James H. McGillan

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James H. McGillan was Mayor of Green Bay, Wisconsin.


McGillan was born on January 7, 1870 in Appleton, Wisconsin.[1] He would attend Lawrence University and the University of Wisconsin Law School. Following graduation, he began practicing law in Marinette, Wisconsin. He would marry Gertrude Sommerville. McGillan moved to Green Bay in 1900. During World War I, he served as an officer in the United States Navy. Following the war, he transferred to the United States Navy Reserve. He died from a myocardial infarction in 1935.

Political career[edit]

McGillan was Mayor of Green Bay from 1927 to 1929. Previously, he had been City Attorney of Marinette, District Attorney of Marinette County, Wisconsin and a state court judge. In 1928, he was a candidate for the United States House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 9th congressional district, losing to incumbent George J. Schneider.[2] He was a Democrat.


  1. ^ "James H. McGillan (1870 - 1935)". City of Green Bay. Retrieved 2011-11-09. 
  2. ^ "Wisconsin U.S. House elections, 1848-2008". University of Minnesota. Retrieved 2011-11-09.