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James H. Sinclair

James H. Sinclair.

James Herbert Sinclair (October 9, 1871 – September 5, 1943) was a U.S. Republican politician.

He was born near St. Marys, Ontario, Canada and moved to North Dakota in 1883. He was elected to North Dakota's State House of Representatives between 1915 and 1919 and then as a Republican member of North Dakota's congressional delegation for 8 consecutive terms between 1919 and 1935.


  • United States Congress. "James H. Sinclair (id: S000442)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Patrick D. Norton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Dakota's 3rd congressional district

1919 – 1933
Succeeded by
none (seat lost by reapportionment)
Preceded by
Thomas Hall (1st) and
Olger B. Burtness (2nd)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Dakota's at-large congressional district

with William Lemke
1933 – 1935
Succeeded by
Usher L. Burdick