J. Harry McGregor
March 5, 1940, Washington, D.C.
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Ohio's 17th district
February 27, 1940 - October 7, 1958
|William A. Ashbrook|
|Robert W. Levering|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives|
James Harry McGregor
September 30, 1896
|Died||October 7, 1958 (aged 62)|
|Resting place||Fairfield Cemetery, West Lafayette, Ohio|
|Alma mater||Oberlin College|
James Harry McGregor was born on a farm near Unionport, Jefferson County, Ohio. He attended the public schools, West Lafayette College, and Oberlin College. During the First World War, he served as a sergeant with the One Hundred and Seventy-sixth Field Artillery, United States Army, in 1917 and 1918. He was engaged in the lumber and general contracting business at West Lafayette, Ohio, 1918-1945. He was a member of the school board of West Lafayette, Ohio, for eight years. He was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1935 to 1940, serving as minority whip from 1937 to 1939 and as majority leader and speaker pro tempore in 1939 and 1940.
McGregor was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William A. Ashbrook. He was reelected to the Seventy-seventh and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served until his death. He served as chairman of the United States House Special Committee on Chamber Improvements during the Eightieth and Eighty-third Congresses. He had been renominated to the Eighty-sixth Congress. He died in Coshocton, Ohio, in 1958. Interment in Fairfield Cemetery in West Lafayette, Ohio. McGregor voted in favor of the Civil Rights Act of 1957.