James Cooney (Missouri)

James Cooney ( born July 28, 1848 County Limerick, Ireland, † November 16, 1904 in Marshall, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1897 and 1903 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1852, James Cooney came with his parents to the United States, where the family settled near Troy, New York. Later they moved to Missouri on where Cooney attended the public schools and graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia. According to this study, he taught for several years as a teacher in Illinois. Since 1875 he lived in Marshall. After studying law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. In 1880 he was restructuring judge; 1882-1884 he was a prosecutor in Saline County.

Politically, Cooney was a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1896 he was in the seventh election district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Plank Tracey on March 4, 1897. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1903 three legislative periods. In this time of the Spanish-American War was from 1898.

In 1902, James Cooney was not nominated by his party for re-election. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives he practiced as a lawyer again. He died on November 16, 1904 in his home in Marshall, where he was also buried.