Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Mann, James Robert

Mann, James Robert, a Representative from Illinois; born near Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., on October 20, 1856; attended the public schools; was graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1876 and from the Union College of Law, Chicago, Ill., in 1881; was admitted to the bar in 1881 and commenced practice at Chicago, Ill.; member of the Oakland Board of Education in Chicago in 1887; attorney for Hyde Park and the South Park commissioners of Chicago; secretary of the citizens’ association which secured the adoption of Jackson Park as the site for the World’s Fair; master in chancery of the superior court of Cook County; member of the city council of Chicago 1892-1896; proponent of the low-level sewer system for Chicago; chairman of the Illinois State Republican convention in 1894, and chairman of the Republican county conventions at Chicago in 1895 and 1902; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1897, until his death before the close of the Sixty-seventh Congress; minority floor leader from the Sixty-second to the Sixty-fifth Congress; died in Washington, D.C., on November 30, 1922; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Mann, James Robert," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1498 Original Sources, accessed April 26, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D9S41UDDLUK8WPS.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Mann, James Robert." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1498, Original Sources. 26 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D9S41UDDLUK8WPS.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Mann, James Robert' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1498. Original Sources, retrieved 26 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D9S41UDDLUK8WPS.