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James Hugh WARD

(1853-1916)

WARD, James Hugh, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., November 30, 1853; attended the public schools of Chicago and was graduated from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, in 1873; attended the Union College of Law in Chicago, and was graduated in 1876; was admitted to the bar in July 1876, and practiced; was elected supervisor of the town of West Chicago in 1879; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); did not seek renomination in 1886; resumed the practice of his profession in Chicago, Cook County, Ill. where he died on August 15, 1916; interment in Calvary Cemetery.

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

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