James G. Maguire

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James G. Maguire
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from 's California's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1899
Preceded byJohn T. Cutting
Succeeded byJulius Kahn
Personal details
Born(1853-02-22)February 22, 1853
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedJune 20, 1920(1920-06-20) (aged 67)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Resting placeGreenlawn Memorial Park, Colma, California
Political partyDemocratic
OccupationU.S. Representative from California

James George Maguire (February 22, 1853 – June 20, 1920) was an American politician and Georgist[1] who served three terms as a U.S. Representative from California from 1893 to 1899.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Maguire moved with his parents to California in February 1854. He attended the public schools of Watsonville in Santa Cruz County and the private academy of Joseph K. Fallon.

Political career[edit]

Maguire served as a member of the California State Assembly from 1875 to 1877, one of 20 members from the five San Francisco districts. He studied law and was admitted to the Bar by the Supreme Court of California in January 1878, commencing practice in San Francisco. McGuire then served as a judge of the Superior Court of the city and county of San Francisco from 1882 to 1888.


He was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives for the Fifty-third, Fifty-fourth, and Fifty-fifth Congresses from March 4, 1893, to March 3, 1899.

In the 1898 state elections, Maguire unsuccessfully ran as the Democratic candidate for Governor of California, losing to Republican Henry Gage. After the election, he did not seek reelection to the U.S. House.

Later career and death[edit]

Maguire resumed his law practice in San Francisco, where he died on June 20, 1920. He is interred at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Colma, California.[2]


  1. ^ The Federal Income Tax and the Georgist Movement http://commonground-usa.net/lough-alexandra_federal-income-tax-and-the-georgist-movement-2013.pdf
  2. ^ "Index to Politicians: Maguire". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2022-10-23.
Party political offices
Preceded by Democratic nominee for Governor of California
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Three members
California State Assemblyman, 13th District
(with three others)
Succeeded by
Four members
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by