JAMES, Hinton, (1884 - 1948)


JAMES, Hinton, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Laurinburg, Richmond County (now Scotland County), N.C., April 24, 1884; attended public and private schools and Davidson College, Davidson, N.C.; engaged in agricultural pursuits and as a cotton merchant in Laurinburg, N.C.; also interested in banking; member of the city council 1917-1919; mayor of Laurinburg 1919-1921; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William C. Hammer and served from November 4, 1930, to March 3, 1931; was not a candidate for election in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress; resumed his former business pursuits; member of the Laurinburg school board 1941-1944; State commissioner of game and inland fisheries 1941-1945; member of the county Democratic executive committee; engaged as a cotton and produce merchant; resident of Laurinburg, N.C., until his death November 3, 1948; interment in Hillside Cemetery.