An attorney, James M. Roux, age 42, was preparing to move from Portland, Maine, to Northern California to work for his brother David, the co-founder of a Silicon Valley investment firm. "Jimmy Roux was my best friend growing up, and he's an interesting guy," said David Davis, a West Los Angeles man who had known Roux since they attended third grade in 1967 in Lewiston, Maine.
An avid trekker, Roux, was so fond of Nepal that he established an office in Katmandu with a Nepalese partner. Roux had recently begun to represent Sherpa guides, hoping to raise their profiles by finding roles for them in Asian advertising.
Roux's uncle, the late James Longley, was an independent who served as the governor of Maine in the 1970s.
Roux is survived by two sons, several siblings and his mother, who lives in Maine.
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