Babb, James E. (James Elisha), 1864-1934

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James Elisha Babb practiced law in Chicago, 1882-1892; in 1892 he moved to Lewiston, Idaho and praticed law there.

From the description of James E. Babb Memorial collection, 1860-1942 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702165962

James Elisha Babb practiced law in Chicago, 1882-1892; in 1892 he moved to Lewiston, Idaho, and practiced law there.

James Elisha Babb was born on 1864 January 11, the son of Milton and Elizabeth (Littler) Babb. Raised in Champaign County, Illinois, Babb attended Illinois College and graduated in 1882 with a B.S. In 1884 he received his law degree from Union College of Law, Northwestern University, and then entered private law practice in Chicago. Four years later he married Daisey Tinkham, the daughter of a Northern Civil War veteran, Charles Johnson Tinkham.

Babb moved to Lewiston, Idaho, in 1892 and soon became one of the most prominent lawyers and Republicans in the State. He was often asked to run for Justice of the State Supreme Court, Congressman, Senator, and Governor. Each time he turned down the requests. Nevertheless, he did play a prominent role in Idaho politics as close advisor to Senator William E. Borah and many other Republican office holders.

Babb died 1934 May 26.

From the guide to the James E. Babb Memorial collection, 1860-1942, (Manuscripts and Archives)

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associatedWith Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957. person
associatedWith Banks, Nathaniel Prentice, 1816-1894. person
associatedWith Barnard, J. G. (John Gross), 1815-1882. person
associatedWith Borah, William Edgar, 1865-1940. person
associatedWith Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925. person
associatedWith Cantor, Eddie, 1892-1964. person
associatedWith Capen, Nahum, 1804-1886. person
associatedWith Chafee, Adna Romanza, 1884-1941. person
associatedWith Crawford, Samuel Wylie, 1829-1892. person
associatedWith Dupont, Pierre, 1821-1870. person
associatedWith Fergus, Robert Collyer. person
associatedWith Fergus, Robert Collyer. person
associatedWith Fouch, Altha E. person
associatedWith Franklin, William Buel, 1823-1903. person
associatedWith Headley, Joel Tyler, 1813-1897. person
associatedWith Heyburn, Weldon Brinton, 1852-1912. person
correspondedWith Immigration Restriction League (U.S.). corporateBody
associatedWith Jay, John, 1817-1894. person
associatedWith Jolson, Al, 1886-1950. person
associatedWith League of Nations. corporateBody
associatedWith Lyon, Caleb, 1822-1875. person
associatedWith Marshall, John, 1755-1835. person
associatedWith McKinley, William, 1843-1901. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
associatedWith Tinkham, Charles Johnson, 1825-1891. person
associatedWith Union College of Law corporateBody
associatedWith Wilson, Edgar, 1861-1915. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
West (U.S.)
West (U.S.)


Birth 1864

Death 1934



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