Craig James (politician)

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Craig T. James
Craig T. James.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byBill Chappell
Succeeded byTillie Fowler
Personal details
Craig Taylor James

(1941-05-05) May 5, 1941 (age 78)
Augusta, Georgia
Political partyRepublican

Craig Taylor James (born May 5, 1941 in Augusta, Georgia) is a lawyer and American politician who was elected to the 101st United States Congress representing Florida's 4th Congressional district in 1988 as a newly registered Republican, defeating William V. Chappell, Jr. by a margin of 50.1% to 49.9%.[1]

Personal information[edit]

James was born in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia on May 5, 1941. Currently a resides in DeLand, Florida.[2]


  • He graduated in 1959 from DeLand High School in Florida.
  • Associate degree from the University of Florida in 1961.
  • 1963 he received his B.S. from Stetson University.
  • From 1963-1969 he served in the National Guard and United States Army Reserve
  • 1967 he attended J.D. Stetson University Law School and received juris doctor.
    • Admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in DeLand


  • 1971-1975 he was commissioner of DeLand Housing authority.
  • January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1993 was elected as a Republican to the One Hundred First and One Hundred Second Congresses but was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Third Congress.
  • Currently a partner in the Deland, FL lawfirm of James and Zimmerman, P.L.

External links[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Craig James (id: J000047)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Appearances on C-SPAN


  1. ^ Michael Barone and Grant Ujifusa (1991). The Almanac of American Politics 1992. Washington, D.C.: National Journal. pp. 260–262. ISBN 0-89234-051-7.
  2. ^ "James, Craig T." United States Congress. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Bill Chappell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Tillie Fowler