James F. Lind was born in York, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Penn State Extension School as an accountant. He served in the United States Army from 1917 to 1920, 1941 to 1946, and in 1953. He also served in the United States Army Reserve from 1934 to 1941, and the Pennsylvania National Guard from 1934 to 1941. He served on the Veterans’ Administration of York County, Pennsylvania, from 1946 to 1947, and as chief clerk to the York County Board of Commissioners in 1948.
Lind was elected as a Democrat to the 81st Congress in 1948, defeating incumbent Republican Congressman Chester H. Gross, and was re-elected to the 82nd Congress in 1950. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1952, defeated by Republican S. Walter Stauffer. After his time in Congress, he served as controller of York County. He died on April 11, 1975, in York and is interred in Arlington National Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "James F. Lind (id: L000318)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The Political Graveyard
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