James Franklin Ware was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and the Wisconsin State Senate.
Ware was born on February 11, 1849 in Litchfield, Maine. He graduated from Lawrence University in 1871 and from the University of Michigan Law School in 1873.
Ware was a member of the Assembly in 1880, 1881 and 1883. In 1884, he was elected to the Senate from the 18th District. He was a Republican.