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James Travis BURROUGHS

James Travis Burroughs, American state agency administrator. Bar: California 1990, United States District Court (northern district) California 1990, United States District Court (eastern district) 1992, District of Columbia 1992. Commissioner San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, 1994-1996, California Coastal Conservancy, San Francisco, 1994-1996. Member California State Bar (environmental law section), Order of Coif.

Background

  • Burroughs, James Travis was born on December 31, 1955 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Robert Walter and Mary Elizabeth (Gowan) Burroughs.

  • Education

    • Whitman College (Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 1978). University of Wisconsin-Madison (Master of Arts, 1981). Georgetown University (Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 1990).

      Order of the Coif.

    Career

    • Legislation assistant United States Congressman Norm Shumway, Washington, 1981-1983, Senator Pete Wilson, Washington, 1983-1989. Associate Beveridge & Diamond, Washington and San Francisco, 1989-1994. Deputy secretary, general counsel State of California Resources Agency, Sacramento, 1994-1996.

      Chief deputy director California Department Forestry and Fire Protection, since 1996.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1990, United States District Court (northern district) California 1990, United States District Court (eastern district) 1992, District of Columbia 1992.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Commissioner San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, 1994-1996, California Coastal Conservancy, San Francisco, 1994-1996. Member California State Bar (environmental law section), Order of Coif.

    Personality

    Interests

    Outdoors activities, exercise.

    Connections

    • Married Carrie Lowe, June 24, 1995.
    • father: Robert Walter Burroughs
    • mother: Mary Elizabeth (Gowan) Burroughs
    • spouse: Carrie Lowe
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    Born December 31, 1955
    (age 61)
    Nationality
    • 1990
      California
    • 1990
      Admitted to the bar
      California