James Grove Fulton
Portrait: Congressional Portrait Collection; Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-64341
The Hon. James Grove Fulton was born in Dormont Borough, Allegheny County, Pa., March 1, 1903, the son of James H. and Emilie B. (Fetterman) Fulton; attended the public schools in South Hills and the Fine Arts Department of Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh; graduated from Penn State in 1924, Phi Beta Kappa, and from Harvard Law School, Doctor of Laws, 1927; was admitted to the bar in 1928 and commenced practice in Pittsburgh; pursued farming as well as the law; member of the Allegheny County Board of Law Examiners, 1934-1942; served in the state Senate in 1939 and 1940; solicitor for Dormont Borough, 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 to Congress; reelected to the thirteen succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1945, until his death in Washington, D.C., October 6, 1971; delegate to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Employment at Havana in 1947 and 1948, and to the fourteenth General Assembly of the United Nations in 1959; served as an adviser on space to United States Mission at United Nations, 1960-1969; died in 1971, interment in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.