James Richard Waddill

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James Richard Waddill (November 22, 1842 – June 14, 1917) was a Democrat Representative representing Missouri's 6th congressional district from March 4, 1879 to March 4, 1881.

Waddill was born in Springfield, Missouri where he attended private schools and Springfield College. He enlisted as a Private in the Union Army during the American Civil War and resigned in 1863 as a First Lieutenant. He was admitted to the bar in 1864 and was prosecuting attorney for Greene County, Missouri in 1874–1876.

After serving one Congressional term, he resumed the law practice and engaged in a mining operation near Joplin, Missouri. He died in Deming, New Mexico and is buried in Mountain View Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles Henry Morgan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Ira Sherwin Hazeltine