James M. Slattery

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James M. Slattery

James Michael Slattery (* 29. July 1878 in Chicago , Illinois ; †  28. August 1948 in Lake Geneva , Wisconsin ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party , of the State of Illinois in the US Senate represented.

James Slattery first attended several denominational schools in Chicago and later the local St. Ignatius College , today's Loyola University . He was employed as a secretary at the Chicago City Building Department from 1905 and graduated from the Illinois College of Law in his hometown in 1908 , after which he was admitted to the bar in the same year and opened a law firm in Chicago. From 1909 to 1912 he was a faculty member at the Illinois College of Law , which later became the Law School of DePaul University . He then moved to Webster College of Law as a secretary , where he remained until 1914.

In addition to his legal career, he continued to work in public offices. Between 1910 and 1912, he was Superintendent of Public Service overseeing the public service in Cook County . From 1933 to 1934 he served as legal advisor to the regulatory agency for Lincoln Park , Chicago's largest public park. He carried out the same activity from 1934 to 1936 for the entire park district of the city. He then chaired the Illinois Trade Committee until 1939.

After the death of US Senator J. Hamilton Lewis on April 9, 1939, Slattery was appointed by Governor Henry Horner as his successor. He took his mandate in Congress from April 14, 1939 to November 21, 1940 and also ran in the official by-election, but was narrowly defeated by the Republican Charles W. Brooks , who achieved a lead of just over 20,000 votes, which corresponded to about 0.5 percentage points. Slattery returned to Chicago, where he again worked as a lawyer. He died in August 1948 on a summer vacation in Wisconsin and was buried in Evanston .

Web links

  • James M. Slattery in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (English)