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James Alexendre Cotton

James Alexendre Cotton, American lawyer. Bar: New York, United States District Court (southern district) New York. Board directors National Urban League, Tucson, 1978-1979, chairman 1979-1980; captain district Yorktown (New York ) Democrats, since 1982. Served to captain United States Army, 1963-1967. Member American Bar Association.

Background

  • Cotton, James Alexendre was born on November 22, 1939 in Fort Riley, Kansas, United States. Son of James and Myrtle (Lallis) Cotton.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Mesa College, 1961. Bachelor, Colorado College, 1963. Juris Doctor, University Colorado, 1970.

    Career

    • Attorney International Business Machines Corporation Corporation, Armonk, New York, 1970-1973, staff attorney Poughkeepsie, 1973-1975, Boulder, Colorado, 1975-1978, area counsel Tucson, 1978-1981, senior attorney Armonk, 1981-1992, corporation staff counsel, 1992-1996. Professor law Texas Southern University, Houston, since 1996. Visiting professor Thurgood Marshall School Law, Houston, 1981-1982, adjunct professor, since 1982.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York, United States District Court (southern district) New York.

    Politics

    Churches should be urged to demonstrate their heart for racial reconciliation by seeking to increase racial and ethnic diversity in church staff roles, leadership positions, and church membership.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Only adults could be baptized and only by total immersion in water.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    It is important to experience of God's grace working in the lives of people. Wisdom and maturity are gained from life experience, especially during the prayer and sharing stories with other Christians.

    Membership

    Board directors National Urban League, Tucson, 1978-1979, chairman 1979-1980. Captain district Yorktown (New York ) Democrats, since 1982. Served to captain United States Army, 1963-1967.

    Member American Bar Association.

    Personality

    Interests

    Chess, tennis.

    Connections

    • Married Margaret A. Davis, August 15, 1965 (divorced December 1978). Children: Lallis A., Allison M. Married Marjorie Evangeline Keene, March 15, 1980.

      1 child, William J.K.
    • father: James Cotton
    • mother: Myrtle (Lallis) Cotton
    • spouses: Margaret A. Davis
    • Marjorie Evangeline Keene
    • children: Lallis A. Cotton
    • Allison M. Cotton
    • William J.K Cotton
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    Born November 22, 1939
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