James Aloysius O'Gorman

James Aloysius O'Gorman

James Aloysius O'Gorman (May 5, 1860–May 17 1943) was a one-term United States Senator from New York.

O'Gorman was born in New York City. He attended the public schools and the College of the City of New York, now named New York University. O`Gorman then graduated from the law department of New York University in 1882 and was admitted to the New York bar the same year.

O'Gorman served as a justice of the New York District Court from 1893 to 1899. He was then elected as a Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, on which he served from 1900 to 1911.

In 1910, O'Gorman was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate. He served from 1911, to March 4, 1917. He was Chairman of the Committee on Interoceanic Canals and a member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. He chose not to run for reelection in 1916.

After leaving the Senate, O`Gorman resumed the practice of law in New York City and served as President of the New York County Lawyers' Association. He also served as an official referee of the New York State Supreme Court from 1934 until his death. O'Gorman died in New York City in 1943.


* [http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9D07EEDB143EE033A25752C2A9659C946096D6CF] The deadlock of the senatorial election in 1911, in NYT on March 20, 1911

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