Bachelor, College City New York. Master of Arts, New York University, 1960.
Editorial assistant Random House, Incorporated, New York York City, 1947. Book sales representative Sterling Public Company, 1949-1951. Also sales manager; book sales representative Holiday House Inc., William R. Scott, Inc., Pantheon Books, Inc., Arco Public Company, Incorporated, New York York City, 1949-1951.
Literature agent, since 1960. President James F. Seligmann, Incorporated, New York York City, 1960-1968. Partner Seligmann & Collier, 1968-1975.
Proprietor James Seligmann Agency, since 1976.
Volunteer for Stevenson, 1952. Member Stevensonian Democratic Club (name changed to East Midtown Reform Democratic Club), 1953-1968, Gramercy-Stuyvesant Indiana Democrats, since 1973. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1945.
Member Society Authors' Representatives.
Married Ursula Buchholz, February 19, 1948.