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James Campbell McLAUGHLIN


McLAUGHLIN, James Campbell, a Representative from Michigan; born in Beardstown, Cass County, Ill., January 26, 1858; moved to Muskegon, Mich., in 1864; attended the public schools of Muskegon; was graduated from the literary department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1879 and from its law department in 1883; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice at Muskegon, Mich., in 1883; prosecuting attorney of Muskegon County 1887-1901; in 1901 was appointed by the Governor of Michigan as a member of the board of State tax commissioners and State board of assessors and served until 1906; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth and to the twelve succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1907, until his death; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; died in Marion, Va., November 29, 1932, while en route to Washington, D.C.; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Muskegon, Mich.

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

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