James Thomas Burrows (13 July 1904 – 10 June 1991) was a New Zealand teacher, sportsman, administrator, and military leader. He was born in Prebbleton, New Zealand, on 13 July 1904. Following his education at Christchurch Boys' High School, he became a teacher.
As a rugby union player, Burrows was a hooker. He represented Canterbury in 1923 and from 1925 to 1930. He was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, on their first ever tour of South Africa in 1928. On that tour he played in nine matches and scored two tries, but he did not appear in any of the Tests. He was sole selector and coach of the Canterbury team from 1932 to 1933, and manager–coach for the All Blacks in their 1937 test series against South Africa.
He also played nine first-class matches for the Canterbury cricket team in the Plunket Shield.
A Territorial Force officer, Burrows volunteered for overseas service during the Second World War. Serving in Greece, Crete, North Africa and Italy, he rose to the rank of brigadier.
Leaving the army in 1944, he became rector of Waitaki Boys' High School. He resigned this position in 1949 and rejoined the Army, serving as commander of the New Zealand force in Korea in 1953.