Olin D. Johnston
Politician
18-Nov-1896 18-Apr-1965 Governor and Senator from South Carolina
Kenneth B. Keating
Politician
18-May-1900 5-May-1975 US Senator from New York, 1959-65
John F. Kennedy
Head of State
29-May-1917 22-Nov-1963 35th US President, 1961-63
Robert F. Kennedy
Politician
20-Nov-1925 6-Jun-1968 Slain Presidential candidate
Bob Kerrey
Politician
27-Aug-1943   Governor and Senator from Nebraska
Richard G. Kleindienst
Government
5-Aug-1923 3-Feb-2000 US Attorney General, 1972-73
Goodwin Knight
Politician
9-Dec-1896 22-May-1970 Governor of California, 1953-59
Tony Knowles
Politician
1-Jan-1943   Governor of Alaska, 1994-2002
Warren P. Knowles
Politician
19-Aug-1908 1-May-1993 Governor of Wisconsin, 1965-71
Joseph P. Kolter
Politician
3-Sep-1926   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1983-93
Melvin Laird
Government
1-Sep-1922   US Secretary of Defense, 1969-73
Arthur B. Langlie
Politician
25-Jul-1900 24-Jul-1966 Twice Governor of Washington
Paul Laxalt
Politician
2-Aug-1922   US Senator from Nevada, 1974-87
Tom Lewis
Politician
26-Oct-1924 1-Aug-2003 Congressman from Florida, 1983-95
Serphin Maltese
Politician
7-Dec-1932   New York State Senator, 1988-2008
James R. Mann
Politician
27-Apr-1920 20-Dec-2010 Congressman from South Carolina, 1969-79
William C. Marland
Politician
26-Mar-1918 26-Nov-1965 Governor of West Virginia, 1953-57
Edward Martin
Politician
18-Sep-1879 19-Mar-1967 Governor and Senator from Pennsylvania
John McCain
Politician
29-Aug-1936   US Senator from Arizona
Thomas J. McIntyre
Politician
20-Feb-1915 8-Aug-1992 US Senator from New Hampshire, 1962-79
Robert H. Michel
Politician
2-Mar-1923   Congressman from Illinois, 1957-95
Jack R. Miller
Politician
6-Jun-1916 29-Aug-1994 US Senator from Iowa, 1961-73
William E. Miller
Politician
22-Mar-1914 24-Jun-1983 Congressman from New York, 1951-65
Arch A. Moore, Jr.
Politician
16-Apr-1923   Twice Governor of West Virginia
Bill Morrow
Politician
19-Apr-1954   California State Senator
F. Bradford Morse
Politician
7-Aug-1921 18-Dec-1994 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1961-72
Frank E. Moss
Politician
23-Sep-1911 29-Jan-2003 US Senator from Utah, 1959-77
Dick Mountjoy
Politician
13-Jan-1932   California State Senator, 1995-2000
John M. Murphy
Politician
3-Aug-1926   Congressman snagged in ABSCAM
Jack Murtha
Politician
17-Jun-1932 8-Feb-2010 Pennsylvania Congressman, 1974-2010
Grace Napolitano
Politician
4-Dec-1936   Congresswoman, California 38th
Charlie Norwood
Politician
27-Jul-1941 13-Feb-2007 Congressman from Georgia, 1995-2007
John A. Notte, Jr.
Politician
3-May-1909 7-Mar-1983 Governor of Rhode Island, 1961-63
Herbert O'Conor
Politician
17-Nov-1896 4-Mar-1960 Governor and Senator from Maryland
Steven Palazzo
Politician
21-Feb-1970   Congressman, Mississippi 4th
John Malcolm Patterson
Politician
27-Sep-1921   Governor of Alabama, 1959-63
Thomas W. Pauken
Activist
11-Jun-1944   Conservative activist
Edward Perkins
Diplomat
8-Jun-1928   US Ambassador to Australia, 1993-96
Matthew Perkins
Business
23-Nov-1911 31-Dec-1990 Founder of Perkins Restaurant and Bakery
Val Peterson
Politician
18-Jul-1903 17-Oct-1983 Governor of Nebraska, 1947-53
Walter R. Peterson
Politician
19-Sep-1922 1-Jun-2011 Governor of New Hampshire, 1969-73
Joseph R. Pitts
Politician
10-Oct-1939   Congressman, Pennsylvania 16th
James Quello
Government
21-Apr-1914 24-Jan-2010 FCC Commissioner, 1974-97
James H. Quillen
Politician
11-Jan-1916 2-Nov-2003 Congressman from Tennessee, 1963-97
Tom Ridge
Politician
26-Aug-1945   US Secretary of Homeland Security, 2003-04
Dan Rostenkowski
Politician
2-Jan-1928 11-Aug-2010 Congressman from Illinois, 1959-95
Leverett Saltonstall
Politician
1-Sep-1892 17-Jun-1979 US Senator from Masachusetts, 1945-67
Carl Sandburg
Author
6-Jan-1878 22-Jul-1967 Illinois poet, Lincoln biographer
Grant Sawyer
Politician
14-Dec-1918 19-Feb-1996 Governor of Nevada, 1959-67
William Donald Schaefer
Politician
2-Nov-1921 18-Apr-2011 Governor of Maryland, 1987-95
Victor H. Schiro
Politician
6-May-1904 29-Aug-1992 Mayor of New Orleans, 1961-70
Richard S. Schweiker
Politician
1-Jun-1926   US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1969-81
Hugh D. Scott, Jr.
Politician
11-Nov-1900 21-Jul-1994 US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1959-77
Robert W. Scott
Politician
13-Jun-1929 23-Jan-2009 Governor of North Carolina, 1969-73
Sargent Shriver
Activist
9-Nov-1915 18-Jan-2011 First Director of the Peace Corps
Robert L. F. Sikes
Politician
3-Jun-1906 28-Sep-1994 Congressman from Florida, 1945-79
Alan Simpson
Politician
2-Sep-1931   US Senator from Wyoming, 1979-97
Deke Slayton
Astronaut
1-Mar-1924 13-Jun-1993 Original Mercury 7 astronaut
James W. Smith, Jr.
Judge
28-Oct-1943   Mississippi Chief Justice
Troy N. Smith
Business
26-May-1922 26-Oct-2009 Founder of Sonic Drive-In
Floyd Spence
Politician
9-Apr-1928 16-Aug-2001 Congressman from South Carolina, 1971-2001
Robert T. Stafford
Politician
8-Aug-1913 23-Dec-2006 Governor and Senator from Vermont
Harley O. Staggers, Sr.
Politician
3-Aug-1907 20-Aug-1991 Congressman from West Virginia, 1949-81
Ted Stevens
Politician
18-Nov-1923 10-Aug-2010 US Senator from Alaska, 1968-2009
Samuel S. Stratton
Politician
27-Sep-1916 13-Sep-1990 Congressman from New York
William G. Stratton
Politician
26-Feb-1914 2-Mar-2001 Governor of Illinois, 1953-61
Edward M. Straw
Military
c. 1939   Former US Navy Vice Admiral
John B. Swainson
Politician
31-Jul-1925 13-May-1994 Governor of Michigan, 1961-63
Herman Talmadge
Politician
9-Aug-1913 21-Mar-2002 Senator and Governor from Georgia
Norbert T. Tiemann
Politician
18-Jul-1924 19-Jun-2012 Governor of Nebraska, 1967-71
James E. Van Zandt
Politician
18-Dec-1898 6-Jan-1986 Congressman from Pennsylvania
Nicholas Veliotes
Diplomat
28-Oct-1928   US Ambassador to Egypt, 1984-86
John Warner
Politician
18-Feb-1927   US Senator from Virginia, 1979-2009
Fuller Warren
Politician
3-Oct-1905 23-Sep-1973 Governor of Florida, 1949-53
Dave Weldon
Politician
31-Aug-1953   Congressman from Florida, 1995-2009
G. Mennen Williams
Politician
23-Feb-1911 2-Feb-1988 Governor of Michigan, 1949-61
Robert A. Young III
Politician
27-Nov-1923 17-Oct-2007 Congressman from Missouri, 1977-87


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