FULTON, James Grove

FULTON, James Grove
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1903–1971

Biography

FULTON, James Grove, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Dormont Borough, Allegheny County, Pa., March 1, 1903; attended the public schools in South Hills and the Fine Arts Department of Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, Pa.; was graduated from Pennsylvania State College at State College in 1924 and from Harvard Law School, Doctor of Laws, 1927; was admitted to the bar in 1928 and commenced practice in Pittsburgh, Pa.; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the Allegheny County Board of Law Examiners 1934-1942; served in the State senate in 1939 and 1940; solicitor for Dormont Borough in 1942; publisher of the Mount Lebanon (Pa.) News and several other newspapers; enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve in 1942 and served in the South Pacific as a lieutenant until discharged in 1945; in 1944 while still in the service was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-ninth Congress; reelected to the thirteen succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1945, until his death in Washington, D.C., October 6, 1971; delegated to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Employment at Havana in 1947 and 1948, and to the fourteenth General Assembly of United Nations in 1959; served as adviser on space to United States Mission at United Nations, 1960-1969; interment in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.

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

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External Research Collections

University of Pittsburgh Libraries
Archives of Industrial Society

Pittsburgh, PA
Papers: 1945-1971, 110 linear feet. The collection of James Grove Fulton includes roll call vote notebooks, bill notebooks, speech notebooks, news releases, Foreign Affairs Committee hearings, Science and Astronautic Committee hearings and documents, law school notes, and constituent public opinion questionnaires
Photographs: In the Mayor Joseph M. Barr photograph collection, 1956-1969, 154 items. Persons represented include Congressman Jim Fulton.
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