James George MAGUIRE, Congress, CA (1853-1920)


MAGUIRE, James George, a Representative from California; born in Boston, Mass., February 22, 1853; moved with his parents to California in April 1854; attended the public schools of Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, Calif., and the private academy of Joseph K. Fallon in Watsonville; member of the State assembly 1875-1877; studied law; was admitted to the bar by the supreme court of California in January 1878 and commenced practice in San Francisco, Calif.; judge of the superior court of the city and county of San Francisco 1882-1888; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third, Fifty-fourth, and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1899); did not seek renomination but was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of California in 1898; resumed the practice of law in San Francisco, Calif., and died in that city June 20, 1920; interment in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present