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James Henry Rowe, American lawyer. Decorated two Presidential citations, Navy Commendation ribbon, battle stars (8). Served as Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1945, PTO.


Rowe, James Henry was born on June 1, 1909 in Butte, Montana, United States. Son of James Henry and Josephine (Sullivan) Rowe.


Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1931, Bachelor of Laws, 1934.


Engaged as attorney with the National Emergency Council, 1934. Secretary to Oliver Wendell Holmes, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1934-1935. Attorney Reconstruction Finance Corporation, 1935, Department Labor, 1935-1936.

Power division Public Works Administration, 1936, Securities and Exchange Commission, 1937. Staff Democratic National Committee, 1936 campaign. Assistant to James Roosevelt (secretary to President), 1938.

Administrative assistant to President of the United States, 1939-1941. Assistant attorney general department of Justice, 1941-1943. Technical adviser International Military Tribunal, Nuernburg, 1945-1946, private law practice, from 1946.

Director Commercial Credit Company. Cons. bureau of Budget, 1947. Member First Hoover Commission, 1948-1949.

Public member Foreign Service Selection Board, State Department, 1948. Chairman commission to reorganize government P.R., 1949. Chairman advising committee on personnel Secretary State, 1950.

Counsel Senate Majority Policy committee United States Senate, 1956. Commissioner Franklin Roosevelt Memorial Commission, 1956, Roosevelt-Campobello International Park Commission, 1967. Member Conference on Public Service, 1960-1963.

Chairman United States-P.R. Commision on Status, 1964-1967. Member panel on study Presidency for the 80’s, Academy Public Administration, 1980. Member task force on study Presidency and the Press, University of Virginia, 1980.

Trustee, former chairman 20th Century Fund. Board overseer Harvard, 1965-1971. Board visitors Air U., 1964-1967.

Advisory council School Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins.


Served as Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1945, PTO.


Married Elizabeth Holmes Ulman, September 6, 1937. Children: Elizabeth (Mistress Douglas Costle), Clarissa (Mistress Stephen Batzell), James III. Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1931, Bachelor of Laws, 1934.

James Henry Rowe

Josephine (Sullivan) Rowe

Elizabeth Holmes Ulman

1934 Rowe

Harvard Rowe

Clarissa Rowe (Mistress Stephen Batzell)

1931 Rowe

Elizabeth Rowe (Mistress Douglas Costle)

Bachelor of Laws Rowe

James III. Bachelor of Arts Rowe