WILCOX, James Mark, (1890 - 1956)


Photograph, 1933-1939, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

WILCOX, James Mark, a Representative from Florida; born in Willacoochee, Atkinson County, Ga., May 21, 1890; attended the public schools and Emory College, Atlanta, Ga.; was graduated from the law department of Mercer University, Macon, Ga., in 1910; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Hazelhurst, Ga.; solicitor of Jeff Davis County, Ga., 1911-1918; moved to Brunswick, Ga., in 1919 and to West Palm Beach, Fla., in 1925, continuing the practice of law; city attorney of West Palm Beach 1928-1933; a member of the taxation committee of President Hoover’s Conference on Home Ownership in 1931; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth, and Seventy-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1939); was not a candidate for renomination in 1938, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator; resumed the practice of law in Miami, Fla.; attorney general for the Dade County Port Authority from 1945 until his death at his farm near White Springs, Fla., February 3, 1956; interment in Woodlawn Park Cemetery, Miami, Fla.