Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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McCleary, James Thompson

McCleary, James Thompson, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada, February 5, 1853; was educated at Ingersoll High School and McGill University, Montreal, Canada; engaged as superintendent of the Pierce County (Wis.) schools until 1881 when he resigned; moved to Minnesota and became State institute conductor of Minnesota and professor of civil government and history in the normal school in Mankato, Minn.; continued in this position until June 1892, when he became a candidate for Congress; president of the Minnesota Educational Association in 1891; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1907); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress; appointed Second Assistant Postmaster General during Theodore Roosevelt’s administration and served from March 29, 1907, until his resignation on September 15, 1908; secretary of the American Iron and Steel Institute in New York City 1911-1920; moved to Maiden Rock, Pierce County, Wis., and engaged in farming; thence to Mill Valley, Calif., and engaged in literary pursuits; returned to Maiden Rock, Wis., in 1924; died in La Crosse, Wis., December 17, 1924; interment in Lakewood Cemetery, Maiden Rock, Wis.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "McCleary, James Thompson," 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.1521 Original Sources, accessed June 25, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4WTJTKK5NLGD41K.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "McCleary, James Thompson." 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.1521, Original Sources. 25 Jun. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4WTJTKK5NLGD41K.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'McCleary, James Thompson' 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.1521. Original Sources, retrieved 25 June 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4WTJTKK5NLGD41K.