He attended the fledgling Southfield School in Shreveport and then graduated from Culver Military Academy. At Princeton he majored in history and belonged to Terrace.
During the Korean conflict, he served in Tokyo in psychological warfare in the Special Forces branch of the Army. Upon discharge in 1953, he returned to his hometown of Shreveport, where he joined his family’s business and ventured into a few enterprises of his own.
Consistent with his love of hunting, he was one of the founding members of the Shreveport Ducks Unlimited Chapter. An active member of St. Mark’s Cathedral, he was its treasurer for many years. He was a longtime board member of the Southfield School, which his family helped establish in 1936.
Jim is survived by his wife, Minette, whom he married in 1956, daughter Minette, son James, and five grandchildren.