James V. Stanton

James Vincent Stanton ( born February 27, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio ) is a former American politician of the Democratic Party. From January 3, 1971 to January 3, 1977, he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 20th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


James Stanton was born in Cleveland. In 1949, he finished high school at the conclusion of the Holy Name High School. Subsequently, he served from 1950 to 1954 in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. In 1958 he graduated from the University of Dayton Bachelor of Arts degree. The Juris Doctor in 1961 he was followed at the Cleveland State University. In the same year he was admitted to the bar and practiced from now on.

From 1959 to 1970, Stanton member of the City Council of Cleveland. The panel he sat from 1964 to 1970 as president before. In the 1970 congressional elections Stanton was selected as representative of the 20th district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was the successor to Michael A. Feighan. In 1976, he no longer kandiderte for the House of Representatives but with the internal party primaries for a seat in the Federal Senate. There, however, he lost to Howard Metzenbaum, he successfully supported in his candidacy. After the end of his political career, he was from 1977 to 1981 as an attorney in Washington, DC active. In 1981, he became vice president of Delaware North, a catering company. He held until 1988 this post.

Currently Stanton lives in Potomac.