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Frazier, James Beriah (1890-1978)



James Beriah Frazier Jr. was born in Chattanooga on June 23, 1890. He was educated at Baylor Preparatory School and the University of Virginia, later graduating from Chattanooga College of Law in 1914. He volunteered to serve in World War I in 1917 and discharged as a Major in 1919. In 1933 he was appointed United States attorney for the eastern district of Tennessee and served until 1948. He was elected to Congress in 1949 and served until 1963. After leaving Congress, he resumed practicing law in Chattanooga until his death in 1978.


"FRAZIER, James Beriah, Jr., (1890-1978)." Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, accessed October 1, 2015.

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James B. Frazier, Jr. papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-046
Scope and Contents This collection consist of 25 linear feet of Mr. Frazier’s personal papers while both in and out of public office, the papers range from 1890 to 1978. Mr. Frazier was an attorney, a U.S. Attorney, and a Congressman from the state of Tennessee (Democrat-1948-1962). The collection includes his personal and political correspondence, his financial records, political documents such as speech transcripts, documents, voting records, and bills. There is also additional Frazier family material,...
Dates: 1890-1978
Found in: Manuscripts