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Herbert B Warburton

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Preceded by  J. Caleb Boggs
Role  American Politician
Political party  Republican
Education  University of Delaware
Profession  lawyer
Party  Republican Party
Name  Herbert Warburton

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Succeeded by  Harris B. McDowell, Jr.
Born  September 21, 1916 Wilmington, Delaware (1916-09-21)
Alma mater  University of Delaware Dickinson School of Law
Died  July 30, 1983, Lewes, Delaware, United States
Residence  Wilmington, Delaware, United States, Delaware, United States, Frankford, Delaware, United States

Herbert Birchby Warburton (September 21, 1916 – July 30, 1983) was an American lawyer and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware and Frankford, in Sussex County, Delaware. He was a veteran of World War II, and a member of the Republican Party, who served as U.S. Representative from Delaware.


Early life and family

Warburton was born in Wilmington, Delaware. He attended the public schools of Wilmington, and Reading, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware in 1938, and from Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1941.

An ROTC graduate from the University of Delaware, he was commissioned a second lieutenant, and began active Army duty as first lieutenant of the One Hundred and Twenty-second Antiaircraft Battalion in September 1941. After graduation from the Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in September 1945 he served as a battalion commander until relieved from active duty as a major in December 1945.

Professional and political career

Warburton was admitted to the Delaware Bar in absentia in 1942 and began a practice following his return from the Army in 1946. He served as city solicitor for Wilmington, Delaware from 1949 until 1952. Warburton was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1952, defeating Democrat Joseph J. Scannell. He served in the Republican majority in the 83rd Congress. In 1954 he did not seek another term in the U.S. House, but unsuccessfully sought the United States Senate seat of incumbent Democrat J. Allen Frear, Jr. In all, Warburton served from January 3, 1953 until January 3, 1955, all but the first 17 days falling during the administration of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Following his congressional service, Warburton was appointed special assistant to United States Secretary of Labor, James P. Mitchell from 1955 until 1957, general counsel for the Post Office Department from 1957 until 1961, and minority counsel to the U.S. House Government Operations subcommittee, serving there from 1961 to 1964. Subsequently, he became a resident of Frankford, Delaware and was executive director of the American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association and the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics.

Death and legacy

Warburton died in Lewes, Delaware.


Elections are held the first Tuesday after November 1. U.S. Representatives take office January 3 and have a two-year term.





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