James Coats AUCHINCLOSS, Congress, NJ (1885-1976)


AUCHINCLOSS, James Coats, a Representative from New Jersey; born in New York City, January 19, 1885; attended Cutler School, New York City, and Groton School, Groton, Mass.; was graduated from Yale University in 1908; engaged in financial and stock brokerage business in New York City 1908-1940; a governor of the New York Stock Exchange, 1921-1938; served in the Seventh Regiment, New York National Guard, 1909-1913; during the First World War 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; member of the borough council, Rumson, N.J., 1930-1937; mayor of Rumson, N.J., 1938-1943; 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; died in Alexandria, Va., October 2, 1976; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.

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