Rorer A. James

Rorer Abraham James (* March 1, 1859 at Brosville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; † August 6, 1921 in Danville, Virginia ) was an American politician. In the years 1920 and 1921, he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Rorer James initially enjoyed a private school and then attended the Roanoke College. Subsequently, he studied until 1882 at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and his 1887 was admitted to the bar he began to work in Danville in this profession. In this city he also worked in the newspaper business. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1889 and 1892 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia; 1893 to 1901 he was a member of the State Senate. In 1920 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco. At times, he also served as chairman of his party at the state level.

Following the resignation of Mr Edward W. Saunders James was at the due election for the fifth seat of Virginia as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 1 June 1920. After a re-election, he could remain until his death on August 6, 1921 in Congress. Then, his mandate fell by the representatives elected in a by-election J. Murray Hooker.