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James Murray HOOKER

(1873-1940)

HOOKER, James Murray, a Representative from Virginia; born in Buffalo Ridge, Patrick County, Va., October 29, 1873; attended the public schools; was graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., and from the law department of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., in 1896; was admitted to the bar in 1896 and commenced practice in Stuart, Va.; Commonwealth attorney for Patrick County; delegate to the Virginia constitutional convention in 1901 and 1902; member of the board of visitors to the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington 1901-1906; member of the Virginia Fisheries Commission 1908-1914; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Rorer A. James; reelected to the Sixty-eighth Congress and served from November 8, 1921, to March 3, 1925; was not a candidate for renomination in 1924; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1924; chairman of the Democratic State committee in 1925; resumed the practice of his profession at Stuart, Patrick County, Va., where he died August 6, 1940; interment in Stuart Cemetery.

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

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