James R. Buckley


James R. Buckley

James Richard Buckley (November 18, 1870 - June 22, 1945) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Buckley attended the public and parochial schools and Christian Brothers' Commercial Academy.He engaged in mercantile pursuits. Permit clerk of the department of public works 1893-1897. Deputy city gas inspector 1897-1910.He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for clerk of the supreme court of Cook County, Illinois, in 1908.He served as member of the Chicago Board of Aldermen 1910-1912.He served as delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1908, 1912 and 1916. Chief deputy criminal court clerk 1912-1918. Manager of the State personal property tax collection department 1918-1923.

Buckley was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1925).He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress.He served as vice president of the Universal Granite Quarries.He was serving as chief drain inspector at the time of his death in Chicago, Illinois, on June 22, 1945.He was interred in Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Illinois.

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