James H. McGillan

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James H. McGillan (January 7, 1870 – March 7, 1935) was mayor of Green Bay, Wisconsin.


McGillan was born on January 7, 1870 in Appleton, Wisconsin.[1][2] He attended Lawrence University and the University of Wisconsin Law School. Following graduation, he began practicing law in Marinette, Wisconsin in 1891.[2] He married Gertrude Sommerville on April 26, 1901.[2][3] 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 on March 7, 1935.[4]

Political career[edit]

McGillan was mayor of Green Bay from 1927 to 1929.[2] 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.[5] He was a Democrat.


  1. ^ "James H. McGillan (1870 - 1935)". City of Green Bay. Archived from the original on 2012-01-16. Retrieved 2011-11-09. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Ex-Mayor Dies at Green Bay". The Escanaba Daily Press. March 9, 1935. p. 5. Retrieved December 7, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XRG1-WQJ : accessed 7 December 2014), James H. Mcgillan and Gertrude Douglas Summerville, 26 Apr 1901; citing reference 1292023 file 02232; FHL microfilm 1,292,023.
  4. ^ "James H. McGillan, 65, Green Bay Leader, Dies". Manitowoc Herald-Times. March 7, 1935. p. 1. Retrieved December 7, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "Wisconsin U.S. House elections, 1848-2008" (PDF). University of Minnesota. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2011-11-09.