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Real estate development company executive

James William McFarland, American real estate company executive, consultant. Named honorary citizen of Mobile and New Orleans, honorary member mayor's staff, Mobile, Alabama.


McFarland, James William was born on September 7, 1948 in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. Son of Ward Wharton and Frances Adelia (Morrow) McFarland.


Bachelor of Science, University Alabama, University, 1971.


Director real estate Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., Louisville, 1970—1972. Vice president Ward McFarland, Inc., Tuscaloosa, Alabama, since 1972. Director Ward McFarland, Inc., Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Charter investor chair of real estate University Alabama.


Member Council Development of French in Louisiana, since 1976, Friends of Library., since 1975. Commissioner Department Mental Health, Alabama, 1987—1989. Republican nominee United States Congress Alabama 7th District, 1986.

Chairman Alabama Rapid Rail Transit Commission. Vice chairman Louisiana-Mississippi-Alabama Rapid Rail Transit Commission, 1983—1984, chairman, 1984. State advisor Congressional Advisory Committee, American Security Council.

Member Republican State Executive Committee, since 1991. Chairman Tuscaloosa County Representatives, since 1991. Young churchmen adviser Episcopal Diocese Alabama, 1976, convention delegate.

Senior warden Christ Episcopalian Church, 1984. Board director Tuscaloosa Kidney Foundation. Member of National Small Business Association, Tuscaloosa Board Realtors, National Association Realtors, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (flotilla Commander and district public affairs officer 1997, flotilla staff officer since 1994, district staff officer since 1997), University Alabama Alumni Association, University Alabama Commerce Executives Society, Alabama Association RailRoad Passengers (president 1982, 1990, 1991), National Association RailRoad Passengers, Kiwanis (Greater Tuscaloosa chapter), North River Yacht Club, Delta Sigma Pi.


Married Miriam Melinda Webster, February 20, 1971 (divorced). Children: James William, Mimi Morrow.

Ward Wharton McFarland

Frances Adelia (Morrow) McFarland

Miriam Melinda Webster

James William McFarland

Mimi Morrow McFarland