T. James Tumulty

Thomas James Tumulty ( born March 2, 1913 in Jersey City, New Jersey, † 23 November 1981 ) was an American politician. Between 1955 and 1957 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Tumulty first attended Xavier High School and then the Holy Cross University. Subsequently, he studied until 1935 at Fordham University in New York City until 1938 and at Seton Hall University in South Orange. After studying law at the John Marshall Law School in Jersey City and his 1940 was admitted as a lawyer in Jersey City, he began to work in this profession. In the years 1940 and 1941, he taught himself at Seton Hall University.

During the Second World War Tumulty was in the years 1943 and 1944, a soldier in the United States Army. Then he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. From 1944 to 1952 he was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly. There he was in 1951 democratic faction leader in the year. In the meantime, he taught in the years 1949-1950 at a high school in Jersey City. From 1943 to 1954 Tumulty also belonged to the legal advisers of the city. In the years 1952 and 1953 he was secretary of the mayor of Jersey City. In July 1952 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in part, was first nominated to the Adlai Stevenson as a presidential candidate.

In the congressional elections of 1954, Tumulty was in the 14th electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Edward J. Hart on January 3, 1955. Since he has not been confirmed in 1956, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until January 3, 1957. This was marked by the events of the civil rights movement and the Cold War.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Thomas Tumulty has worked as a consultant on urban renewal in New Jersey. In the years 1958 to 1960 he was deputy mayor of his hometown of Jersey City. He then practiced as a lawyer again. From 1967 to 1972 he was judge of the New Jersey Superior Court He died on November 23, 1981 in Jersey City.