James Perry CONNER, Congress, IA (1851-1924)


CONNER, James Perry, a Representative from Iowa; born in Delaware County, Ind., January 27, 1851; attended the Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa, and was graduated from the law department of the University of Iowa at Iowa City in 1873; was admitted to the bar and practiced; district attorney of the thirteenth judicial district of Iowa 1880-1884; circuit judge of the thirteenth judicial district in 1884; district judge of the sixteenth judicial district in 1886; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1892; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jonathan P. Dolliver; reelected to the Fifty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from December 4, 1900, to March 3, 1909; unsuccessful candidate in 1908 for reelection to the Sixty-first Congress; resumed the practice of law in Denison, Crawford County, Iowa, where he died March 19, 1924; interment in Oakland Cemetery.

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