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AUCHINCLOSS, James Coats

AUCHINCLOSS, James Coats
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1885–1976

Biography

AUCHINCLOSS, James Coats, a Representative from New Jersey; born in New York City, January 19, 1885; attended Cutler School, New York City, and Groton School, Groton, Mass.; was graduated from Yale University in 1908; engaged in financial and stock brokerage business in New York City 1908-1940; a governor of the New York Stock Exchange, 1921-1938; served in the Seventh Regiment, New York National Guard, 1909-1913; during the First World War served as captain, Military Intelligence; deputy police commissioner of New York City; founder, treasurer, president, and chairman of the board of the New York Better Business Bureau; member of the borough council, Rumson, N.J., 1930-1937; mayor of Rumson, N.J., 1938-1943; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1965); was not a candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress; died in Alexandria, Va., October 2, 1976; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.

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

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External Research Collections

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: June 4, 1947. 1 letter. Official correspondence. Finding aid in repository.
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Related Media

Patronage in the House

Memories of New Jersey Representatives William Sutphin and James C. Auchincloss, and of the role patronage played in the Page program.

Myles Garrigan, Page, U.S. House of Representatives
Interview recorded May 25, 2012 Deed of Gift
Transcript (PDF)