James McLachlan

James McLachlan

Birth
Scotland
Death 21 Nov 1940 (aged 88)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 7126963 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. Immigrating to the United States with his parents in 1855, they settled in Tompkins County, New York and engaged in farming. He also taught in the public schools and was elected school commissioner of Tompkins County in 1877. He graduated from Hamilton College, in 1878, studied law, was admitted to bar, practiced law before the Supreme Court of New York in 1880 and practiced in Ithaca, New York (1881-88). Moving to California in 1888, he continued the practice of law and was district attorney of Los Angeles County (1890-92). In 1895, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress, serving until 1897, reelected to the Fifty-seventh Congress and to the next four succeeding Congresses, serving 1901-11. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, He resumed the practice of law in Los Angeles and served as a member of the National Monetary Commission (1911-12).

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 29 Jan 2003
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James McLachlan (1 Aug 1852–21 Nov 1940), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7126963, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .