Mcnaught, James was born on September 9, 1842 in Lexington, Illinois, United States. Son of George and Nancy Mcnaught.
Graduate Illinois Wesleyan University, 1863.
Admitted to bar, 1864. Director and counsel Columbia & Puget Sound R.R., 1871. Division counsel (Seattle, Washington), general solicitor (St. Paul), 1887-1889, general counsel, 1889-1895, N.P. Railway.
President Central American Improvement Company, Manitoba Land & Improvement Company, McNaught Land & Investment Company, Automatic Addressing Machine Company, Great Northern Construction Company. 1st vice president Great Northern Railway of Canada. President Nassau Bond Company Home: 855 West End Avenue Office: 35 Nassau St., New New York.