James R. Fain

Term Served

1939 to 1941

Accomplishments in Office

A dynamo of energy and action, James R. Fain, a banker and native of Tennessee, was prominent for a quarter century in the political, civic and business life of the community that he adopted.

Other accomplishments included:

  • The consolidation of city and county welfare
  • Leading the building of the Cloverdale street network, an addition to Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital
  • The opening of Reynolds Park
  • Plans for building Miller Park and a park for black citizens
James R. Fain