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James H. Fay, Congressman from New York

James Herbert Fay (April 29, 1899 – September 10, 1948) was an American lawyer and Democratic politician. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

Born in New York City, Fay was awarded a Purple Heart during his service in the military in World War I, where he lost one of his legs. He graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1929.

In 1938, he was elected to Congress and served from January 3, 1939 to January 3, 1941. In 1940, Fay lost his bid for reelection to the Republican candidate, William T. Pheiffer. Fay defeated Pheiffer in 1942 by 80 votes and returned to his seat in Congress, serving from January 3, 1943 to January 3, 1945.

SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "James H. Fay (id: F000051)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • James H. Fay at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John J. O'Connor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 16th congressional district

1939–1941
Succeeded by
William T. Pheiffer
Preceded by
William T. Pheiffer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 16th congressional district

1943–1945
Succeeded by
Ellsworth B. Buck