The Life of Benjamin F James

US Congressman

Benjamin F. James, a Representative from Pennsylvania, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., August 1, 1885. He attended the public schools of Philadelphia and continued education extensively in graphic arts.

Benjamin moved to Radnor Township, Delaware County, Pa., in 1910. During the First World War, he enlisted in the United States Army and was assigned to the Central Officers Training School. He was honorably discharged in November 1918 as second lieutenant, United States Army Reserves.

Mr. James was former president and chairman of the board of directors of the Franklin Printing Co., Philadelphia, Pa. (founded in 1728 by Benjamin Franklin); member of the Radnor Township Board of Commissioners 1929-1936; served in the State house of representatives 1939-1947; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-first and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1959). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1958.

Benjamin James died in Bryn Mawr, Pa., January 26, 1961.

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