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TRIMBLE, James William

TRIMBLE, James William
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1894–1972

Biography

TRIMBLE, James William, A Representative from Arkansas; born in Osage, Carroll County, Ark., February 3, 1894; attended the public schools; was graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1917; was admitted to the bar in 1925 and commenced practice in Berryville, Carroll County, Ark.; during the First World War served in the United States Army as a private and was assigned to the Adjutant General's Office, Little Rock, Ark.; county official of Carroll County, Ark., 1920-1928; prosecuting attorney of the fourth judicial circuit of Arkansas 1930-1938; judge of the fourth judicial circuit of Arkansas 1938-1944; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1967); chairman, Special Committee on Chamber Improvements (Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress; resided in Berryville, Ark.; died in Eureka Springs, Ark., March 10, 1972; interment in Berryville Memorial Park, Berryville, Ark.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Arkansas
Special Collections Department

Fayetteville, AR
Papers: 1894-1972, 10.5 linear feet. This collection contains mostly family papers of James W. Trimble. The materials include congressional papers, personal papers, photographs, genealogical information, diplomas, awards, certificates, and clippings which refer to James W. Trimble, his family, and other members of the Arkansas Congressional delegation. The papers also contain broadsides that have been removed to the broadside collection. A finding aid for the papers is available in the repository and online.

Wichita State University Libraries
Department of Special Collections

Wichita, KS
Papers: 1945-1967, 0.8 linear foot. The collection of James W. Trimble contains his congressional papers documenting such issues as agriculture, the Beaver Dam, Buffalo River, Crooked Creek Dam, Farmers Home Administration, FCC, Indian Land Claim (Kaw), and the OEO. Also included in the collection are miscellaneous speeches, Washington correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs. A finding aid for the papers is available in the repository and online.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Rothrock, Thomas. "Congressman James Trimble." Arkansas Historical Quarterly 28 (Spring 1969): 76-85.

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