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James Wolcott Wadsworth

James Wolcott Wadsworth, American congressman. member of New York Assembly, 1878-1879; member 47th and 48th Congresses (1881-1885), and 52d to 59th Congresses (1891-1907). Second vice president board of managers National Home for Disabled Vol. Soldiers.

Background

  • Wadsworth, James Wolcott was born on October 12, 1846 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of General James Samuel and Mary (Wharton) Wadsworth.

  • Education

    • Prepared at Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, Connecticut, to enter Yale, but entered Union Army, 1864. (honorary Master of Arts, Yale, 1898). Captain aide-de-camp vols., January 24, 1865.

      Bvtd. major vols., April 1, 1865, “for gallant and meritorious services at battle of Five Forks, Virginia”. Honorary mustered out, June 26, 1865.

    Career

    • William R. Travers, of New York, September 14, 1876. Supervisor town of Geneseo, New York, 1875-1877. Member of New York Assembly, 1878-1879.

      Comptroller of New York, 1880-1881. Member 47th and 48th Congresses (1881-1885), and 52d to 59th Congresses (1891-1907). Second vice president board of managers National Home for Disabled Vol.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member of New York Assembly, 1878-1879. Member 47th and 48th Congresses (1881-1885), and 52d to 59th Congresses (1891-1907). Second vice president board of managers National Home for Disabled Vol.

    Connections

    • Married Louise, d.
    • father: General James Samuel Wadsworth
    • mother: Mary (Wharton) Wadsworth
    • spouse: Louise
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    Born October 12, 1846
    Died December 24, 1926
    (aged 80)
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