HUSTED, James William, (1870 - 1925)

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

HUSTED, James William, a Representative from New York; born in Peekskill, Westchester County, N.Y., March 16, 1870; attended private schools, the Peekskill Military Academy, and Cutler’s School, New York City; was graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., in 1888, from Yale University in 1892, and from the New York Law School in 1894; was admitted to the bar in 1894 and commenced practice in Peekskill, N.Y.; member of the State assembly 1895-1897; moved to White Plains in 1897 and continued the practice of law; returned to Peekskill in 1902 and again practiced law; president of the village of Peekskill in 1903 and 1904; member and treasurer of the board of park commissioners from 1909 to 1920; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1923); was not a candidate for renomination in 1922; resumed the practice of law in Peekskill; also engaged in banking and served as president of the Peekskill Bank; died in New York City January 2, 1925; remains were cremated; interment of ashes in Hillside Cemetery, Peekskill, N.Y.