Walter S. Jeffries

Walter Sooy Jeffries ( born October 16, 1893 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, † October 11, 1954 in Margate City, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1939 and 1941 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Walter Jeffries attended the public schools of his home and thereafter until 1909, the Atlantic City Business College. Between 1910 and 1934 he worked as a paint manufacturer. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. Between 1931 and 1935 he served as mayor of Margate City. After that, he was from 1935 to 1938 in the Atlantic County Sheriff. Since 1938 he worked in Atlantic City in the hotel industry.

In the congressional elections of 1938, Jeffries was in the second electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Elmer H. Wene on January 3, 1939. Since he lost in 1940 against Wene, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until January 3, 1941. At this time there more New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were adopted. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Jeffries was between 1941 and 1944 eunuchs in Atlantic County. He died on October 11, 1954 in Margate.