|Birth name||James Baxter|
|Date of birth||8 June 1870|
|Place of birth||Rock Ferry, England|
|Date of death||4 July 1940|
|Place of death||Rock Ferry, England|
|Rugby union career|
|Representing Great Britain|
|1908 London||12 metre|
James Baxter (8 June 1870 – 5 July 1940) was an English rugby union player and manager.
Baxter was also a crew member of the British boat Mouchette, which won a silver medal at the 1908 Summer Olympics for sailing in the 12-metre class.
In 1927, he was president of the Rugby Football Union and managed the British and Irish Lions tour to Argentina in 1927 and the 1930 tour to New Zealand and Australia.