Craig James (politician)

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Craig T. James
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 82)
Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Florida (AA)
Stetson University (BS, JD)

Craig Taylor James (born May 5, 1941) is an American politician and lawyer from Florida. He served two terms in the United States Congress representing Florida's 4th Congressional district from 1989 to 1993.

Early life and career[edit]

James was born in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia on May 5, 1941. He graduated from DeLand High School in DeLand, Florida in 1959. He graduated from the University of Florida with an Associate of Arts in 1961. He graduated from Stetson University with a Bachelor of Science in 1963 and Juris Doctor in 1967.

From 1963 to 1969 he served in United States Army National Guard and United States Army Reserve.

He practiced law in DeLand from 1967 to 1971. From 1971 to 1975 he served as Commissioner of the DeLand Housing Authority.[citation needed]


From 1989 to 1993, as a Republican he represented the Florida's 4th congressional district in Congress. He did not seek reelection and continued to practice law in DeLand.

Later career[edit]

Currently he resides in DeLand, Florida.[1] He is a partner and founding member of James & Zimmerman, P.L. in DeLand.


  1. ^ "James, Craig T." United States Congress. Retrieved 10 July 2012.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded byas Former US Representative Order of precedence of the United States
as Former US Representative
Succeeded byas Former US Representative