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Frederick James SISSON

(1879-1949)

SISSON, Frederick James, a Representative from New York; born in Wells Bridge, Otsego County, N.Y., March 31, 1879; attended the public schools at Unadilla, N.Y.; was graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y., in 1904; principal of Vernon (N.Y.) High School 1904-1910; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1911 and commenced practice in Utica, N.Y.; sheriff’s attorney in 1913 and corporation counsel for the city of Utica in 1914; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress and in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress; member of the Whitesboro (N.Y.) Board of Education 1925-1933, serving as president 1926-1930; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1937); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress; continued the practice of law in Utica, N.Y., and Washington, D.C., until his retirement in 1945; died in Washington, D.C., October 20, 1949; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Whitesboro, N.Y.

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

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