JOYCE, James, (1870 – 1931)

Mar 25th, 1931 | By | Category: Joyce Biographies

JOYCE, Jamesa Representative from Ohio; born in Cumberland, Guernsey County, Ohio, July 2, 1870; attended the common schools; taught school in Cumberland and Pleasant City, Ohio, and also studied law; entered the Cincinnati Law School in 1891 and was graduated in 1892; was admitted to the bar at Columbus, Ohio, on March 3, 1892; superintendent of the Senecaville (Ohio) High School 1893-1895; began the active practice of law in Cambridge, Ohio, in 1895; member of the State house of representatives 1896-1900; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1904; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first Congress (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; resumed the practice of law in Cambridge, Ohio; unsuccessful candidate for election as associate justice of the supreme court of Ohio in 1916; died in Cambridge, Ohio, March 25, 1931; interment in the mausoleum in Northwood Cemetery.

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James Joyce (congressman)

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James Joyce
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio’s 15th district
In office
March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1911
Preceded by Beman Gates Dawes
Succeeded by George White
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Guernsey County district
In office
January 6, 1896 – December 31, 1899
Preceded by Nathan H. Barber
Succeeded by William L. Simpson
Personal details
Born July 2, 1870
Cumberland, Ohio
Died March 25, 1931 (aged 60)
Cambridge, Ohio
Resting place Northwood Cemetery
Political party Republican
Alma mater Cincinnati Law School

James Joyce (July 2, 1870 – March 25, 1931) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Cumberland, Ohio, Joyce attended the common schools. He taught school in Cumberland and Pleasant City, Ohio, and also studied law. He entered the Cincinnati Law School in 1891 and was graduated in 1892. He was admitted to the bar at Columbus, Ohio, on March 3, 1892. Superintendent of the Senecaville (Ohio) High School 1893-1895. Began the active practice of law in Cambridge, Ohio, in 1895. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1896-1900. He served as delegate to the 1904 Republican National Convention.

Joyce was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first Congress (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1911). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Cambridge, Ohio. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election as associate justice of the Ohio Supreme Court in 1916. He died in Cambridge, Ohio, March 25, 1931. He was interred in the mausoleum in Northwood Cemetery.

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