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William Halstead SUTPHIN

(1887-1972)

SUTPHIN, William Halstead, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Browntown, Middlesex County, N.J., August 30, 1887; attended the public schools of Matawan, N.J., and the Woods Business College, Brooklyn, N.Y.; attended the officers training camp at Plattsburg, N.Y., in 1915; mayor of Matawan, Monmouth County, N.J., 1915-1916 and 1921-1926; served on the Mexican border in 1916 with B Troop, First Squadron, New Jersey Cavalry; during the First World War served in France from December 1917 to May 1919; discharged as captain in the Air Service; factory representative for asphalt roofing 1920-1931; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1931-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; vice president of the M.J. Merkin Paint Co., in New York City; retired in 1951 and resided in Berlin, Md.; died in Salisbury, Md., October 14, 1972; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

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

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