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James Thomas IGOE

(1883-1971)

IGOE, James Thomas, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., October 23, 1883; attended the Holden School, Bryant and Stratton College, and St. Ignatius College, all in Chicago, Ill.; became engaged in the printing and publishing business in Chicago, Ill., in 1907; served as city clerk of Chicago 1917-1923; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1920, 1928, and 1936; elected as a Democrat to the Seventieth and to the two succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; president of a building corporation in 1931; chairman of Illinois delegation to Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco in 1939 and 1940; entered the real estate business in 1942; director and later chairman of executive committee of Mercantile National Bank of Chicago 1955-1961; died in Evanston, Ill., December 2, 1971; interment in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, Ill.

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

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