HARVEY, James (1922-2019)

HARVEY, JAMES, a Representative from Michigan; born in Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Mich., July 4, 1922; enrolled in the University of Michigan in 1940 but interrupted studies in 1942 to serve in the United States Army Air Corps for three years; LL.B., University of Michigan Law School, 1948; admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Saginaw, Mich., in 1949; assistant city attorney, 1949-1953; city councilman and member of Saginaw County board of supervisors, 1955-1957; mayor of Saginaw, 1957-1959; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 31, 1974); resigned on January 31, 1974; appointed by President Richard Nixon as a United States District Court judge for the Eastern District, Michigan, 1974-1984; United States Senior District judge, 1984-2002; died on July 20, 2019, in Naples, Fla.

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the John Warner Fitzgerald papers, 1952-1982, 12 linear feet.
Correspondents include Harvey.

  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: James Harvey, Republican Representative from Michigan. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.