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James Ernest Wharton (October 4, 1899 – January 19, 1990) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

Biography

Wharton was born in Binghamton, New York. He graduated from Union College and Albany Law School. He served in the United States Army during World War I. He worked for Travelers Insurance from 1920 until 1929. He was the district attorney of Schoharie County, New York from 1932 until 1941 and was a county judge there from 1941 until 1951. He was elected to Congress in 1950 and served from January 3, 1951 until January 3, 1965. He lost a re-election bid in 1964 against Democrat Joseph Y. Resnick. He died in Summit, New York.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jay LeFevre
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 30th congressional district

1951–1953
Succeeded by
Leo W. O'Brien
Preceded by
Katharine St. George
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 29th congressional district

1953–1963
Succeeded by
Leo W. O'Brien
Preceded by
Katharine St. George
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 28th congressional district

1963–1965
Succeeded by
Joseph Y. Resnick
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