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Charles McGAVIN

(1874-1940)

McGAVIN, Charles, a Representative from Illinois; born in Riverton, Sangamon County, Ill., January 10, 1874; attended the common schools in Springfield and the high school in Mount Olive, Ill.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1897 and practiced two years in Springfield; moved to Chicago in 1899 and resumed the practice of law; assistant city attorney of Chicago in 1903 and 1904; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth and Sixtieth Congresses (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1909); was not a candidate for renomination in 1908; resumed the practice of law in Chicago; moved to Los Angeles in 1912 and practiced law until 1915, when he returned to Chicago; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1920; died in Chicago, Ill., December 17, 1940; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Berwyn, Ill.

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

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