MICKEY, J. Ross, (1856 - 1928)


"Around the Capital" (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

MICKEY, J. Ross, a Representative from Illinois; born on a farm in Eldorado Township, McDonough County, Ill., January 5, 1856; attended the public schools and Lincoln (Ill.) College; taught in the public schools of Macomb, McDonough County, Ill., for a number of years; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1889 and practiced in Macomb, Ill., until 1898; elected judge of McDonough County in 1898 for a term of four years, but resigned February 22, 1901, having been elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1903); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1902; resumed the practice of law in Macomb, Ill.; served as president of the Mystic Workers of the World 1908-1918 and as a director from 1918 until his death; died in Excelsior Springs, Mo., on March 20, 1928; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb, Ill.