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Walter Sooy JEFFRIES

(1893-1954)

JEFFRIES, Walter Sooy, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J., October 16, 1893; attended the public schools and was graduated from the Atlantic City (N.J.) Business College in 1909; was also graduated in celestial navigation from Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1943; engaged in the manufacture of paint 1910-1934; mayor of Margate City, N.J., 1931-1935; served as sheriff of Atlantic County, N.J., 1935-1938; became engaged in the hotel business at Atlantic City in 1938; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1941); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; treasurer of Atlantic County 1941-1944; died in Margate City, N.J., October 11, 1954; interment in Laurel Memorial Cemetery, Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, N.J.

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

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