US Congressman. A native of Massachusetts, he graduated from the Detroit College of Law in 1915, was admitted to the bar the same year and started a law practice in Detroit, Michigan. He enlisted April 15, 1917 and served with a machine gun company of the 28th Infantry Battalion, First Division; eleven months were spent overseas where he participated in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. After his discharge Jul 29, 1919, he resumed his law practice in Port Huron, Michigan and was also the Port Huron assistant police judge in 1921. Wolcott was the assistant prosecuting attorney of Saint Clair County from 1922 to 1926 and the prosecuting attorney until 1930 when he was elected to the United States House of Representatives. He served in Congress for thirteen terms, from March 4, 1931 until 3 January 1957; he did not seek reelection in 1956. While in office, he fought against most of Truman's Fair Deal and New Deal legislation; sponsored legislation to expand the Federal Housing Administration mortgage program; and served on the Committee of Banking and Currency and the Joint Committee on Economic Report. In 1958, he was appointed a director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and served as its chairman until January 1964.
Bio by: Beth Painter
Grace Aileen Sullivan Wolcott