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James Henry CASSIDY

(1869-1926)

CASSIDY, James Henry, a Representative from Ohio; born in Cleveland, Ohio, October 28, 1869; attended the public schools; studied law at the Cleveland Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1899 and commenced practice in Cleveland, Ohio; served as clerk of the Committee on Rivers and Harbors, House of Representatives, from December 1901 until January 11, 1909, when he resigned; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Theodore E. Burton, and served from April 20, 1909, to March 3, 1911; was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; resumed the practice of his profession in Cleveland, Ohio; appointed as receiver of the Cleveland & Pittsburgh Coal Co.; moved to New York in 1915 and engaged in the brokerage business; president of an express company; died in Forest Hills Gardens, N.Y., August 23, 1926; interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Kew Gardens, Long Island, N.Y.

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

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