James F. Hastings

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James F. Hastings

James Fred Hastings (born April 10, 1926) is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

Hastings was born in Olean, New York. He served in the United States Navy from 1943 until 1946. He was manager and vice president of radio station WHDL from 1952 until 1966. He served in the New York State Assembly from 1963 until 1965 and in the New York State Senate from 1966 until 1968. He was a delegate to the 1968 Republican National Convention and the 1972 Republican National Convention. He was elected to Congress in 1968 and served from January 3, 1969, until he resigned on January 20, 1976 after being convicted of kickbacks and mail fraud. Served 14 months at Allenwood penitentiary (1976).[1] He is currently a resident of Olean, New York.

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  1. ^ "U.S. is Suing Legislator to Get $50,000 Returned," New York Times, Mar. 27, 1977
New York Assembly
Preceded by
Jeremiah Moriarty
New York State Assembly, Cattaraugus County
1963–1965
Succeeded by
District abolished
New York State Senate
Preceded by
New district
New York State Senate, 65th District
1966
Succeeded by
District abolished
Preceded by
Thomas Laverne
New York State Senate, 57th District
1967–1968
Succeeded by
Jess Present
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles E. Goodell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 38th congressional district

1969–1973
Succeeded by
Jack Kemp
Preceded by
Jack Kemp
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 39th congressional district

1973–1976
Succeeded by
Stanley N. Lundine