James M. Slattery

James Michael Slattery ( born July 29, 1878 in Chicago, Illinois; † August 28, 1948 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party, who represented the state of Illinois in the U.S. Senate.

James Slattery first attended several parochial schools in Chicago and later the local St Ignatius College, today's Loyola University. He was employed from 1905 as secretary of the municipal building authorities of Chicago and made 1908 his law degree at the Illinois College of Law in his home town, after which he was admitted in the same year to the bar and opened a law firm in Chicago. From 1909 to 1912 he was a faculty member at the Illinois College of Law, arose from the later, the Law School at DePaul University. Then he worked as secretary to the Webster College of Law, where he remained until 1914.

In addition to his legal career, he continued to work in public offices. Between 1910 and 1912, he served as Superintendent of Public Service, the oversight of the civil service in Cook County. From 1933 to 1934 he acted as legal advisor to the supervisory authority for the Lincoln Park, Chicago's largest public park. The same, he performed from 1934 to 1936 for the entire park area of ​​the city from. After he had until 1939 held the Presidency of the Trade Committee of Illinois.

After the death of U.S. Senator J. Hamilton Lewis on April 9, 1939 Slattery was appointed by Governor Henry Horner as his successor. He took his seat in Congress on April 14, 1939 to November 21, 1940 came true, and also at the official election, but lost it just the Republicans Charles W. Brooks, who scored a lead of just over 20,000 votes, which about 0.5 percentage points corresponded. Slattery returned to Chicago, where he worked as a lawyer again. He died in August 1948 during a summer vacation in Wisconsin and was buried in Evanston.