James William Hawes, American lawyer. member of coms. that secured passage of reform measures relating to New York City.
Hawes, James William was born on July 9, 1844 in Chatham, Massachusetts, United States. Son of James and Susannah (Taylor) Hawes.
Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1866, A.M., 1869. Studied Harvard Law School, 1867-1868. Admitted to bar, 1868.
Alderman, New York, 1881, 1882. Leading organizer, 1887, of Republican League of the United States, and New York State Republican League. Member of coms. that secured passage of reform measures relating to New York City.
Chairman of various coms. of political clubs that secured the constitutional convention of 1894 and assisted in its work. Drafted the naturalization law of 1895. Translator: The Letter from Brazil, 1886.
The Guarany, a Brazilian Romance. Author: Legislative Reform, 1886. The New Constitution of Brazil, 1892.
Edmond Hawes of Yarmouth, Massachusetts, An Emigrant to America in 1635, His Ancestors, and Some of His Descendants, 1914. Retired from practice, 1910.
Member of coms. that secured passage of reform measures relating to New York City.
Married Amelia Appleton Prendergast, October 14, 1873.