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Michael James HART

(1877-1951)

HART, Michael James, a Representative from Michigan; born in Waterloo, Quebec Province, Canada, July 16, 1877; immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1880 and settled in James Township, Saginaw County, Mich.; attended the district schools of Jamestown and Saginaw, Mich., and a business college; teacher in the public schools of Saginaw County, Mich., 1896-1898; engaged in agricultural pursuits and in 1920 also engaged in the packing and shipping of farm products; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress, but was later elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Bird J. Vincent; reelected to the Seventy-third Congress and served from November 3, 1931, to January 3, 1935; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress and in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress and in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1932; returned to Saginaw, Mich., and former business activities; president of a brewing company, 1935-1937; died in Saginaw, Mich., February 14, 1951; interment in St. Andrews Cemetery.

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

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