Frederick James Sisson

Frederick James Sisson (March 31, 1879 - October 20, 1949) was a United States 
Representative from New York. Born in Wells Bridge, Otsego County, he attended
the public schools at Unadilla and was graduated from Hamilton College in 1904.
He was principal of Vernon High School from 1904 to 1910, studied law, was
admitted to the bar in 1911 and commenced practice in Utica. He was sheriff's
attorney in 1913 and corporation counsel for the city of Utica in 1914; in 1922
he was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Sixty-eighth Congress and
in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress. He was member of the Whitesboro Board of
Education from 1925 to 1933, serving as president from 1926 to 1930. Sisson was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses,
holding office from March 4, 1933 to January 3, 1937. He was an unsuccessful
candidate for reelection in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress and continued the
practice of law in Utica and Washington, D.C. until his retirement in 1945. In
1949 he died in Washington, D.C.; interment was in Mount Olivet Cemetery,
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