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James Francis O’CONNOR

(1878-1945)

O’CONNOR, James Francis, a Representative from Montana; born on a farm near California Junction, Iowa, May 7, 1878; attended the grade schools and normal school in Iowa; was graduated from the law department of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1904; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Livingston, Mont., in 1905; also engaged in stock raising, ranching, and banking; judge of the sixth judicial district of Montana in 1912; member of the State house of representatives 1917-1918 and served as speaker; special counsel for the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., in 1918; member of Park County High School Board for a number of years; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1937, until his death in Washington, D.C., on January 15, 1945; chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Seventy-eighth Congress); interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Livingston, Mont.

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

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