James A Babbitt (1869-) was a Philadelphia area physician, chairman of the Central Board of Football officials, and a member of the Intercollegiate Football Rules Committee. Babbitt was born in Vermont, on October 22, 1869, to Mary F. Babbitt and James N. Babbitt. He married Marcella Stovall Hardwick, and the couple had three daughters: Mary E Babbitt (b. 1897), Helen A. Babbitt (b. 1900), and Mary A Babbitt (b. 1912). Babbitt received his B.A. at Yale, and his M.A. at Haverford College. Babbitt was a physician at the German Hospital, an assistant instructor in Otology at the University of Pennsylvania, a Laryngologist at the Children's Hospital, and a Professor of Hygiene and Physical Education at Haverford College. As part of his relief work in France during and after WWI, Babbitt lead 54 members of the American Friends Reconstruction Unit No.1, part of the Anglo-American Mission of Friends under the umbrella of the Red Cross. Babbitt died October 15, 1944, in Philadelphia , Pa.