James A. Hamill

James Alphonsus Hamill ( born March 30, 1877 in Jersey City, New Jersey, † December 15, 1941 ) was an American politician. Between 1907 and 1921 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Hamill attended St. Bridget 's Academy and thereafter until 1897, the St. Peter 's College in Jersey City. After a subsequent study of law at New York Law School and its made ​​in 1900 admitted to the bar he began in Jersey City to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1902 and 1905 he was a deputy in the New Jersey General Assembly. In 1908 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Denver in part, was nominated on the William Jennings Bryan for the third time as a presidential candidate.

In the congressional elections of 1906, Hamill was in the tenth constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Allan Langdon McDermott on March 4, 1907. After six re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1921 seven legislative sessions. Since 1913, he represented the then newly established twelfth district of his state. From 1911 to 1919 he was chairman of the Committee on Elections No.. 2 Between 1915 and 1917 he also headed the Committee for the reform of the civil service. In his time as a congressman of the First World War fell. In addition, the 16th, the 17th, the 18th and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution were ratified at this time. In 1919, Hamill took on the peace negotiations in Paris the interests of coming from Ukraine American citizen.

1920 renounced James Hamill on another Congress candidate. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer in Jersey City and New York City. He also dealt with the French literature. For this he was admitted as a Knight ( Chevalier ) in the French Legion of Honour. From 1932 to 1941 Hamill was an advisor to his hometown of Jersey City. He died on 15 December 1941 and was buried in Jersey City.