Former Tooele city manager Dale W. James, 74, died Dec. 29, 1990, in Salt Lake City at the age of 74.

Mr. James served as Tooele city manager for 13 years from 1945 through 1958. He served as president of the Utah Society for Public Administration in 1957. Mr. James was also active in businesses involved with manufacturing, construction and mining. He was a candidate for the Utah State Senate in 1964. Mr. James was active in politics and civic affairs, including Sons of Utah Pioneers, Lions Club, Boy Scouts and the Tooele Chamber of Commerce.Mr. James was born Jan. 28, 1916, in Tooele to Daniel and Eva Randall James. He married Darl Rhodes in the Salt Lake LDS Temple in February 1938. She preceded him in death in January 1985. Mr. James married Gertie Barney in April 1986.

He is survived by his wife, Gertie; seven children and two sisters. The funeral will be Friday, Jan. 4, 1 p.m. in the Tooele 7th Ward Chapel, 150 W. 100 North.