James Wolcott Wadsworth Edit Profile
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.
He was a major in the Union Army during the Civil War. He was New York State Comptroller from 1880 to 1881, elected at the New York state election, 1879. He was elected to the 47th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Elbridge G. Lapham, and re-elected to the 48th, 52nd, 53rd, 54th, 55th, 56th, 57th, 58th and 59th United States Congresses, serving from December 5, 1881, to March 3, 1885, and from March 4, 1891 to March 3, 1907.
In 1906, he was defeated for re-election. In 1885, he ran again for State Comptroller but was defeated by Democrat Alfred C. Chapin. He was a delegate to the 1884 and 1904 Republican National Conventions.
He was a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1915. He was buried at the Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo, New York. The Wadsworth Hospital, Theatre and Chapel at the Sawtelle Veterans Home in Los Angeles, California, are named in his honor.
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 Volunteer Soldiers.
Married Louise, d.