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James Wheaton MOTT

(1883-1945)

MOTT, James Wheaton, a Representative from Oregon; born near New Washington, Clearfield County, Pa., November 12, 1883; moved with his parents to Salem, Oreg., in 1890; attended the public schools, the University of Oregon at Eugene, and Stanford University, Calif.; was graduated from Columbia University, New York City, in 1909; engaged as a newspaper reporter in New York City, San Francisco, Calif., and Salem, Oreg., 1909-1917; was graduated from the law department of Willamette University, Salem, Oreg., in 1917; was admitted to the bar in the same year and commenced practice in Astoria, Oreg.; during the First World War served as a seaman first class in the United States Navy; city attorney of Astoria, Oreg., 1920-1922; member of the State house of representatives 1922-1928 and 1930-1932; moved to Salem, Oreg., in 1929; corporation commissioner of Oregon 1931-1932; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-third and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1933, until his death in Bethesda, Md., on November 12, 1945; interment in Mount Crest Abbey Mausoleum, Salem, Oreg.

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

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