James M. Tunnell, U.S. Senator

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James Miller Tunnell

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Birthplace: Clarksville, Sussex County, Delaware, United States
Death: November 14, 1957 (78)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Maull Tunnell and Rhoda E. Tunnell
Husband of Sarah Ethel Tunnell

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About James M. Tunnell, U.S. Senator

James Miller Tunnell, a Senator from Delaware; born in Clarksville, Sussex County, Del., August 2, 1879; attended the public schools; graduated from Franklin College (now combined with Muskingum College at New Concord, Ohio) in 1900; taught in the public schools, advancing to principal of schools at Frankford, Selbyville, and Ocean View, Del., 1903-1907; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1907 and commenced practice in Georgetown, Del.; president of the board of education of Georgetown, Del., 1919-1932; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1924; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1940 and served from January 3, 1941, to January 3, 1947; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946; chairman, Committee on Pensions (Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses); banker; owned and operated a number of farms in Sussex County, Del.; died in Philadelphia, Pa., November 14, 1957; interment in Blackwater Church Cemetery, near Clarksville, Del.

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James M. Tunnell, U.S. Senator's Timeline

1879
August 2, 1879
Clarksville, Sussex County, Delaware, United States
1957
November 14, 1957
Age 78
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States