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James Caleb Boggs

  • Birth 15 May 1909 Cheswold, Kent County, Delaware, USA
  • Death 26 Mar 1993 Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
  • Burial Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA
  • Memorial ID 6653444

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.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 1 Aug 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6653444
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Caleb Boggs (15 May 1909–26 Mar 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6653444, citing Old Presbyterian Cemetery, Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .