James Robert Claiborne

James Robert Claiborne ( born June 22, 1882 in St. Louis, Missouri, † February 16, 1944 ) was an American politician. Between 1933 and 1937 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Claiborne was a grandson of Congressman Nathaniel Claiborne (1777-1859) of Virginia. He attended the common schools. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Missouri in Columbia and his 1907 was admitted as a lawyer in St. Louis, he began to work in this profession. Later he held for some years of legal lectures at Saint Louis University. In 1924 he applied unsuccessfully for the post of a judge in the eighth judicial district of Missouri.

Politically Claiborne was a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1932 he was in the twelfth constituency } of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Leonidas C. Dyer on March 4, 1933. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1937 two legislative sessions. During this time the first New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were adopted under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1933 was repealed with the 21st Amendment to the Constitution of the 18th Amendment in 1919 again. It was about the ban on the trade in alcoholic beverages.

1936 James Claiborne was not nominated by his party for re-election. In the following years he practiced again as a lawyer in St. Louis, where he died on 16 February 1944.