James F. Bourland, Jr.

James Bourland


James F. Bourland, Jr.

BSChE ‘36

Senior Vice President

American Cyanamid Company



Dr. Bourland joined American Cyanamid in 1941 as a Development Chemist.  In 1958, he was named General Manager of the Chemical Research Division and was appointed General Manager of the Agricultural Division in 1965.  He was elected a Vice President of the company in 1967.


A Fort Smith native, Dr. Bourland received a M.S. degree in organic chemistry and a Ph.D. from Purdue University.  He has served on the Boards of Directors of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, the National Agricultural Chemicals Association and the Animal Health Institute.