James E. Bish

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James E. Bish
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DiedSeptember 13,1927
CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • State Legislator
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James E. Bish was a state legislator in Illinois. He was one of the Illinois House of Representatives members from Cook County, Illinois. A Republican, he was listed as working in real estate.[1] Democrat Solomon Van Praag (died September 13,1927) contested Bish's election.[2] Bish was represented in the case by Charles Samuel Deneen.[3] Bish served one term.[4]


  1. Representatives, Illinois General Assembly House of (February 1, 1893). "Journal of the House of Representatives at the ... Session of the ... General Assembly of the State of Illinois ..." J.Y. Sawyer, Public Printer – via Google Books.
  2. Wood, David Ward (February 1, 1895). "History of the Republican Party and Biographies of Its Supporters: Illinois volume". Lincoln Engraving and Publishing Company – via Google Books.
  3. "Industrial Chicago". Goodspeed Publishing Company. February 1, 1896 – via Google Books.
  4. Joens, David A. (February 1, 2012). "From Slave to State Legislator: John W. E. Thomas, Illinois' First African American Lawmaker". SIU Press – via Google Books.

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