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James W. Bucklin, American lawyer. Member Colorado House of Representatives, 1885, 1897, Senate, 1898-1902.

Background

Bucklin, James W. was born on November 13, 1856 in Big Rock, Kane Company, Illinois, United States. Son of George and Arethusa (Winch) Bucklin.

Education

Educated Wheaton (Illinois) College, 2 years. Bachelor of Laws, University of Michigan, 1877.

Career

Admitted to bar, 1877. Practiced Grand Junction, Colorado One of six original locators and founders of city of Grand Junction, Colorado, 1881.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author of “Preferential Ballot” system in America, now adopted in a number of cities. Retired from practice of law, 1914, to devote attention to lecturing and writing.

Membership

Member Colorado House of Representatives, 1885, 1897, Senate, 1898-1902.

Connections

Married Mary Lapham, January 1, 1895.

father:
George Bucklin

mother:
Arethusa (Winch) Bucklin

spouse:
Mary Lapham