WOLCOTT, Jesse Paine, (1893 - 1969)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

WOLCOTT, Jesse Paine, a Representative from Michigan; born in Gardner, Worcester County, Mass., March 3, 1893; attended the common and high schools at Gardner, Mass., and the Detroit (Mich.) Technical Institute; was graduated from the Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Mich., in 1915; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Detroit, Mich.; during the First World War served overseas as a second lieutenant in a machine gun company of the Twenty-sixth Infantry, First Division, 1917-1919; after the war settled in Port Huron, Mich., and resumed the practice of law; assistant police judge of Port Huron in 1921; assistant prosecuting attorney of St. Clair County, Mich., 1922-1926; prosecuting attorney 1927-1930; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-second and to the twelve succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1931-January 3, 1957); chairman, Committee on Banking and Currency (Eightieth and Eighty-third Congresses), Joint Committee on Economic Report (Eighty-third Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1956; in 1958, appointed a director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation by President Eisenhower and served as chairman until January 1964; resided in Chevy Chase, Md., until his death, January 28, 1969; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.