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James Bernard Reilly


James Bernard Reilly

James Bernard Reilly

James Bernard Reilly (August 12, 1845 – May 14, 1924) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

James B. Reilly was born in Pinedale, Pennsylvania. He attended the public schools and was graduated from the Bunker Hill School in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, in 1862. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1869 and commenced practice in Pottsville. He was district attorney of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, from 1871 to 1875.

Reilly was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses. He resumed the practice of law in Pottsville. He was a delegate to the 1880 Democratic National Convention. He was an unsuccessful candidate for law judge of Schuylkill County in 1881 and again in 1882, and an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress.

Reilly was again elected to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses. He served as chairman on the United States House Committee on Pacific Railroads during the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection

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