James W. McDill
(March 4, 1834 — February 28, 1894) McDill was a politician, judge, and lawyer. James Wilson McDill was born in Monroe, Ohio in 1834 and moved to Afton, Ohio in 1856. He graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and 1853 and began his legal career in Ohio after being admitted to the bar in 1856. He served as a county judge of Union County (1860), circuit and district judge of the third judicial circuit of Iowa, before being elected to Congress in 1872. McDill was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1877. He was then elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Samuel Kirkwood, and served from March 8, 1881 to March 3, 1883.
[Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/M000407]
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