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Honorable William Joseph James
20 Feb 1874, Franklin County, Alabama – 1907, Franklin County, Alabama
Son of PVT. William A. James (5 Feb 1836 AL – 14 Jan 1912 AL), and Mary E. Pace (13 Oct 1838 AL – 2 Jan 1882 AL)
Education: Russellville high school, attended the State Normal College at Florence 1894-1895, and Entered the law office of Almon & Bullock at graduation.
Dec 1895 • Alabama - Married Ada Rogers (1876 – 1937), daughter of Daniel Mortimer Rogers and Rebecca Malinda Stone.
1896 • Russellville, Franklin, Alabama, USA - Admitted to the bar by Chancellor Simpson, had a private practice until 1903 when he moved to the firm of Bullock & James
1898 • Franklin County, Alabama, USA - Appointed as the County Solicitor, for a term expiring in 1904; Served as the chairman of the Democratic county committee from 1898 -1902
1902 • Alabama, USA - Elected to the legislature, the first Democratic representative for nearly twenty-five years.
Memberships: Member of the Woodmen of the World, the Knights of Pythias passing through the chairs, and of the Baptist church.
Source: Notable Men of Alabama: Personal and Genealogical, Volume 2, pages 251 & 252
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