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James Caleb BOGGS

(1909-1993)
Senate Years of Service:
1961-1973
Party:
Republican

BOGGS, James Caleb, a Representative and a Senator from Delaware; born in Cheswold, Kent County, Del., May 15, 1909; attended the rural schools; graduated from the University of Delaware at Newark in 1931 and from Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C., in 1937; admitted to the bar in 1938 and commenced practice in Dover, Del; served during the Second World War in the United States Army 1941-1946; deputy judge of the family court of New Castle County, Del., 1946; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth, Eighty-first, and Eighty-second Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1953); was not a candidate for renomination in 1952 to the Eighty-third Congress; Governor of Delaware from January 1953, until his resignation December 30, 1960; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1960; reelected in 1966 and served from January 3, 1961, to January 3, 1973; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1972; practiced law in Wilmington, Del.; was a resident of Wilmington, Del., until his death on March 26, 1993; interment in Old Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Dover.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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