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James Thomas BEGG

(1877-1963)

BEGG, James Thomas, a Representative from Ohio; born on a farm near Lima, Allen County, Ohio, February 16, 1877; attended the public and high schools of Columbus Grove, and Lima (Ohio) College; was graduated from the Wooster (Ohio) University in 1903; taught school; superintendent of public schools at Columbus Grove 1905-1910, at Ironton, Ohio, 1910-1913, and at Sandusky, Ohio, 1913-1917; employed as a campaign director and lectured throughout the United States for the American City Bureau of New York in chamber-of-commerce work 1917-1919; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1929); was not a candidate for renomination in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress; engaged in the banking business; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; business consultant and dairy farmer; moved to Oklahoma City, Okla., in 1959, where he resided until his death March 26, 1963; interment in Garfield-Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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