Bachelor in Political Science and Economics, Yale University, 1956.
Investment broker, Eastman Dillon, Union Securities, Boston, 1960-1963; investment broker, Dean Witter and Company, Boston, 1963-1968; investment broker, White Weld and Company (acquired by Merrill Lynch 1978), Boston, 1968-1978; vice president investments, Paine Webber, Boston, 1979-1991; 1st vice president, Paine Webber, Boston, 1991-1993; senior vice president, Paine Webber, Boston, since 1993.
Active various committees First church Christian Science, Hingham, Massachusetts, 1966-1993. Class agent, alumni interviewer Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1978-1990. Tutor Literacy Volunteers American, Quincy, Massachusetts, 1989-1991.
Member Capital Budget Committee, Cohasset, Massachusetts, 1989-1992. Board directors, clerk New England Wildlife Center, Hingham, 1990-1994, board directors, since 1994. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1957-1960.
Member Rotary (director Boston chapter since 1991).
Married Candace Claire Kinney, March 10, 1962 (deceased May 1986). Children: James E. III, Peter. Married Barbara Jones Whittaker, June 20, 1987.
Stepchildren: William Whittaker, Robert Whittaker.