James Richard Waddill

James Richard Waddill ( born November 22, 1842 in Springfield, Missouri, † June 14, 1917 in Deming, New Mexico ) was an American politician. Between 1879 and 1881 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Waddill first attended private schools and then the Springfield College. During the Civil War he served 1861-1863 in the army of the Union. He rose to the lieutenant. After a subsequent law degree in 1864 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in his hometown of Springfield in this profession. Between 1874 and 1876 he was a prosecutor in Greene County.

Politically, Waddill member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1878 he was in the sixth 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, 1879. Until March 3, 1881, he completed a term in Congress. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Waddill practiced as a lawyer again. He also began to work in the vicinity of Joplin in mining. He died on June 14, 1917 in Deming (New Mexico).