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James C Auchincloss

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Preceded by  William H. Sutphin
Role  American Politician
Political party  Republican
Party  Republican Party
Profession  politician
Succeeded by  James J. Howard
Name  James Auchincloss

James C. Auchincloss
Full Name  James Coats Auchincloss
Born  January 19, 1885 New York City (1885-01-19)
Died  October 2, 1976, Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Education  Yale University, Groton School, Cutler School

James Coats Auchincloss (January 19, 1885 – October 2, 1976) was an American businessman and Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 3rd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1943–1965.


Early life

Auchincloss was born in New York City, the son of Edgar Stirling Auchincloss (1847–1892) and Maria LeGrange Sloan (1847–1929). His uncles were Hugh Dudley Auchincloss (father of Hugh D. Auchincloss, Jr.) and John Winthrop Auchincloss (grandfather of Louis Auchincloss). He attended the Cutler School in New York City, and the Groton School, Groton, Massachusetts; graduated from Yale University in 1908.


From 1908 until 1940, he engaged in financial and stock brokerage business in New York City. He was a governor of the New York Stock Exchange from 1921 to 1938. He served in the Seventh Regiment, New York National Guard from 1909 to 1913; during World War I served as captain, Military Intelligence; deputy police commissioner of New York City; founder, treasurer, president, and chairman of the board of the New York Better Business Bureau.

Political career

He was a member of the Rumson, New Jersey borough council from 1930 to 1937, and served as the borough's mayor from 1938 to 1943.

He was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1965); was not a candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress. In 1951, Auchincloss founded the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C..

Personal life

In 1909, he married Lee Alexander (d. 1959). Together, they had:

  • James Douglas Auchincloss (b. 1913), who married Lily van Ameringen (1922–1996) in 1956. They divorced in 1979.
  • Gordon Auchincloss
  • After her death, he married Vera Rogers Brown.

    He died in Alexandria, Virginia, aged 91 and was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery, the Bronx, New York City.


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