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James Henry Maclafferty Edit Profile

businessman , congressman

a Representative from California

Background

Born in San Diego, California, he moved with his parents to Oakland, California, in 1874, to Eugene, Oregon, in 1880, to Astoria, Oregon, in 1883, and to Tacoma, Washington, in 1884.

He died in Oakland, California, June 9, 1937, and the remains were cremated.

Education

He attended the public schools.

He entered the lumber business in Tacoma and continued the same in Seattle until 1889.

Career

He was engaged in the wholesale paper business at Chicago in 1899;

returned to the Pacific coast in 1900 and settled in Oakland, California, where he worked as a traveling salesman and in the paper business;

elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John A. Elston;

reelected to the Sixty-eighth Congress and served from November 7, 1922, to March 3, 1925;

unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress;

assistant to Secretary of Commerce from March 24, 1925, until August 31, 1927;

resumed business activities in Oakland, Calif.;

served as vice president of the Pacific American Steamship Association and of the Shipowners’ Association of the Pacific Coast.

Membership

Mason, Elk.

  • Republican Party , the United States of America

    1922 - 1925

Connections

father:
Rev. B.S. Maclafferty - United States - pastor
Rev. B.S. Maclafferty  - father of James Maclafferty

mother:
Antha (Taylor) Maclafferty - United States

son:
James Henry Maclafferty

daughter:
Antha Goemmer