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James Robert CLAIBORNE

(1882-1944)

CLAIBORNE, James Robert, (grandson of Nathaniel Herbert Claiborne and grandnephew of William Charles Cole), a Representative from Missouri; born in St. Louis, Mo., June 22, 1882; attended the public schools; was graduated from the law department of the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1907; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in St. Louis, Mo.; lecturer in the law school at St. Louis University for several years; unsuccessful candidate for judge of the circuit court of the eighth judicial district in 1924; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1937); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1936; engaged in the practice of law in St. Louis, Mo., until his death there, February 16, 1944; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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

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