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James Patrick Sinnott DEVEREUX

(1903-1988)

DEVEREUX, James Patrick Sinnott, a Representative from Maryland; born in Cabana, Cuba, February 20, 1903; attended the public schools of Maryland, the Army and Navy Preparatory School in Washington, D.C., the Tome School at Port Deposit, Md., LaVilla in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Loyola College, Baltimore, Md.; enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1923; commissioned a second lieutenant in 1925 and advanced through grades to brigadier general in 1948; served in Nicaragua, Cuba and China; prisoner of war from December 1941 to January 1945; retired from the service in 1948; engaged in farming near Glyndon, Md., in 1946; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1959); was not a candidate for renomination in 1958 but was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor; director of public safety for Baltimore County, December 1962 to 1966; was a resident of Ruxton, Md., until his death in Baltimore on August 5, 1988; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

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

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