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James Vandaveer HEIDINGER

(1882-1945)

HEIDINGER, James Vandaveer, a Representative from Illinois; born on a farm near Mount Erie, Wayne County, Ill., July 17, 1882; attended the rural schools, Northern Illinois Normal School, De Kalb, Ill., and Valparaiso (Ind.) University; taught in the rural schools of Wayne County, Ill.; was graduated from Northern Illinois College of Law, Dixon, Ill., in 1908; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Fairfield, Ill.; county judge of Wayne County, Ill., 1914-1926; assistant attorney general of Illinois 1927-1933; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1928; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Seventy-second and Seventy-fourth Congresses; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh, Seventy-eighth, and Seventy-ninth Congresses and served from January 3, 1941, until his death in Phoenix, Ariz., on March 22, 1945; interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Fairfield, Ill.

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

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