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Lawyer

John Wesley Wescott, American lawyer. Member American Bar Association, New Jersey Bar Association (president 1913-1914), American Academy Political and Social Science.; Mason.

Background

Wescott, John Wesley was born on February 20, 1849 in Waterford, New Jersey, United States. Son of John and Katherine Van Overterfer (Bozarth) Wescott.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1872, Bachelor of Laws, 1876.

Career

Admitted to New Jersey bar, 1878, Pennsylvania bar, 1890, and practiced in Camden, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Member Wescott & Weaver, Camden. Senior member Wescott, Wescott & McManus, Philadelphia Judge Camden County Court of Common Pleas, 1884-1887.

Democratic presidential elector, 1892. As president of New Jersey delegation at Democratic National Convention, Baltimore, 1912, delivered address nominating Woodrow Wilson as candidate for President of the United States, also nominated him for 2d term, at St. Louis. Attorney general of New Jersey, term 1914-1919.

Trustee New Jersey State School Fund, Woman’s College of New Jersey.

Religion

People need to grow in relationship with God, whose love constantly prompts to transform people.

Politics

Every Church statement in social or economic field should be seriously considered and demonstrate a competence in political sphere.

Views

The family is the most basic of human institutions through which people are nurtured and sustained in love, responsibility, and respect.

Membership

Member American Bar Association, New Jersey Bar Association (president 1913-1914), American Academy Political and Social Science.

Connections

Married Frances Marie Louise Leclerc Pryor, January 1, 1875.

father:
John Wescott

mother:
Katherine Van Overterfer (Bozarth) Wescott

spouse:
Frances Marie Louise Leclerc Pryor