James Joyce (congressman)

James Joyce ( born July 2, 1870 in Cumberland, Guernsey County, Ohio, † March 25, 1931 in Cambridge, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1909 and 1911 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Joyce attended the public schools of his home. After that, he taught in Cumberland and Pleasant City as a teacher. After studying law at the Cincinnati Law School and was admitted as an attorney of his 1892 he started in 1895 in Cambridge to work in this profession. In between, he was from 1893 to 1895 Head of Senecaville High School. Politically, he joined the Republican Party. Between 1896 and 1900 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio; in June 1904 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in part in Chicago, was nominated to the President Theodore Roosevelt for re-election.

In the congressional elections of 1908 Joyce was in the 15th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Beman Gates Dawes on March 4, 1909. Since he has not been confirmed in 1910, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1911. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Joyce again practiced as a lawyer in Cambridge. In 1916 he applied unsuccessfully for the post of judge at the Supreme Court of Ohio. He died on 25 March 1931 in Cambridge, where he was also buried.