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James McKINNEY

(1852-1934)

McKINNEY, James, a Representative from Illinois; born in Oquawka, Henderson County, Ill., April 14, 1852; attended the public schools and was graduated from Monmouth (Ill.) College in 1874; president of the Aledo (Ill.) Bank 1892-1907; member of the Republican State central committee 1894-1906; delegate to the Republican State convention in 1896 and 1900; appointed by Governor Yates in 1901 a member of the State railroad and warehouse commission, but resigned in 1902; president of the Aledo Board of Education in 1902 and 1903; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Benjamin F. Marsh; reelected to the Sixtieth, Sixty-first, and Sixty-second Congresses and served from November 7, 1905, to March 3, 1913; declined renomination in 1912; president of the Illinois State Bankers’ Association in 1908 and 1909; engaged in the real estate loan business in Aledo, Ill., until his death in that city on September 29, 1934; interment in Aledo Cemetery.

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

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