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James Vincent BUCKLEY


BUCKLEY, James Vincent, a Representative from Illinois; born on a farm in Saginaw County, Mich., May 15, 1894; attended the public schools of Saginaw County, Mich.; moved to Chicago, Ill., at an early age and worked in the automobile industry; engaged in the real estate and building business in the Calumet region of Cook County, Ill., and Lake County, Ind.; during the Second World War was active in war-plant production service and was elected president of Local Union 714, United Automobile Workers; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1951); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress; engaged in the real estate and building business at Calumet City, Ill., from 1951 until his death; died in Hammond, Ind., July 30, 1954; interment in Calvary Cemetery, Gary, Ind.

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

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