James, also a long-time Sulphur attorney, was the first and only attorney for the West Calcasieu Port since the port authority was created by an act of the Louisiana Legislator in 1964.
“When man first walked on the moon in July 1969, Glen James already had notched four months of experience as the West Cal Port’s attorney of record,” Kennison noted in 2019, when the port honored James for a half century of dedicated service.
A 1964 graduate of Texas A&M University, James received his law degree from Louisiana State University and was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar in 1969, the same year he began providing legal services to the small port on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway 12 miles south of Sulphur.
James also served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve for 13 years and served one tour in Vietnam. He is a former city attorney for the City of Sulphur and served on the board of Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles for 11 years. He and his wife, Darlene, reside in Sulphur and have five children, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Located 12 miles south of Interstate 10 and just west of Highway 27, the West Calcasieu Port has 7,000 linear feet of waterfront property on the GIWW.
In addition to barge-fleeting operations, wet-barge cleaning/stripping services, dry-barge cleaning/repair services, marine fueling and diesel engine repair, port tenants also provide construction equipment refurbishing/storage.