GORMAN, James Sedgwick, (1850 - 1923)


”The House of Representatives of the Fifty Third Congress” (detail), The Graphic Chicago, 1893, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

GORMAN, James Sedgwick, a Representative from Michigan; born in Lyndon Township, near Chelsea, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 28, 1850; attended the common schools and the Union School of Chelsea, and was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1876; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Jackson, Mich.; assistant prosecuting attorney of Jackson County for two years; moved to Dexter, Mich., in 1879; member of the State house of representatives in 1880; served in the State senate in 1886 and 1888; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1895); was not a candidate for renomination; engaged in farming near Chelsea, Mich., and resumed the practice of law; died in Detroit, Mich., May 27, 1923; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Chelsea, Mich.