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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1939-1940 Republican
1941-1942 Republican
1943-1944 Republican
1945-1946 Republican
 Counties   Delaware


08/01/1885 - 01/26/1961

JAMES, Benjamin Franklin, a Representative from Delaware County; born in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 1, 1885; attended, Philadelphia public schools; studied graphic arts and allied subjects; second lieutenant, Central Officers Training School, United States Army (World War I); president and chairman of the board, Franklin Printing Company; elected, commissioner, Radnor Township (1929-1937); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1939 term and reelected for 3 consecutive terms thereafter; appointed, Joint State Government Commission Sub-Committee on Municipal Authorities (1945-1946); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1946); elected, United States Congress (1949-1959); died, January 26, 1961 in Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; interred, Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

After 4 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN JAMES went on to serve in congress