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James Walter KEHOE

(1870-1938)

KEHOE, James Walter, a Representative from Florida; born in Eufaula, Barbour County, Ala., April 25, 1870; attended the common schools; moved to Florida in 1883; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1889 and, being a minor, was authorized by a special act of the State legislature to commence practice in Milton, Fla.; member of the State house of representatives in 1900 but resigned before the legislature convened; member of the Democratic congressional executive committee; State’s attorney for the first judicial circuit of Florida 1900-1909; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1919); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Sixty-sixth Congress in 1918; again State’s attorney from June 1925 until March 1926, when he resigned; resumed the practice of law in Miami, Fla.; died in Coral Gables, Fla., on August 20, 1938; interment in Graceland Park Cemetery, Miami, Fla.

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

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