James V. Buckley


James V. Buckley

James Vincent Buckley (May 15, 1894 - July 30, 1954) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born on a farm in Saginaw County, Michigan, Buckley attended the public schools of Saginaw County, Michigan.He moved to Chicago, Illinois, at an early age and worked in the automobile industry.He engaged in the real estate and building business in the Calumet region of Cook County, Illinois, and Lake County, Indiana. During the Second World War was active in war-plant production service and was elected president of Local Union 714, United Automobile Workers.

Buckley was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1951).He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress.He engaged in the real estate and building business at Calumet City, Illinois, from 1951 until his death.He died in Hammond, Indiana, July 30, 1954.He was interred in Calvary Cemetery, Gary, Indiana.

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