James T. Begg

James Thomas Begg ( born February 16, 1877 in Lima, Ohio, † March 26, 1963 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma ) was an American politician. Between 1919 and 1929 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Begg attended the public schools in Columbus Grove and Lima College. In 1903 he graduated from the Wooster University, also in Ohio. Between 1905 and 1910 he served as Superintendent of Public Schools, the public schools in Columbus Grove. Thereafter, he practiced the same activities until 1913 in Ironton, and then until 1917 in Sandusky from. Between 1917 and 1919 he was active nationwide for the American City Bureau of New York as an advertising director. Politically, he joined the Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1918, Begg was in the 13th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrats Arthur W. Overmyer on March 4, 1919. After four elections he could pass in Congress until March 3, 1929 five legislative sessions. In the years 1919 and 1920, the 18th and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution were ratified. It was about the ban on the trade in alcoholic beverages and the nationwide introduction of women's suffrage.

In 1928, James Begg gave up another candidacy. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he worked in the banking industry, as a consultant and dairy farmers. In 1942, he sought unsuccessfully to return to Congress. Since 1959 he lived in Oklahoma City, where he died on 26 March 1963. He was buried in Cleveland.