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
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.