He was born in Carlinville, Ill. At Princeton he took his meals at Elm Club, served as editor of the Bric-a-Brac, and was a member of the junior prom committee.
After three years at Princeton, Jim was granted early admission to the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. Upon his graduation from medical school, Princeton granted him a bachelor’s degree.
Jim enlisted in the Army and served as chief of surgery at the American Hospital in Paris. Following his discharge from the Army, Jim furthered his training in surgery and became board-certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery. A firm believer that no patient should be subjected to an old surgeon, Jim retired at age 60.
During his long retirement, Jim maintained homes in Florida and northern Michigan, as well as his St. Louis residence, and traveled extensively.
The class extends its condolences to Jim’s sister, Byrd Bean; daughter Margaret Bible; son James Jr.; and his extended family.