Public Figure Profiles

James Shumway

James Hyrum Shumway (July 8, 1939 – May 11, 2003) was an election administrator and Secretary of State of Arizona.

He was born in Tempe and attended Tempe High School where he became a noted football player. His skill in this sport earned him a football scholarship to Brigham Young University where he also excelled at the game. It was there that he met his future wife, Lurline, and they married in 1958 and had four children.

Graduating from the university with a degree in business administration, Jim Shumway began his lengthy career in public service as a voting machine mechanic with the Maricopa County election department in 1960.

He served as the Pima County, Arizona election director from 1976 to 1980 before becoming Arizona's first state elections officer. When Secretary of State Rose Mofford assumed the post of governor in 1988, Jim Shumway became Arizona's Secretary of State. He sought but failed in his bid to maintain this position in 1990, but went on to become Maricopa County's election director and served expertly in that capacity until his retirement in 1994. He died on May 11, 2003, aged 63.

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Some of their strengths

James Shumway has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Imaginative, Compassionate, Loyal, Caring, Passionate, Intelligent, and Intuitive.

Intuitive and Imaginative

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, James Shumway is someone who is a highly intuitive, creative and imaginative person who is very loyal, caring and compassionate to others. A person who is a bit of a "lone wolf".

Passionate and Intense

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know James Shumway well know them as someone who can be passionate, proud, and intense, like the sun or a blazing fire.

Imaginative and Sentimental

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe James Shumway as someone who is imaginative, sentimental, and in touch with emotions.

A person who has extremely good memory and analytical skills, likes to make sure that everyone gets along, enjoys all kinds of situations and people, has a talent for travel and languages, and who makes lifelong friends.

Justice-seeking and Insightful

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, James Shumway is someone who tends to be intolerant of unfairness in life, and who has an uncanny ability to reveal the truth in any situation.

They are also someone who is balanced, stable, and energetic, who likes the idea of home and family, and who is very comfortable being the person in charge.

Traditional and Patient

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, James Shumway tends to be someone who is a patient person that is very emotional, has a very sharp memory, has an ability to understand people, and who tends to be traditional and frugal.

Some of James Shumway's challenges

While James Shumway has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, James Shumway can be Emotional, Sensitive, Standoffish, Short-tempered, Impulsive, Arrogant, and Status-seeking.

Emotional and Standoffish

One of James Shumway's key challenges is that they are someone who can be emotional and standoffish.

James Shumway must also exercise caution as they can be excessive and unrealistic.

Irritable and Moody

James Shumway is someone who can be irritable and moody, have a tendency to experience self-doubt, be too secretive, can take too many risks, and who can have an extreme approach to managing personal finances.

Sensitive and Money-oriented

Finally, James Shumway also can have mood swings, be overly sensititive, and be a bit rigid and materialistic.

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