J. Ernest Wharton
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J. Ernest Wharton
J. Ernest Wharton, New York Congressman.

James Ernest Wharton (March 23, 1899 – January 19, 1990) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.


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.

See also


  • United States Congress. "J. Ernest Wharton (id: W000323)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-01-29
  • J. Ernest Wharton at Find a Grave

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