MANN, James Robert, Congress, IL (1856-1922)


MANN, James Robert, a Representative from Illinois; born near Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., on October 20, 1856; attended the public schools; was graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1876 and from the Union College of Law, Chicago, Ill., in 1881; was admitted to the bar in 1881 and commenced practice at Chicago, Ill.; member of the Oakland Board of Education in Chicago in 1887; attorney for Hyde Park and the South Park commissioners of Chicago; master in chancery of the superior court of Cook County; member of the city council of Chicago 1892-1896; chairman of the Illinois State Republican convention in 1894 and chairman of the Republican county conventions at Chicago in 1895 and 1902; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1897, until his death before the close of the Sixty-seventh Congress; chairman, Committee on Elections No. 1 (Fifty-eighth through Sixtieth Congresses), Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce (Sixty-first Congress), Committee on Woman Suffrage (Sixty-sixth Congress); minority leader (Sixty-second through Sixty-fifth Congresses); died in Washington, D.C., on November 30, 1922; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.

Ellis, L. Ethan. “James Robert Mann: Legislator Extraordinary.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 46 (Spring 1953): 28-44.

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