James A. Louttit

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James A. Louttit, California Congressman.

James Alexander Louttit (October 16, 1848 – July 26, 1906) was a U.S. Representative from California.

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1849 he moved to California with his parents, who settled in Calaveras County. He attended private and public schools and the State normal school at Sacramento. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1869. He settled in Stockton, California, in 1871 and practiced law - he was prosecuting attorney of Stockton 1871-1879.

He was elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1886, and resumed the practice of law in Stockton. He died in Pacific Grove, California on July 26, 1906 and was interred in the Stockton Rural Cemetery.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James H. Budd
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Marion Biggs

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.