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William James MOXLEY

(1851-1938)

MOXLEY, William James, a Representative from Illinois; born in County Cork, Ireland, May 22, 1851; as an infant immigrated with his parents to the United States and settled in Chicago, Ill.; attended the common schools; engaged in the manufacture of oleomargarine in 1881 and, later, in banking; member of the Republican State central committee; member of the executive board of the Cook County central committee; colonel on the staff of Gov. Richard Yates 1900-1904; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William Lorimer and served from November 23, 1909, to March 3, 1911; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; continued his former business activities in Chicago, Ill., until his retirement; died at his summer home on Delavan Lake, near Delavan, Wis., August 4, 1938; interment in Calvary Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.

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

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