At the time of his election as sheriff, Robert. E Lee James served as clerk of Douglas County Superior Court. He served as sheriff from 1901 to 1902.
Robert E. Lee James (born, 1865, died 1949) is buried in Douglasville with his wife Eugenia Baggett. He was the youngest son of pioneer settler Stephen James of Chestnut Log and was the brother of Douglasville’s first mayor, Joe James.
Rob and Eugenia James were the parents of five children. One grandchild is former Board of Education Chairman Thelma Turley of Lithia Springs.