Atchison, David Rice b. August 11, 1807 d. January 26, 1886 US Senator. Twice elected as a Senator from Missouri to the United States Senate, serving first from 1843 to 1848, then from 1849 to 1855. Served as President Pro Tempore of the Senate in 1849. The term of President James K Polk ended on Sunday March 4 1849, and President-Elect Zachary Taylor refused to take the oath of office on a Sunday, so Senator Atchison is said to have been President of The United States for one day. In reality President Polk's term was extended for one day, and David...[Read More] Greenlawn Cemetery, Plattsburg, Clinton County, Missouri, USA
Lawrence, Henry Franklin b. January 31, 1868 d. January 12, 1950 US Congressman. The family moved to Missouri shortly after his birth. A banker by trade, he served as a clerk of Daviess County from 1907 to 1911 and was the mayor of Cameron, Clinton County from 1914 through 1918. He was elected on the Republican ticket in 1920, serving in US House of Representatives from March 4, 1921 through March 3, 1923 and as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1924. He was later employed with the Missouri finance department. (Bio by: Thom Painter) Graceland Cemetery, Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri, USA Plot: Block 3, Lot 56, Space 5.