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James Vincent Buckley (May 15, 1894 – July 30, 1954) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

James V. Buckley
James V. Buckley (Illinois Congressman).jpg
From 1949's Pictorial Directory of the 81st Congress
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951
Preceded byMartin Gorski
Succeeded byWilliam E. McVey
Personal details
Born(1894-05-15)May 15, 1894
Saginaw County, Michigan
DiedJuly 30, 1954(1954-07-30) (aged 60)
Hammond, Indiana
Political partyDemocratic

Born on a farm in Saginaw County, Michigan, Buckley attended the public schools of Saginaw County, Michigan. He moved to Chicago, Illinois, at an early age and worked in the automobile industry. He engaged in the real estate and building business in the Calumet region of Cook County, Illinois, and Lake County, Indiana. During the Second World War was active in war-plant production service and was elected president of Local Union 714, United Automobile Workers.

Buckley was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress (January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress. He engaged in the real estate and building business at Calumet City, Illinois, from 1951 until his death. He died in Hammond, Indiana, July 30, 1954. He was interred in Calvary Cemetery, Gary, Indiana.


  • United States Congress. "James V. Buckley (id: B001028)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • James V. Buckley at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Martin Gorski
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
William E. McVey

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