James Graham Phelps Stokes
He was born in New York, on March 18, 1872, the son of Anson Phelps Stokes and Helen Louisa Phelps. His father was one of the most prominent bankers of this city. He was educated at the Berkeley School, New York, and while there was president of the Interscholastic Athletic Association of New York. In 1889 he entered the Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University, where he was an editor of the "Yale Record," vice-president of the College Young Men's Christian Association, director of the Cooperative Association, and a member of the Delta Psi Fraternity. He was graduated in 1892, with the degree of Ph. B., and spent the next year in traveling around the world.
In the fall of 1893 he entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and was graduated in 1896, with the degree of M. D. He served for some time as assistant ambulance surgeon at Roosevelt Hospital. He did not take up regular medical practice, however, but used his education as an instrument in sociological work. In 1896 he became a resident at the University Settlement, and a sanitary inspector for the then East Side Sanitary Union. He spent the college year of 1896-97 studying sociology, pauperism, and penology at Columbia University.
For some years he has been a member of the executive committee of the Armstrong Association, a trustee of the Tuskegee Institute, a manager of the Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor, chairman of Hartley House, a director of the Institution for Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb, chairman of the People's Institute, a member of the executive committee of the Federation of Churches and Christian Workers, a member of the council of the University Settlement Society, a director of the Legal Aid Society, a trustee of the City Club, and also director of the Prison Association.
Stokes passed away in his native New York City on April 9, 1960, at the age of 88.
- Hartley House: And Its Relations to the Social Reform Movement, (1897)
- The Socialism of To-day: A Source-Book of the Present Position and Recent Development of the Socialist and Labor Parties in All Countries, Consisting Mainly of Original Documents, (1916)
- Down with Democracy! Down with Authority! : Lenine, (1919)
- Industrial Paralysis under the Bolsheviki: An Examination of Falling Off of Productivity of Manufacturing Centers under 'Dictatorship of Proletariat', (1919)
- The One Lord of East and West, (1956)
- The Ever-Returning Christ: And Other Writings, (1958)
- The American Jewish Woman: A Documentary History, Rose Harriet Pastor Phelps Stokes
- LET IDLE SOCIALISTS HUNGER, SAYS STOKES; Non-Producers, He Explains to Critics, Must Pay the Price of Indolence, The New York Times
- (1902) New York State's prominent and progressive men: an encyclopaedia of contemporaneous biography, Volume 3. New York Tribune, 318.
- J.G. PHELPS STOKES TO WED YOUNG JEWESS; Engagement of Member of Old New York Family Announced. BOTH WORKED ON EAST SIDE Flattering Article by Miss Pastor, as Reporter, May Have Brought About the Engagement
- Guide to the Rose Pastor Stokes Papers.
- Rand School of Social Science,  The American Labor Year Book, Volume 1, 1916
- HEARST CONVENTION THE BIGGEST OF ALL; Nominee Says He Has No Misgivings About Winning Now. GOT A 14-MINUTE OVATION " Boos" for a Jerome Supporter -- Ford and Stokes Nominated to Fill Out the Ticket. HEARST CONVENTION THE BIGGEST OF ALL. The New York Times (October 13, 1905).
- A FULL HEARST TICKET; To be Put Up To-night -- 100,000 Votes Sure, Says Ihmsen.. The New York Times (October 14, 1905).
- Obituary - New York Times April 9, 1960 - J. G. PHELPS STOKES, dies at 88 - Former Millionaire socialist, The New York Times