Representative James MCANDREWS

YEARS 1862-1942
OFFICE Representative
STATE Illinois
POLITICAL PARTY Democrat
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 57th (1901-1903), 58th (1903-1905), 63rd (1913-1915), 64th (1915-1917), 65th (1917-1919), 66th (1919-1921), 74th (1935-1937), 75th (1937-1939), 76th (1939-1941)

Representative James MCANDREWS Biography

McANDREWS, James, a Representative from Illinois; born in Woonsocket, Providence County, R.I., October 22, 1862; attended the common schools; moved to Chicago, Ill., and engaged in business; served as building commissioner of Chicago; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1905); elected to the Sixty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1921); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; resumed his business activities; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; elected to the Seventy-fourth, Seventy-fifth, and Seventy-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1941); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; died in Chicago, Ill., August 31, 1942; interment in Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Ill. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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