Open main menu

James Seccombe (February 12, 1893 – August 23, 1970) was a United States Representative from Ohio. He was born in Mineral City, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He moved with his parents to Canton, Ohio, in 1906. He attended the public schools in Mineral City and Canton, Ohio. During the First World War, he served in the United States Army from July 17, 1917, with service overseas, until discharged April 10, 1919. He then worked in various factories as machinist and foreman from 1913 to 1932. He attended the Y.M.C.A. night school of automobile engineering in 1930 and 1931.

James Seccombe
James Seccombe crop.jpg
In Washington, D. C., May 4, 1939.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 16th district
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941
Preceded byWilliam R. Thom
Succeeded byWilliam R. Thom
Personal details
Born(1893-02-12)February 12, 1893
Mineral City, Ohio
DiedAugust 23, 1970(1970-08-23) (aged 77)
Canton, Ohio
Resting placeNorth Lawn Cemetery, Canton, Ohio
Political partyRepublican

Seccombe was member of the Canton City Council 1928-1933 and served as vice president, president, and mayor. He was a delegate to the Republican State conventions at Canton, Ohio, in 1932, 1934, and 1936. He was elected mayor of Canton in 1935 and served until his resignation in December 1938. He was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939 - January 3, 1941) but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress. He served as State tax examiner, Canton, Ohio, in 1941 and 1942. He was also director of Stark County Board of Elections, 1942–1970 and the president of the Ohio Association of Election Officials in 1959. He died in Canton, Ohio, in 1970. He was buried in North Lawn Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "James Seccombe (id: S000218)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

External linksEdit