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James SECCOMBE

(1893-1970)

SECCOMBE, James, a Representative from Ohio; born in Mineral City, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, February 12, 1893; moved with his parents to Canton, Ohio, in 1906; attended the public schools in Mineral City and Canton, Ohio; during the First World War served in the United States Army from July 17, 1917, with service overseas, until discharged April 10, 1919; worked in various factories as machinist and foreman from 1913 to 1932; attended the Y.M.C.A. night school of automobile engineering in 1930 and 1931; member of the Canton City Council 1928-1933, serving as vice president, president, and mayor; delegate to the Republican State conventions at Canton, Ohio, in 1932, 1934, and 1936; elected mayor of Canton in 1935 and served until his resignation in December 1938; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1941); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; served as State tax examiner, Canton, Ohio, in 1941 and 1942; director of Stark County Board of Elections, 1942-1970; president of the Ohio Association of Election Officials in 1959; died in Canton, Ohio, August 23, 1970; interment in North Lawn Cemetery.

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

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