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James William House (September 14, 1948 – December 5, 2018) was an American farmer and a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Arkansas.

Jim House
Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives
from the 89th district
In office
Succeeded byCharlie Collins
Personal details
Born(1948-09-14)September 14, 1948
Okmulgee, Oklahoma, U.S.
DiedDecember 5, 2018(2018-12-05) (aged 70)
Washington County, Arkansas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Arkansas
Occupationfarrier, farmer


House was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, and moved in 1957 to Washington County, Arkansas, where he resided in the county seat of Fayetteville. In 1971, House received his Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture from the University of Arkansas. He served in the United States Army in 1971 and 1972 and was stationed in South Vietnam. He was commissioned a sergeant. From 1974 to 2000, House worked for the Arkansas Department of Health as an area manager. He was a farmer and a farrier. House served for two terms in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011. House died on December 5, 2018 in a tractor mishap at his farm in Washington County. He was 70.[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ "The Voter's Self Defense System". Vote Smart. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  2. ^ "Farm mishap takes life of Jim House, former Northwest Arkansas lawmaker". Arkansas Online. December 6, 2018. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  3. ^ "Member Profile". Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  4. ^ "Former State Rep. Jim House Has Died". FOX16. December 6, 2018. Retrieved December 6, 2018.