Henry James (biographer)
Henry James (May 18, 1879 – December 13, 1947) was an American writer who won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography in 1931. He was the son of philosopher and psychologist William James, nephew of novelist Henry James.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, James graduated with an A.B. from Harvard University in 1899 and a Bachelor of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1904. He practiced law in Boston until 1912, when he became business manager of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. During World War I he was a member of the Rockefeller Foundation's War Relief Commission, served as a private in the 89th Infantry Division, and was commissioned as a lieutenant. In 1917, he married Olivia Cutting, daughter of financier William Bayard Cutting. After their divorce, he married Dorothea Draper Bladgen in 1938.
James wrote Richard Olney and His Public Service (1923), a biography of the United States Secretary of State, and Charles W. Eliot, President of Harvard University, 1869-1901 (1930), which won the 1931 Pulitzer Prize for History. He also edited The Letters of William James (1921).
- Heinz Dietrich Fischer; Erika J. Fischer (October 2002). Complete biographical encyclopedia of Pulitzer Prize winners, 1917-2000: journalists, writers and composers on their ways to the coveted awards. Walter de Gruyter. p. 115. ISBN 978-3-598-30186-5. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
- "Henry James, Head of Annuity Board: Winner of '30 Pulitzer Prize for Biography Dies - Novelist's Nephew, Philosopher's Son". The New York Times. December 15, 1947. p. 25.
- "MISS CUTTING ONE OF BRIDES OF A DAY: DAUGHTER OF MRS. BAYARD CUTTING MARRIES HENRY JAMES OF ROCKEFELLER INSTITUTE". The New York Times. 12 June 1917. p. 13.