|Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright|
|Member of the United States House of Representatives|
March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1931
|Preceded by||James W. Husted|
|Succeeded by||Charles D. Millard|
|Born||December 10, 1864|
New York City
|Died||June 3, 1945 (aged 80)|
Rye, New York
|Alma mater||Columbia College |
Columbia Law School
Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright (December 10, 1864 – June 3, 1945) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. He was the United States Assistant Secretary of War from 1921 to 1923.
Life[edit | edit source]
Born in New York City, Wainwright graduated from Columbia College; from Columbia School of Political Science in 1884, and from Columbia Law School in 1886. He was admitted to the bar the same year and practiced in New York City and in Westchester County. He served in the Twelfth Infantry of the New York National Guard (1889–1903), and in the Spanish-American War as captain of the Twelfth Regiment of New York Volunteers.
Wainwright was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906 (all five Westchester Co., 2nd D.), 1907 and 1908 (both Westchester Co., 4th D.). He was a member of the New York State Senate (24th D.) from 1909 to 1912, sitting in the 132nd, 133rd, 134th and 135th New York State Legislatures.
He was appointed as a member of the first New York State Workmen's Compensation Commission in 1914 and served until 1915. He served as lieutenant colonel, inspector general's department, New York National Guard, on the Mexican border in 1916. During the First World War, Wainwright served as a lieutenant colonel in the Twenty-seventh Division from 1917 to 1919.
Wainwright was elected as a Republican to the 68th, 69th, 70th and 71st United States Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1923, to March 3, 1931. He resumed the practice of law and served as a member of the Westchester County Park Commission from 1930 to 1937.
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Alford W. Cooley
|New York State Assembly
Westchester County, 2nd District
Holland S. Duell
|New York State Assembly
Westchester County, 4th District
George W. Mead
John C. R. Taylor
|New York State Senate
John F. Healy
|United States House of Representatives|
James W. Husted
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 25th congressional district
Charles D. Millard
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