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James MANAHAN

(1866-1932)

MANAHAN, James, a Representative from Minnesota; born near Chatfield, Fillmore County, Minn., on March 12, 1866; attended the country schools, and was graduated from Winona (Minn.) Normal School in 1886; taught school for two years at Graceville, Minn.; attended the law department of the University of Wisconsin at Madison and was graduated from the law department of the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis in 1889; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in St. Paul, Minn.; moved to Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebr., in 1895 and continued the practice of his profession; moved to Minneapolis, Minn., in 1905 and practiced law until 1912; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); was not a candidate for renomination in 1914; resumed the practice of law; died in St. Paul, Minn., January 8, 1932; interment in Calvary Cemetery.

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

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