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James Gideon MONAHAN

(1855-1923)

MONAHAN, James Gideon, a Representative from Wisconsin; born at Willow Springs, near Darlington, Lafayette County, Wis., January 12, 1855; attended the common schools and was graduated from the Darlington High School in 1875; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1878 and commenced practice in Mineral Point, Wis.; returned to Darlington in 1880; district attorney of Lafayette County 1880-1884; editor and owner of the Darlington Republican Journal 1883-1919; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1888; collector of internal revenue for the second Wisconsin district 1900-1908; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1921); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; died in Dubuque, Iowa, December 5, 1923; interment in Union Grove Cemetery, Darlington, Wis.

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

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