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James WOLFENDEN

(1889-1949)

WOLFENDEN, James, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Cardington, Delaware County, Pa., on July 25, 1889; attended the public schools, the Friends’ Central School, and Penn Charter Academy, Philadelphia, Pa.; engaged in the manufacture of cotton and woolen goods, Cardington, Pa.; elected as a Republican to the Seventieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas S. Butler; reelected to the Seventy-first and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from November 6, 1928, to January 3, 1947; was not a candidate for renomination in 1946; died in Philadelphia, Pa., April 8, 1949; interment in Friends Cemetery, Upper Darby, Pa.

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

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