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James Mary Early O’GRADY

(1863-1928)

O’GRADY, James Mary Early, a Representative from New York; born in Rochester, N.Y., March 31, 1863; attended the public schools; was graduated from the University of Rochester, New York, in 1885; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1885 and commenced practice in Rochester, N.Y.; member of the board of education of Rochester 1887-1892, serving as president in 1891 and 1892; member of the State assembly from 1893 to 1898, serving as speaker in 1897 and 1898; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1901); was not a candidate for renomination in 1900; continued the practice of his profession in Rochester, N.Y., until his death in that city on November 3, 1928; interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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

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