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Lawyer

James Edward Cotter, Irish lawyer.

Background

Cotter, James Edward was born on March 29, 1847 in Ireland. Son of James and Margaret (Callaghan) Cotter.

Education

Came to America, 1855. Public schools and Bridgewater (Massachusetts) State Normal School.

Career

Admitted to bar Supreme Court of the United States, 1892.

Membership

Member school committee, 1886-1888 (chairman, 1888), and town counsel, 1878-1902, Hyde Park, Massachusetts. Member Cotter & Fagan, Boston. Commissioned by Governor Douglas, 1905, to visit England and report to Massachusetts General Court on sliding scale of rates as applied to gas companies, according to resolutions of General Court.

Member advisory committee Massachusetts General Hospital Delaware Democratic National Convention, and presidential elector, 1904.

Connections

Married Mary A. Walsh, October 1874. Children: Esther M., Alice E., Mary Alma, Anna, Sara F. Admitted to Middlesex bar, 1874, and practiced in state and federal courts.

father:
James Cotter

mother:
Margaret (Callaghan) Cotter

spouse:
Mary A. Walsh

children:
Esther M. Cotter

Alice E. Cotter

Mary Alma Cotter

Anna Cotter

Sara F. Admitted to Middlesex bar Cotter

1874 Cotter

and practiced in state and federal courts Cotter