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James Robert LAMAR

(1866-1923)

LAMAR, James Robert, a Representative from Missouri; born at Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Mo., March 28, 1866; attended the common schools and Licking (Mo.) Academy; taught school in Phelps and Texas Counties; was principal of Licking Academy in 1889; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Texas County in 1889 and practiced; prosecuting attorney of Texas County 1890-1894; chairman of the Democratic congressional committee of the Thirteenth District of Missouri 1894-1896; engaged in the practice of law in Houston, Texas County, Mo.; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1905); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1904 to the Fifty-ninth Congress; elected to the Sixtieth Congress (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1909); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress; resumed the practice of law in Houston, Mo.; president of the Missouri Bar Association in 1920; died in St. Louis, Mo., on August 11, 1923; interment in Houston Cemetery, Houston, Mo.

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

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