James Henry MAYS, Congress, UT (1868-1926)
MAYS James Henry , a Representative from Utah; born in Morristown, Hamblen County, Tenn., June 29, 1868; attended the district schools; moved to Kansas in 1883 with his parents, who settled in Galena, Kans.; worked in the mines and as a lumberman; attended the Kansas State Normal School; from 1893 to 1902 engaged in the life insurance business at Chicago, Ill., Dubuque, Iowa, and Salt Lake City, Utah; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1895; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Ann Arbor, Mich.; moved to Indianapolis, Ind., in 1896 and to Utah in 1902; organized several industrial organizations; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth, Sixty-fifth, and Sixty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1921); was not a candidate for reelection in 1920; retired to his stock ranch near Wendell, Idaho, and died there on April 19, 1926; interment in Elmwood Cemetery, Gooding, Idaho.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present
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