James Caleb Boggs

James Caleb Boggs

Cheswold, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Death 26 Mar 1993 (aged 83)
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Burial Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 6653444 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman, Delaware Governor, U.S. Senator. He graduated from the University of Delaware, in 1937, earned a law degree from Georgetown University, was admitted to the bar in 1938 and established a law practice in Dover, Delaware. During World War II, he served as a Colonel in the 6th Armored Cavalry, 3rd U.S. Army and was decorated for his actions in Europe. After the war, he was a deputy judge of the Family Court of New Castle County and was elected as a Republican to the Eightieth, Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses, serving (1947-53). After his term, he was elected Governor of Delaware in 1953 and served until his resignation in 1960. He then was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, serving (1960-73). An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he resumed the practice of law until his death at age 83.

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