William Francis James – Private, United States Army Member of Congress

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A Representative from Michigan. Born in Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey., May 23, 1873; moved with his parents to Hancock, Michigan, in 1876; attended the public schools; student at local college in Albion, Michigan., in 1890 and 1891; treasurer of Houghton County, Michigan, 1900-1904; engaged in real estate and insurance business; served as a private in Company F of the Thirty-fourth Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish-American War; member of the board of aldermen of Hancock 1906-1908; mayor of Hancock 1908 and 1909; member of the State senate 1910-1914; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-January 3, 1935); chairman, Committee on Military Affairs (Seventy-first Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress and for election in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress; died in Arlington, Va., November 17, 1945; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

JAMES, WILLIAM FRANK

  • PRIVATE F 34 MICHIGAN INF
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF DEATH: 11/17/1945
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 11/20/1945
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 22  SITE 15005-B
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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