James Alexander Daugherty

James Alexander Daugherty ( born August 30, 1847 in Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee; † January 26, 1920 in Carterville, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1911 and 1913 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Daugherty attended the public schools of his home. In 1867 he came with his parents in the Jasper County, Missouri. There he took an active part in public affairs and was active in politics at the district and state level. He also worked in agriculture, livestock and mining. He was involved in building the lead and tin mines in Missouri. In the years 1890-1896 he served as a judge in the western part of Jasper County. Daugherty was a member of the Democratic Party. In 1897 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Missouri. He also went into the banking industry and was president of the First National Bank of Cartersville. A post he held 1907-1920, including during his time as a congressman.

In the congressional elections of 1910, Daugherty was in the 15th electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Charles Henry Morgan on March 4, 1911. Since he was not nominated by his party for re-election in 1912, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1913. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives James Daugherty took his previous activities on again. Since 1919 he was a senior district judge in Jasper County. He died on January 26, 1920 in Cartersville.