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John Arthur MAGUIRE


MAGUIRE, John Arthur, a Representative from Nebraska; born near Elizabeth, Jo Daviess County, Ill., November 29, 1870; moved to Dakota Territory in 1882 with his parents, who settled near Plankinton, Aurora County (now in South Dakota); attended the district school, and was graduated from the Plankinton High School in 1889; taught in the district and city schools; attended the Agricultural College of South Dakota at Brookings 1890-1893; was graduated from the Iowa State College of Agriculture at Ames in 1893 and from the law department of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1899; deputy treasurer of Lancaster County 1899-1901; was admitted to the bar in 1899 and commenced practice in Lincoln, Nebr., in 1902; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at St. Louis in 1904; secretary to the Democratic State committee in 1905; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first, Sixty-second, and Sixty-third Congresses (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914; resumed the practice of law in Lincoln, Nebr.; appointed a municipal judge on January 1, 1938, to fill an unexpired term; died in Lincoln, Nebr., on July 1, 1939; interment in Calvary Cemetery.

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