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James Albertus Tawney

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Birth
Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
12 Jun 1919 (aged 64)
Excelsior Springs, Clay County, Missouri, USA
Burial
Winona, Winona County, Minnesota, USA GPS-Latitude: 44.0353435, Longitude: -91.6577466
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U.S. Congressman. He apprenticed with his father as a blacksmith, went on to learn the trade of machinist and moved to Winona, Minnesota in 1877. There he was employed as a machinist until 1881, attended the law department of the University of Wisconsin, was admitted to the bar in 1882 and commenced to practice law in Winona, Minnesota. Entering politics, he was a member of the Minnesota State Senate in 1890. In 1893, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third Congress and to the next eight succeeding Congresses, serving until 1911. An unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination, he was a member of the International Joint Commission, created to prevent disputes regarding the use of boundaries between the United States and Canada from 1911 until his death.
U.S. Congressman. He apprenticed with his father as a blacksmith, went on to learn the trade of machinist and moved to Winona, Minnesota in 1877. There he was employed as a machinist until 1881, attended the law department of the University of Wisconsin, was admitted to the bar in 1882 and commenced to practice law in Winona, Minnesota. Entering politics, he was a member of the Minnesota State Senate in 1890. In 1893, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third Congress and to the next eight succeeding Congresses, serving until 1911. An unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination, he was a member of the International Joint Commission, created to prevent disputes regarding the use of boundaries between the United States and Canada from 1911 until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7893305/james_albertus-tawney: accessed ), memorial page for James Albertus Tawney (3 Jan 1855–12 Jun 1919), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7893305, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona, Winona County, Minnesota, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.