Hinton James (representative)

Hinton James ( born April 24, 1884 in Laurinburg, Scotland County, North Carolina; † November 3, 1948 ) was an American politician. In the years 1930 and 1931, he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Hinton James attended both public and private schools of his home and the Davidson College. He then worked in Laurinburg in agriculture and as a cotton merchant. He also worked in the banking industry. Between 1917 and 1919 he sat in the council of Laurinburg; 1919 to 1921 he was mayor of this place. James was a member of the Democratic Party. After the death of Congressman William C. Hammer, he was at the due election for the seventh seat of North Carolina as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 4 November 1930. Since he resigned at the regular elections of the year 1930 on another candidacy, he could only finish the current term in Congress until March 3, 1931.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives James resumed his previous activities on again. From 1941 to 1944 he served on the school board of Laurinburg. He was also between 1941 and 1945 State Representative for hunting and inland fishing. He was also a member of the district board of Democrats. Hinton James died on November 3, 1948 in his hometown of Laurinburg.