James E. Nathanson

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James E. "Jim" Nathanson is a politician in Washington, D.C. He was elected to represent Ward 3 on the Council of the District of Columbia in 1987 and served until 1995.[1]

Nathanson was a teacher at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in February 1986 when he announced his run for the Ward 3 council seat of Polly Shackleton, who was not running for reelection.[2] He won the 1986 election and was reelected in 1990, but was defeated in the 1994 Democratic primary by Kathleen Patterson.[1]


  1. ^ a b District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics. "Historic Elected Officials in DC: Ward 3 Member of the Council of the District of Columbia". Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  2. ^ Evans, Sandra (1986-02-12). "Ellington Teacher Seeking Ward 3 Seat on D.C. Council". The Washington Post. p. C9. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
Council of the District of Columbia
Preceded by
Polly Shackleton
Ward 3 Member, Council of the District of Columbia
Succeeded by
Kathleen Patterson