HALEY, James Andrew

HALEY, James Andrew
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1899–1981

Biography

HALEY, James Andrew, a Representative from Florida; born in Jacksonville, Calhoun County, Ala., January 4, 1899; attended the public schools and the University of Alabama; during the First World War enlisted in Troop A, Second Cavalry, in April 1917 and served overseas; accountant, Sarasota, Fla., 1920-1933; general manager of John Ringling estate 1933-1943; first vice president of Ringling Circus 1943-1945 and president and director of Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus, Sarasota, Fla., 1946-1948; engaged in newspaper publishing and later in general printing business; chairman of the Democratic executive committee of Sarasota County 1935-1952; member of the Florida state house of representatives, 1949-1952; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions, 1952-1960; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1977); chairman, Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs (Ninety-third and Ninety-fourth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fifth Congress in 1976; died on August 6, 1981, in Sarasota, Fla.; interment in Boca Raton Cemetery, Boca Raton, Fla.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Florida Southern College
Roux Library

Lakeland, FL
Papers: 1952-1977, 350 cubic feet. Congressional, business, and personal correspondence and papers, photographs, sound recordings, and memorabilia. Finding aid in repository. Restricted.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: James A. Haley, Democratic Representative from Florida. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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