James Flynn Stutsman

James Flynn Stutsman Papers
1 mss. box
Manuscript Section, Indiana Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Barbara Hilderbrand, January 2007


Biographical Note:

James Flynn Stutsman was born July 19, 1860 in Peru, Indiana. He graduated from Wabash College in 1884. He married Jessie Emilie Herron in 1910. Stutsman was chiefly a lawyer but also worked as a clerk, realtor, and banker. He was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives in 1885, 1901, and 1903. He served as the Assistant Chief of U.S. Geodetic Survey for Indiana in 1884 and 1885. He was an examiner for the U.S. Department of Justice 1891-1893 and the U.S. Minister to Bolivia in 1908-1910. He became the U.S. Commissioner General to Central America and West Indies for the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1913 and the Speaker for the U.S. Fuel Administration in 1917. James Flynn Stutsman died December 15, 1917 in Washington, D.C.


Rebecca A. Shepherd ... [et al.], eds. A Biographical directory of the Indiana General Assembly v. 2. Indianapolis: Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains Stutsman’s papers regarding the Republican Party, his work in Central and South America, and his attempts to secure federal appointments. Also included is his correspondence regarding the 1916 Republican presidential campaign and his papers regarding the Panama-Pacific Exposition, including his reports, and his communications with heads of state in Central American and the West Indies. Other correspondence includes information regarding Bolivian affairs and a report of Lafayette attorney Will R. Wood on his trip to Cuba with Stutsman.

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1.

1. Correspondence, 1884-1901
2. Papers, 1902-1908
3. Papers, 1909-1911
4. Correspondence, 1912
5. Papers, 1913
6. Papers, 1913
7. Papers, 1913
8. News clippings, 1914
9. News clippings, 1914-1915
10. Correspondence, 1916
11. Papers, 1916
12. Correspondence, 1916
13. Papers, undated
14. News clippings, undated 

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:
1 mss. box (281 items)
Collection Dates:
Access: This collection is open for research.
Reproduction Rights:
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Language Materials are entirely in English
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