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James JOYCE

(1870-1931)

JOYCE, James, a Representative from Ohio; born in Cumberland, Guernsey County, Ohio, July 2, 1870; attended the common schools; taught school in Cumberland and Pleasant City, Ohio, and also studied law; entered the Cincinnati Law School in 1891 and was graduated in 1892; was admitted to the bar at Columbus, Ohio, on March 3, 1892; superintendent of the Senecaville (Ohio) High School 1893-1895; began the active practice of law in Cambridge, Ohio, in 1895; member of the State house of representatives 1896-1900; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1904; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first Congress (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; resumed the practice of law in Cambridge, Ohio; unsuccessful candidate for election as associate justice of the supreme court of Ohio in 1916; died in Cambridge, Ohio, March 25, 1931; interment in the mausoleum in Northwood Cemetery.

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

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