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James P. Latta.

James Polk Latta (October 31, 1844 – September 11, 1911) was a Nebraska Democratic politician.

Born near Ashland, Ohio, he moved with his parents to Jackson County, Iowa in 1846. He attended school and worked on a farm. In 1863 he moved to the Nebraska Territory to teach school in Tekamah, Nebraska. He farmed and raised stock in Burt County, Nebraska, eventuality becoming interested in banking. He organized the First National Bank of Tekamah in 1890 and served as its president until his death.

He was elected to the Nebraska house of representatives in 1887 and to the Nebraska senate in 1907. He ran and won to represent as a democrat Nebraska's 3rd district to the Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses serving from March 4, 1909 to his death on September 11, 1911 in Rochester, Minnesota. He is buried in the Tekamah Cemetery.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Frank Boyd (R)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1909 – September 11, 1911
Succeeded by
Dan V. Stephens (D)


  1. "The Political Graveyard". Latta, James Polk. Retrieved January 23, 2006.  
  2. "Congressional Bioguide". Latta, James Polk. Retrieved January 23, 2006.  


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