|``The U.S. House of Representatives - Portraits of Congressmen''
(detail), Once a Week newspaper, 1895, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives
McLACHLAN, James, a Representative from California; born in Argyllshire, Scotland, August 1, 1852;
immigrated to the United States in 1855 with his parents, who settled in Tompkins County, N.Y.;
reared on a farm and attended the public schools; taught in the public schools; elected school
commissioner of Tompkins County, N.Y., in 1877; was graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton,
N.Y., in 1878; studied law; was admitted to practice before the supreme court of New York in 1880;
practiced in Ithaca, N.Y., 1881-1888; moved to Pasadena, Calif., in 1888, and there continued the
practice of law; district attorney of Los Angeles County 1890-1892; elected as a Republican to the
Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896
to the Fifty-fifth Congress; elected to the Fifty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses (March
4, 1901-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress;
resumed the practice of his profession in Los Angeles, Calif., served as a member of the National
Monetary Commission in 1911 and 1912; died in Los Angeles, Calif., November 21, 1940; interment
in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.