Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
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HERMAN GERLACH JAMES
Herman Gerlach James, professor of government, died in 1959.
Professor James was born on January 2, 1887, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Illinois in 1906 and 1910, respectively. He earned a JD from the University of Chicago in 1909 and a PhD from Columbia University in 1911.
Professor James taught briefly at the University of Leipzig in 1911. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1912 and taught until 1925, when he resigned. He served as the director of the Bureau of Municipal Research.
Professor James authored and coauthored several books, including Applied City Government: The Principles and Practice of City Charter Making (1914), The Republics of Latin America: Their History, Governments and Economic Conditions (1923), and Brazil After a Century of Independence (1925).
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 18, 2001.