Jesse Paine Wolcott – Second Lieutenant, United States Army Member of Congress

Courtesy of the U.S. House of Representatives:

Representative from Michigan; born in Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts, March 3, 1893; attended the common and high schools at Gardner, Massachusetts, and the Detroit (Michigan) Technical Institute; was graduated from the Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan, in 1915; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Detroit, Michigan; during the First World War served overseas as a Second Lieutenant in a machine gun company of the Twenty-sixth Infantry, First Division, 1917-1919; after the war he settled in Port Huron, Michigan, and resumed the practice of law; assistant police judge of Port Huron in 1921; assistant prosecuting attorney of St. Clair County, Michigan, 1922-1926; prosecuting attorney 1927-1930; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-second and to the twelve succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1931-January 3, 1957); chairman, Committee on Banking and Currency (Eightieth and Eighty-third Congresses), Joint Committee on Economic Report (Eighty-third Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1956; in 1958, appointed a director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation by President Eisenhower and served as chairman until January 1964; resided in Chevy Chase, Maryland, until his death, January 28, 1969; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

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