James McANDREWS, Congress, IL (1862-1942)


McANDREWS, James, a Representative from Illinois; born in Woonsocket, Providence County, R.I., October 22, 1862; attended the common schools; moved to Chicago, Ill., and engaged in business; served as building commissioner of Chicago; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1905); elected to the Sixty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1921); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; resumed his business activities; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; elected to the Seventy-fourth, Seventy-fifth, and Seventy-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1941); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; died in Chicago, Ill., August 31, 1942; interment in Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Ill.

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