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James Francis O'’Connor (May 7, 1878 - January 15, 1945) was a U.S. Representative from Montana.

He was born on a farm near California Junction, Iowa, and attended the grade schools and normal school in Iowa. He was graduated from the law department of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1904. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Livingston, Montana, in 1905. He also engaged in stock raising, ranching, and banking. He served as judge of the sixth judicial district of Montana in 1912. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1917-1918 and served as speaker. He served as special counsel for the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., in 1918. He served as member of Park County High School Board for a number of years.

O'’Connor was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1937, until his death in Washington, D.C., on January 15, 1945. He served as chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs (Seventy-eighth Congress). He was interred in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Livingston, Montana. He is also a distant uncle of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.


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