James L. Whitley

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James L. Whitley as a member of the New York Senate in 1922.

James Lucius Whitley (May 24, 1872 – May 17, 1959) was an American politician from New York.


Whitley was born in Rochester, New York. He graduated from the law department of Union College in 1898. He served as a sergeant in the Spanish-American War.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Monroe Co., 2nd D.) in 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909 and 1910.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (45th D.) from 1918 to 1928, sitting in the 142nd, 143rd, 144th, 145th, 146th, 147th, 148th, 149th, 150th and 151st New York State Legislatures.

He was elected as a Republican to the 71st, 72nd and 73rd United States Congresss, holding office from March 4, 1929, to January 3, 1935.

He died on May 17, 1959, in Rochester, New York. He was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery.


New York State Senate
Preceded by
George F. Argetsinger
New York State Senate
45th District

Succeeded by
Cosmo A. Cilano
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Meyer Jacobstein
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 38th congressional district

Succeeded by
James P. B. Duffy