James M. E. O'Grady

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James M. E. O'Grady (1897)

James Mary Early O'Grady (March 31, 1863 Rochester, Monroe County, New York – November 3, 1928 Rochester, Monroe Co., NY) was an American lawyer and politician. He was Speaker of the New York State Assembly for two terms and served one term in Congress.

Rochester, New York City in New York, United States

Rochester is a city on the southern shore of Lake Ontario in western New York. With a population of 208,046 residents, Rochester is the seat of Monroe County and the third most populous city in New York state, after New York City and Buffalo. The metropolitan area has a population of just over 1 million people. It is about 73 miles (117 km) east of Buffalo and 87 miles (140 km) west of Syracuse.

Monroe County, New York County in the United States

Monroe County is a county in the western portion of the state of New York, in the United States. The county is along Lake Ontario's southern shore. As of 2017, Monroe County's population was 747,642. Its county seat is the city of Rochester. The county is named after James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States. Monroe County is part of the Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Life

He graduated from the University of Rochester in 1885. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1885, and practiced in Rochester. He served as member of the Board of Education of Rochester from 1887 to 1892, and was President in 1891 and 1892.

University of Rochester private, nonsectarian, research university in Rochester, New York, United States

The University of Rochester is a private research university in Rochester, New York. The university grants undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral and professional degrees.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Monroe Co., 2nd D.) in 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897 and 1898; and was Speaker in 1897 and 1898.

New York State Assembly lower house of the New York State Legislature

The New York State Assembly is the lower house of the New York State Legislature, the New York State Senate being the upper house. There are 150 seats in the Assembly, with each of the 150 Assembly districts having an average population of 128,652. Assembly members serve two-year terms without term limits.

116th New York State Legislature

The 116th New York State Legislature, consisting of the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly, met from January 3 to April 20, 1893, during the second year of Roswell P. Flower's governorship, in Albany.

117th New York State Legislature

The 117th New York State Legislature, consisting of the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly, met from January 2 to April 27, 1894, during the third year of Roswell P. Flower's governorship, in Albany.

O'Grady was elected as a Republican to the 56th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1899, to March 3, 1901. Afterwards he resumed the practice of law in Rochester. He was interred in the Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery.

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56th United States Congress 1899-1901 legislative term

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The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all present and former members of the United States Congress and its predecessor, the Continental Congress. Also included are Delegates from territories and the District of Columbia and Resident Commissioners from the Philippines and Puerto Rico.

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Richard Curran
New York State Assembly
Monroe County, 2nd District

1893–1898
Succeeded by
Adolph J. Rodenbeck
Preceded by
Hamilton Fish II
Speaker of the New York State Assembly
1897–1898
Succeeded by
S. Frederick Nixon
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry C. Brewster
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 31st congressional district

1899–1901
Succeeded by
James B. Perkins

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