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Beta Theta Pi
Politician members in Delaware

  Daniel Fooks Wolcott (1910-1973) — also known as Daniel F. Wolcott — of New Castle, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., January 29, 1910. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; candidate for Delaware state attorney general, 1946; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1948; superior court judge in Delaware, 1949; chair of New Castle County Democratic Party, 1950; chancellor of Delaware court of chancery, 1950-51; justice of Delaware state supreme court, 1951-64; chief justice of Delaware state supreme court, 1964-73. Episcopalian. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Society of Colonial Wars. Lost his right leg during World War II, while commanding a combat demolition unit. Died July 10, 1973 (age 63 years, 162 days). Interment at Immanuel Churchyard, New Castle, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Josiah Oliver Wolcott (1877-1938) and Mary Rebecca (Fooks) Wolcott; brother of Josiah Oliver Wolcott (1912-1944; First Officer with the Merchant Marine during World War II, lost at sea when his tugboat capsized); married, March 31, 1941, to Eliza Rodney; grandson of James Lister Wolcott.
  Political family: Wolcott family of Dover, Delaware.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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