The following are Notable ancestors and family members and their relationship to me.
|David Ferdinand Durenberger||(1934-)||Second cousin, 1 time removed|
An American politician and a former Republican member of the U.S. Senate from Minnesota from 1978 - 1995. He was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota, attended St. John's University and graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1959. He served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1963.
|Eugene Joseph McCarthy||(1916-2005)||3rd Cousin, 1 time removed|
An American politician and a long-time member of the United States Congress from Minnesota. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1949 to 1959 and the U.S. Senate from 1959 to 1971. In the 1968 presidential election, McCarthy unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for president of the United States to succeed incumbent Lyndon B. Johnson on an anti-Vietnam War platform. He would unsuccessfully seek the presidency five times altogether.
|John Edward Simonett||(1924-2011)||Second cousin, 1 time removed|
Retired attorney and former associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1980-1994.