TRIMBLE, James William, a Representative from Arkansas; born in Osage, Carroll County, Ark., February 3,
1894; attended the public schools; was graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in
1917; was admitted to the bar in 1925 and commenced practice in Berryville, Carroll County, Ark.;
during the First World War served in the United States Army as a private and was assigned to the
Adjutant Generals Office, Little Rock, Ark.; county official of Carroll County, Ark., 1920-1928;
prosecuting attorney of the fourth judicial circuit of Arkansas 1930-1938; judge of the fourth judicial
circuit of Arkansas 1938-1944; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth and to the ten succeeding
Congresses (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1967); chairman, Special Committee on Chamber
Improvements (Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in
1966 to the Ninetieth Congress; resided in Berryville, Ark.; died in Eureka Springs, Ark., March 10,
1972; interment in Berryville Memorial Park, Berryville, Ark.
BibliographyRothrock, Thomas. Congressman James Trimble. Arkansas Historical Quarterly 28 (Spring 1969): 76-85.