James M. Barnes
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Illinois's 20th district
January 3, 1939 - January 3, 1943
|Scott W. Lucas|
|Born||January 9, 1899|
|Died||June 8, 1958 (aged 59)|
James Martin Barnes (January 9, 1899 – June 8, 1958) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois and administrative assistant to Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman.
Barnes graduated from Illinois College in 1921 and Harvard Law School in 1924. He was admitted to the bar in 1924 and practiced in Jacksonville. He was also active in business, and served on the boards of directors of the Ideal Baking Company, the Jacksonville Farm Supply Company and other companies.
In March, 1943 Barnes was appointed as administrative assistant to President Roosevelt. He continued in the position under President Truman following Roosevelt's death, serving from March 1, 1943, to July 15, 1945. In 1944 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.
Barnes died in Washington, D.C., on June 8, 1958. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Section 13, Grave 14684-22-23. His gravesite is near the intersections of Farragut and Wilson Drives.
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