Herbert Birchby WARBURTON, Congress, DE (1916-1983)


WARBURTON, Herbert Birchby, a Representative from Delaware; born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., September 21, 1916; attended the public schools of Wilmington, Del., and Reading, Pa.; graduated from University of Delaware, Newark, Del., in June 1938, and from Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pa., in June 1941; took reserve officers training course at University of Delaware and commissioned a second lieutenant; began active Army duty as first lieutenant of the One Hundred and Twenty-second Antiaircraft Battalion in September 1941; graduated from Command and General Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kans., in September 1945 and became battalion commander in October 1945; was relieved from active duty as a major in December 1945; was admitted to the Delaware bar in absentia in April 1942 and began the practice of law in Wilmington, Del., in January 1946; city solicitor 1949-1952; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third Congress (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1955); was not a candidate for renomination in 1954 but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; appointed special assistant to Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell March 2, 1955, and served until November 7, 1957; general counsel, Post Office Department, from November 7, 1957, to January 20, 1961; minority counsel to the House Government Operations subcommittee, serving from March 1961 to September 1964; executive director, American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association and the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics; was a resident of Frankford, Del., until his death July 30, 1983 in Lewes, Del.; cremated and family retained ashes.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present