James Z. Spearing

James Zacharie Spearing ( born April 23 1864 in Alto, Chrokee County, Texas, † November 2, 1942 in New Orleans, Louisiana ) was an American politician. Between 1924 and 1931 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Even as a toddler James Spearing came with his parents in 1866 to New Orleans. There he attended the public schools until 1877. After studying law at Tulane University, and made ​​his in 1886 admitted to the bar he began in New Orleans to work in his new profession. There he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party.

Between 1908 and 1912, and again 1916-1920 he served on the school board in the district of New Orleans. In between, he was from 1912 to 1916 a member of the School Board of the State of Louisiana. After the death of Mr H. Garland Dupré Spearing was in the due -election for the second mandate of Louisiana as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he took on 22 April 1924 its seat. After he was confirmed in each case in the next three elections, he could remain until March 3, 1931 Congress.

Before the elections of 1930 Spearing has not been nominated by his party for another term. In the following years until his death on November 2, 1942, he practiced law in New Orleans again.