James C. Freeman

James Crawford Freeman ( born April 1, 1820 Gray, Jones County, Georgia, † September 3, 1885 in Atlanta, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1873 and 1875 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Freeman attended the common schools and worked in agriculture. In 1865 he moved to Griffin, where he continued this activity. He also entered the trade and the banking industry.

Politically, Freeman joined after the Civil War the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1872 he was in the fifth electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Dudley M. DuBose on March 4, 1873. Until March 3, 1875, he graduated only one term in Congress. It is noteworthy that he gave Henry Ossian Flipper at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, who graduated first African American to this academy.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives James Freeman moved to Atlanta, where he worked in the trade. There he is on September 3, 1885 and passed away.