James I. Blakslee Edit Profile
Educated Cheltenham Military Academy, Ogontz, Pennsylvania. Hill School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania.
Various railroad positions. Owner electrical light and power plant, Lehighton, Pennsylvania. Chairman Carbon Company (Pennsylvania) Democratic Committee 10 years.
Member Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1907-1909. Democratic nominee secretary internal affairs, Pennsylvania, 1910. Secretary Democratic State Executive Committee, Pennsylvania, 1911-1913.
Delegate (and secretary Pennsylvania delegation) Democratic National Convention, Baltimore, 1912. Appointed 4th assistant postmaster-general March 17, 1913. Delegate at large Democratic National Convention, San Francisco, California, 1920.
Second lieutenant Company E. 8th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Spanish-American War.
Member Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1907-1909. Member S.R., Spanish War Veterans, Episcopalian. Mason (32 degree), Elk.
Clubs: Art (Philadelphia), Army and Navy (Washington, District of Columbia), Rotary (Lehighton, Pennsylvania).
Married Henrietta Bunting, of Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania, December 17, 1901.