Application for Congressional Commission for James W England

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Full Name

James W England

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Educational Background

I received a PhD in mathematics in 1964and taught mathematics at the University of Virginia and Swarthmore College..I served as Dean of the Faculty at Occidental College and as Provost at Swarthmore Collegae and at Temple University

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Professional Background

As a university provost I was the Chief academic Officer and had 23 Deans of the Colleges that made up the University report to me. I allocated the operating funds of the Colleges and directed the Academic programs of these Colleges. As such I needed to be able to resolve conflicts over collegiate budgets and be certain that each college had the funds needed to carry out their mission.

Past Political Activity

I was elected to the Wallingford/Swarthmore School Board as both a Democrat and Republician-in Pa one can regester in both primaries for school board which I did and I won both primaries. I regu;ar;y donate small sums of money to Democratic parts canidates(less than $1,000)

List of Political and Civic Organizations belonged to

Red Cross as a DAT captian, volunteer tax preparer with AARP in Broomfield and Vita in Adams County for the past 12 years. I have worked as a poll worker for the past four or five elections.


I voted for the creation of this Commission and believe strongly in its mission.

Statement on Working with Consensus

My background as a College and University administer required me to bring about consesus on a wide variety of academic and financial issues. As a School Board member I helped the community work through difficult issues such as closing one high school. You could contact Phil Weiser for background information on me as he was a student at Swarthmore College while I was Provost.

Relevant Analytic Skills for Commission

As a mathematician I worked on many of the important issues aplied and pure mathemdatics. I have taught the full range of courses from Calculus through Graduate courses in mathematical analysis.


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