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Clifford Cady IRELAND

(1878-1930)

IRELAND, Clifford Cady, a Representative from Illinois; born in Washburn, Woodford County, Ill., February 14, 1878; attended the common schools, Cheltenham Military Academy, Ogontz, Pa., and Knox College, Galesburg, Ill.; was graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1901 and from the Illinois College of Law at Chicago in 1908; was admitted to the bar in 1909 and commenced practice in Peoria; served as a private in the Illinois National Guard during the Spanish-American War; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth, Sixty-sixth, and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1923); chairman, Committee on Accounts (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1922; resumed the practice of law at Peoria; appointed a director of the department of trade and commerce of Illinois in 1923, serving until his resignation in 1926; died in Chicago, Ill., May 24, 1930; interment in Linn-Mount Vernon Cemetery, Washburn, Ill.

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

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