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James Richard BUCKLEY

(1870-1945)

BUCKLEY, James Richard, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., November 18, 1870; attended the public and parochial schools and Christian Brothers’ Commercial Academy; engaged in mercantile pursuits; permit clerk of the department of public works 1893-1897; deputy city gas inspector 1897-1910; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for clerk of the supreme court of Cook County, Ill., in 1908; member of the Chicago Board of Aldermen 1910-1912; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1908, 1912 and 1916; chief deputy criminal court clerk 1912-1918; manager of the State personal property tax collection department 1918-1923; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1925); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; vice president of the Universal Granite Quarries; was serving as chief drain inspector at the time of his death in Chicago, Ill., on June 22, 1945; interment in Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Ill.

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

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