James M. Hanks
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
Preceded byLogan H. Roots
Succeeded byAsa Hodges
Personal details
Born(1833-02-12)February 12, 1833
Helena, Arkansas
DiedMay 24, 1909(1909-05-24) (aged 76)
Helena, Arkansas
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Louisville

James Millander Hanks (February 12, 1833 – May 24, 1909) was a U.S. Representative from Arkansas.

Born in Helena, Arkansas, Hanks attended the public schools, the college at New Albany, Indiana, and Jackson College, Columbia, Tennessee. He studied law. He was graduated from the University of Louisville in 1855. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Helena. He served as judge of the first judicial district of Arkansas 1864-1868.

Hanks was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1872. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. He died in Helena, Arkansas He was interred in Maple Hill Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "James M. Hanks (id: H000157)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
=Logan H. Roots
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Asa Hodges

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