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James E. Van Zandt

AKA James Edward Van Zandt, Jr.

Born: 18-Dec-1898
Birthplace: Altoona, PA
Died: 6-Jan-1986
Location of death: Arlington, VA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Pennsylvania

Military service: US Navy (1917-19); US Naval Reserve (1919-43, 1943-59)

Personally seized one of the Puerto Rican gunmen who fired into the House chamber from the gallery on March 1, 1954.

Father: James T. Van Zandt
Mother: Kathryn Smith
Wife: Esther L. Meisenhoelder (b. 29-Mar-1907, d. 23-Mar-1992)
Son: James Edward Van Zandt III

    US Congressman, Pennsylvania 20th (1953-63)
    US Congressman, Pennsylvania 22nd (1947-53)
    US Congressman, Pennsylvania 23rd (1939-43), resigned (returned to active duty in the Pacific)
    America First Committee
    American Legion
    Fraternal Order of Eagles
    Knights of Pythias
    Patriotic Order Sons of America
    Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander (1934-36)
    Dutch Ancestry

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