Howard I James
HOWARD I. JAMES, Esq., of Bristol, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, senior member of the firm of Gilkeson & James, is the second son of Eugene and Martha A. (Rialc) James, of Doylestown township, whose ancestry is given on other pages of this work, and was born on his father's farm in Doylestown township. He was educated at the public schools and Doylestown Seminary, and read law with his brother, Henry A. James, Esq., and was admitted to the Bucks county bar May, 1892. He opened an office at Bristol, Bucks county, and began the practice of his profession, forming a partnership with his brother Henry A., who had an office at Doylestown. In 1898 he formed a co-partnership with Hon. B. K Gilkeson, of Bristol, under the firm name of Gilkeson & James. This firm was for many years the leading one at the local bar, and did an immense amount of legal business, the routine work of which devolved largely upon Mr. James. At the death of Mr. Gilkeson, in 1904, Mr. James continued the business for the family, and on the admission of B. F. Gilkeson, Jr., to the bar about a year later, he became a member of the firm, the old firm name of Gilkeson & James being continued. Mr. James has been a successful practitioner, and is one of the leaders among the younger members of the bar, and highly respected by his fellow attorneys.