Mr. Reed said Gov. Clauson’s death “is terrible news for the whole State of Maine. He was a much beloved man and this is a great loss to the entire state.”
Gov. Clauson was the first Maine governor to die in office for almost forty years.
Dr. Joseph R. Crawford said the cause of death was undetermined but “in all likelihood it was heart or a cerebral hemorrhage.”
The governor was dead when Dr. Crawford arrived at Blain Hose, the executive mansion, at 2:35 a.m.
The only member of the family present was Mrs. Clauson, the former Ellen Kelleher, of Waterville.
The governor also leaves a son, Cornelius K., of Waterville, and a daughter, Mrs. William Shasse, of Brunswick.
Gov. Clauson came to Maine as a young chiropractor. He settled in Waterville where he served as city treasurer in 1930 and mayor in 1956 and 1957.
In recent years he had been in the oil distribution business there. Active in Democratic Party affairs for more than thirty years, he was United States Collector of internal revenue for Maine from 1943 to 1953.
A World War I veteran, he was a member of the American Legion. He also was a Mason and a Shriner.
At one time he was president of the Maine Association of Chiropractors.
He was elected governor in 1958, succeeding Democratic Edmund S. Muskie, nor Maine’s junior United States Senator.
Gov. Clauson did not have the backing of his predecessor or other top leaders of their party in the 1958 primaries, but he defeated their candidate, Maynard S. Doloff, and went on to a victory over Republican ex-Governor Horace Hildreth.
That was the last of Maine’s traditional early September elections. In 1960, Maine will vote in November with the rest of the Nation.
Gov. Clauson was the first governor elected to a four-year term. Previous governors served two-year terms. – From the Evening Star (Washington D.C.), December 30, 1959.
1960 (Mar): Journal of the CaCA (15) includes:
obit for (p. 15):
Dr. J.E. CRAPO
Private services for Dr. J. Edwin Crapo, a San Francisco chiropractor who became the nation’s first Mr. America in 1915, were held in Lower Lake.
A native of New Bedford, Mass., he died Jan. 12 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was 77.
Dr. Crapo was a former vice-president of the California Chiropractic College. Before World War I he appeared in vaudeville and posed for James Montgomery Flagg, Charles Dana Gibson and other noted artists. He was also a model for Liberty Loan posters.
1960 (Apr): ICA International Review [14(10)] includes:
“Obituaries” (p. 37) includes:
James T. Gibson, Jr., 56, widely known Birmingham attorney who helped Alabama chiropractors win their 36-year-old legislative battle for legal recognition died recently after a three months illness.
Past President of the Birmingham Bar Association, he had
practiced law the Alabama
in Birmingham for 36 and American Bar
years. He also Associations.
a member of was elected
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Fulton Gibson, and his mother, Mrs. James T. Gibson, Sr., both of Birmingham; two sisters, Mrs.
Ruth Hill Montgomery and Mrs. Helen Tucker of Birmingham; three brothers, Raymond E., Cecil F. and Judge Wallace Gibson, all of Birmingham.
1960 (May 13): Leo J. Steinbach DC dies in Pittsburgh (Rehm, 1980, pp. 296-7)
1960 (Nov): ICA International Review [15(5)] includes:
“Ruth Lindquist Seubold, D.C.” obituary and photo (p. 12):
At this moment all are shocked at the sudden, unexpected death of Dr. Ruth Lindquist Seubold, chiropractor of Fort Smith, Arkansas, widow of the late Frank H. Seubold, D.C., pioneer chiropractor who died January 1, 1959.
Dr. Ruth, 51, was the mother of Ruth Ann Seubold, D.C., Frank, Tuttie, Seebie, and Hankie, all of Fort Smith. She was the daughter of the late N.A. Lindquist, D.C., sister of B.L. Lindquist, D.C., of Moline, Illinois; and Nora Lindquist, D.C., and Karl Lindquist, D.C.,
both of Fort Smith. Dr. Ruth Seubold died September 25.
Dr. Ruth had practiced
Chiropractic for thirty years, had only been out of the office when her children were born, never missed a day because of illness.
Just recently she wrote Dr. and Mrs. John Stoke: “We are most fortunate to know and live by such a true principle
Chiropractic! It’s rewarding!”
Dr. Ruth was an active member of the I.C.A. and an active associate member of the W.A.I.C.A., serving as editor of that organization’s News Bulletin. Chiropractic was her life. Her smile and enthusiasm were contagious. She will long be remembered – and missed.
1961 (May 28): New York Times includes: