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James Ernest WHARTON

(1899-1990)

WHARTON, James Ernest, a Representative from New York; born in Binghamton, Broome County, N.Y., October 4, 1899; attended the public schools of Richmondville, N.Y.; was graduated from Union University and from Albany Law School; during the First World War served with the United States Army; was admitted to the bar in 1923; employed with the Travelers Insurance Co., 1920-1929; commenced the private practice of law in 1929 at Richmondville, N.Y.; owns and operates a farm; district attorney of Schoharie County, N.Y., 1932-1941; elected surrogate, county judge, and judge of children’s court of Schoharie County 1941-1951; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1965); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress; engaged in real estate development, was a resident of Summit, N.Y., until his death there on January 19, 1990.

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

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