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 Benjamin Franklin James

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Benjamin Franklin James

Birth
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 26 Jan 1961 (aged 75)
Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Sunnyside
Memorial ID 14837148 View Source
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US Congressman. He moved from Philadelphia to the suburb of Radnor Township in 1910, and then enlisted in the army during World War I. Later he became president and chairman of the board of directors of the Franklin Printing Co., which was founded in 1728 by Benjamin Franklin. James served as a member of the Radnor Township Board of Commissioners (1929-1936) and then served in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives (1939-1947). He was then elected as a Republican to the Eighty-first and to the four succeeding Congresses, representing Pennsylvania's Seventh District. Congressman James served from 1949 until 1959 and was not a candidate for re-election in 1958.

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  • Added: 6 Jul 2006
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/14837148/benjamin-franklin-james : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Franklin James (1 Aug 1885–26 Jan 1961), Find a Grave Memorial ID 14837148, citing Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .