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  Wadsworth, Sr., James W.
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NameJames W. Wadsworth, Sr.
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Geneseo, New York , United States
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Born October 12, 1846
DiedDecember 24, 1926 (80 years)
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InfoWADSWORTH, James Wolcott, (father of James Wolcott Wadsworth, Jr.), a Representative from New York; born in Philadelphia, Pa., October 12, 1846; attended Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, Conn.; served in the Civil War as captain on the staff of Gen. G.K. Warren and was made brevet major; after the war settled in Geneseo, N.Y., and engaged in agricultural pursuits; supervisor of Geneseo 1873-1876; member of the State assembly in 1878 and 1879; State comptroller in 1880 and 1881; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Eldridge G. Lapham; reelected to the Forty-eighth Congress and served from November 8, 1881, to March 3, 1885; elected to the Fifty-second and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1907); chairman, Committee on Agriculture (Fifty-fourth through Fifty-ninth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress; elected president of the board of managers for the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers; engaged in agricultural pursuits and interested in livestock; member of the New York State Constitutional Convention in 1914; president of the Genesee Valley National Bank; died in Washington, D.C., on December 24, 1926; interment in the family plot in Temple Hill Cemetery, Geneseo, N.Y.

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Son James W. Wadsworth, Jr. 1877-1952
Granddaughter Evelyn Wadsworth Symington 1903-1972
Grandson James J. Wadsworth 1905-1984
Father James S. Wadsworth 1807-1864

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