Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Graham, James McMahon

Graham, James McMahon, a Representative from Illinois; born in Castleblayney, County Monaghan, Ireland, April 14, 1852; immigrated with his family to the United States and settled in Sangamon County, Ill., in 1868; attended the common schools, the University of Illinois at Urbana, and Valparaiso University, Indiana; taught school for seven years; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1885 and commenced practice in Springfield, Ill.; member of the State house of representatives in 1885 and 1886; prosecuting attorney for Sangamon County 1892-1896; member of the board of education of Springfield 1891-1894; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first, Sixty-second, and Sixty-third Congresses (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; member of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws 1916-1928; member of the board of directors of Lincoln Library 1936-1945; resumed the practice of law in Springfield, Ill., where he died on October 23, 1945; interment in Calvary Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Graham, James McMahon," 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.1228 Original Sources, accessed February 4, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=946VFZBFJPBIFMC.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Graham, James McMahon." 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.1228, Original Sources. 4 Feb. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=946VFZBFJPBIFMC.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Graham, James McMahon' 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.1228. Original Sources, retrieved 4 February 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=946VFZBFJPBIFMC.