Captain Richard James was a Starfleet officer in the late 24th century.
In 2354, he was named on the directory placard at Starbase 32, which listed his office in room 35258. (TNG: "Violations", directory)
In 2363, he was named as an Advanced Technologies Division officer on the dedication plaque of the USS Phoenix. (TNG: "The Wounded", dedication plaque)
In 2365, he was the commanding officer of the USS Constantinople. He was named on the Starship Deploy Status chart that was on display in the courtroom of Starbase 173. (TNG: "The Measure Of A Man", okudagram)
In 2368, he was named as an Engineering Group officer on the second version of the dedication plaque of the USS Enterprise-D. (TNG: "Silicon Avatar", dedication plaque)
Starting in 2371, he was named as a Science Ops officer on the dedication plaques of several starships. (VOY: "Caretaker", dedication plaque; VOY: "Message in a Bottle", dedication plaque)
Alternate timeline Edit
In an unknown, alternate future timeframe, Curry was named as an Engineering Division officer on the dedication plaque of the USS Pasteur. (TNG: "All Good Things..." dedication plaque)