DAUGHERTY, James Alexander, (1847 - 1920)


DAUGHERTY, James Alexander, a Representative from Missouri; born in Athens, McMinn County, Tenn., August 30, 1847, attended the common schools; moved to Missouri with his parents, who settled near Carterville, Jasper County, in 1867; active in all civic enterprises of the State and county; engaged in farming, stock raising, and mining; assisted in developing the lead and zinc fields of Missouri; associate judge for the western district of Jasper County 1890-1892, and presiding judge 1892-1896; member of the State house of representatives in 1897; served as president of the First National Bank of Carterville 1907-1920; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second Congress (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1913); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1912; resumed former business activities; appointed May 17, 1919, presiding judge of Jasper County and served until his death; died in Carterville, Jasper County, Mo., on January 26, 1920; interment in Webb City Cemetery, Webb City, Mo.