James Remington Fairlamb was an American organist. He was U.S. Consul at Zurich, Switzerland for four years. Finally settled in New York City, where he has been organist and choirmaster at the Church of the Ascension, St. Ignatius, Rutgers and the Messiah. He has directad many choral societies and succeeded Alfred Eelier, the well known english director and composer in the direction of the Comley-Barton Opera Company. His published compositions number around 200, and he was decorated with "the Great Gold Medal of Art and Science" by King Carl of Wurtemberg.