MAGEE, James McDevitt, (1877 - 1949)


69th Congress Pictorial Directory, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

MAGEE, James McDevitt, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Evergreen, near Pittsburgh, Pa., April 5, 1877; attended the common schools; was graduated from Yale University in 1899 and from the law department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1902; was admitted to the bar in 1903 and commenced practice at Pittsburgh, Pa.; was commissioned a first lieutenant in the Air Service during the First World War; promoted to captain and served until January 1919; later commissioned a lieutenant colonel in the Reserve; during his entire period of service was attached to the executive office of the Department of Military Aeronautics; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and Sixty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1927); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1926; chairman, Pennsylvania Securities Commission, Harrisburg, Pa., 1931-1935; continued the practice of law in Pittsburgh, Pa., until his death there on April 16, 1949; interment in Calvary Cemetery.