James A. Daugherty as a Democratic Representative from southwest Missouri.
He was born in Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee, August 30, 1847. He moved to Missouri with his parents, who settled near Carterville, Jasper County, in 1867; active in all civic enterprises of the State and county; engaged in farming, stock raising, and mining; assisted in developing the lead and zinc fields of Missouri; associate judge for the western district of Jasper County 1890-1892, and presiding judge 1892-1896; member of the State house of representatives in 1897; served as president of the First National Bank of Carterville 1907-1920; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second Congress (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1913); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1912; resumed former business activities; appointed May 17, 1919, presiding judge of Jasper County and served until his death;
James died in Carterville, Jasper County, Mo., on January 26, 1920 and was interred in Webb City Cemetery, Webb City, Missouri. His large dark granite memorial stone is near the main entrance of the cemetery. The Daugherty family was a very prominent family in Webb City and Carterville. Each city has a street named in honor of the Daugherty family.