GOOD, James William, (1866 - 1929)


Oil on canvas, John C. Johansen, 1921, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives.

GOOD, James William, a Representative from Iowa; born near Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, September 24, 1866; attended the common schools, and was graduated from Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1892 and from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1893; was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice in Indianapolis, Ind., the same year; moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1896 and continued the practice of law; served as city attorney 1906-1908; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1909, until his resignation on June 15, 1921; chairman, Committee on Appropriations (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses); moved to Evanston, Ill., in 1921 and engaged in the practice of law in Chicago, Ill.; appointed Secretary of War in the Cabinet of President Hoover and served from March 5, 1929, until his death in Washington, D.C., November 18, 1929; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.