MG-160 ARTHUR H. JAMES PAPERS, 1937-1943.

Arthur H. James (1883-1974), a native of Plymouth, Luzerne County, served as governor of Pennsylvania, 1939-1943. A 1904 graduate of Dickinson School of Law, prior to becoming governor James was elected district attorney of Luzerne County in 1919, as a Republican lieutenant governor in 1926, and judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania in 1932.

A. GOVERNOR’S FILE, 1937-1943

Executive Correspondence, 1937-1943. Included is correspondence written to Governor James or the Governor’s Office concerning records of the Bureau of Vital Statistics. One letter from the bureau inquires about regulations regarding birth certificates for African Americans who might potentially work in Pennsylvania’s war industries.

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