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Walter Sooy Jeffries (October 16, 1893, Atlantic City, New Jersey – October 11, 1954, Margate City, New Jersey) was an American Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1939-1941.

Walter Sooy Jeffries
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941
Preceded byElmer H. Wene
Succeeded byElmer H. Wene
Personal details
BornOctober 16, 1893
Atlantic City, New Jersey
DiedOctober 11, 1954(1954-10-11) (aged 60)
Margate City, New Jersey
Political partyRepublican


Jeffries was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey on October 16, 1893 and attended the local public schools. He graduated from the Atlantic City Business College in 1909 and was also graduated in celestial navigation from the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia in 1943. He engaged in the manufacture of paint from 1910-1934.

He was elected as mayor of Margate City, New Jersey from 1931–1935 and served as sheriff of Atlantic County, New Jersey from 1935-1938. He became engaged in the hotel business at Atlantic City in 1938.

Jeffries was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress, serving in office from January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941, and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress.

After his term in Congress, he was treasurer of Atlantic County from 1941-1944. Jeffries died in Margate City on October 11, 1954 and was interred in Laurel Memorial Cemetery in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Walter S. Jeffries (id: J000075)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Walter Sooy Jeffries at The Political Graveyard
  • Walter Sooy Jeffries at Find a Grave

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Elmer H. Wene
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 2nd congressional district

January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941
Succeeded by
Elmer H. Wene