Son of Robert C. and Mary Jane (Ardrey) Bell. Educated at Caro-
lina Academy; A.B. Trinity College, 1886; B.L. University of Vir-
ginia, 1889. Lawyer. Member American Bar Association, N. C. Bar
Association and Mecklenburg County Bar Association. Member
State Democratic Executive Committee, 1908-1930; District delegate
to National Democratic Convention 1908; Delegate to National Dem-
ocratic Convention 1928. Member Draft Board for Charlotte and
later for the Western District of North Carolina; State Senator 1935.
Methodist. Married Miss Jessie S. Spencer, January 24, 1900. Ad-
dress: Charlotte, N. C.
KELLY EDMOND BENNETT
( TMrty-tliird District â€” Counties: Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Ma-
con and Swain. One Senator.)
Kelly Edmond Bennett, Democrat, Senator from the Thirty-third
District, was born at Bryson City, February 8. 1890. Son of Dr.
Aurelius McDonald and Mary Charlotte (Hyatt) Bennett. Attended
public school of Asheville, 1904-1905; Bryson City High School.
1905-1909; Graduate School of Pharmacy, University of North Caro-
lina, 1910-1912. Druggist. Real estate and insurance agent. :\Iem-
ber American Pharmaceutical Association; North Carolina Phar-
maceutical Association; Bryson City Lions Club; North Carolina
Board of Pharmacy, 1920-1925; active member National Association
of Boards of Pharmacy, 1920-1925; Secretary Horace Kephart Me-
morial Association; Vice-President Swain, Jackson and Haywood
Counties Alumni Association of the University of North Carolina;
Board of Aldermen Bryson City; Mayor Bryson City; Chairman
Democratic Executive Committee Swain County; Chairman North
Carolina Membership Committee of the American Pharmaceutical
Association; Chairman of Legislative Committee of the North Caro-
lina Pharmaceutical Association; member State Senate from Thirty-
second District, 1917 and 1931. Active in establishment of Great Smoky
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Mountain National Park. Introduced Higliway Bill 1917. Mason
(32d) K. C. C. H.; Sliriner; A. F. & A. M.; deacon Presbyterian
Church; member Home Mission Committee of Asheville Presbytery;
Director Maxwell Training School, Franklin, N. C; Superintend-
ent Presbyterian Sunday School. Married Miss Ola Tela Zachery,
December 30, 1913; three children.
BARREE BASCOM BLACKWELDER
(Tioenty-fifth District â€” Counties: Catawba, Iredell and Lincoln.
Barrie Bascom Blackwelder, Democrat. Senator from the Twen-
ty-fifth Senatorial District, was born at Catawba, N. C, July 4, 1884.
Son of John Wilson and Mollie (Long) Blackwelder. Attended Ca-
tawba College Preparatory School, Newton, N. C, 1899-1900; Lenoir-
Rhyne College, then Lenoir College, A.B. 1905; University of North
Carolina, A.B. 1906; University of North Carolina Law School, 1906
and part term in 1909; Summer School 1911. Cotton Textile manu-
facturer. Member Cotton Textile Institute; Director and member
Executive Committee of Solid Braided Cord Manufacturers' Asso-
ciation; member United States Chamber of Commerce; Rotarian;
President Rotary Club, 1928-1929; Director Hickory Chamber of
Commerce, 1920-1934; Vice-President First Building and Loan As-
sociation since 1932; President of A. A. Shuford Mill Company;
Pre.^ident Granite Falls Manufacturing Company, Granite Falls,
N. C; President Granite Cordage Company, Granite Falls, N. C,
since January, 1933; Municipal Judge City of Hickory, 19L'M914;
Chairman County Board of Education, 1927-1931; Mayor City of
Hickory, 1931-32; Director and member executive Committee of
North Carolina School for the Deaf, Morganton, N. C, 1929-1936;
Army Service Corps, August, 1918; served to December 24, 1918.
Camp Upton, New York; member of Masonic Lodge, including Ca-
tawba Chapter of Royal Arch Masons and Hickory Commandery,
Knights Templar; Knights of Pythias; Junior Order United Amer-
ican Mechanics; Royal Arcanum; member American Legion: mem-
ber Corinth Reform Church; Superintendent Sunday School 1924-
1926; Deacon since 1925. Married Miss Esther Shuford OcLolJcr 12,
1910. Address: Hickory, N. C.
IS-i Biographical Sketchks
WILLIAM SAMUEL BR ITT
(Eleventh Distrivt â€” County: Robeson. One Senator.)
William Samuel Britt, Democrat, Senator from the Eleventh
District, was born in Robeson County, N. C, April 6, 1882. Son of
Samuel Elzie and Martha Victoria (Nance) Britt. Attended pub-
lic schools Robeson County, 1898-1901; Robe.sou Institute and Bar-
kers Academy, 1902-1905; Buie's Creek Academy; L.L.B. Wake For-
est, 1908. Lawyer, Planter; member Board of Finance of Lumber-
ton, 1912-1913; School Trustees, 1914; Chairman Robeson County
Board of Elections; Chairman Democratic Executive Committee.
Robeson County; State Democratic Executive Committee up to 1936.
Baptist. Married Miss Ada Jocaska Cloyburn of Kershaw, S. C.
October 20, 1915. Address: Lumberton, N. C.
BURR COLEY BROCK
(Ticenty-fourtli District â€” Counties: Davie, Wilkes and Yadkin.
Burr Coley Brock, Republican, Senator from the Twenty-fourth
Senatorial District, was born in Farmington, November 26, 1891.
Son of Moses B. and Vert (Coley) Brock. Attended schools of
Cooleemee, Woodleaf, Farmington and Clemmons High School, grad-
uating in 1913. University Law School 1913-14, 1914-15; A.B. De-
partment 1915-16. Lawyer. Mason; Junior Order United American
Mechanics; Odd Fellows; President Mocksville Lodge of P. 0. S.
of A., also county and district president. Methodist Episcopal
Church, South. Teacher of Young Men's Class for eight years.
Mocksville M. E. Church, South. Now teacher of Men's Wesley
Bible Class; Chairman of the Circuit Board of Stewards, and lay-
leader of the Farmington M. E. Circuit. Representative from Davie
in General Assembly 1917, 1933 and 1935. Minority leader in Gen-
eral Assembly 1933. Chairman Joint House and Senate Caucus
Committee 1935. Married to Miss Laura Tabor December 23. 1919.
Margaret, daughter, appointed honorary page of the Legislature in
1933. Son, James Moses appointed honorary page of the Legislature
in 1935. Business address: Mocksville, N. C; home address. Farm-
ington, N. C.
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JAMES HECTOR CLARK
(Tenth District â€” Counties: Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus and
Cumberland. Two Senators.)
James Hector Clark, Democrat, Senator from the Tenth Senatorial
District, was born in Elizabethtown, N. C. Son of John Washing-
ton and Catharine Amelia (Blue) Clark. Graduated from Clark-
ton High School in 1903; Davidson College one year, term of 1903-
1904. Banker, Merchant, Farmer. Member State Highway Commis-
sion, 1931-1932; State Advisory Budget Commission, 1932-1936; ex-
officio member State Division of Purchase and Contract; Chairman
Bladen County Board of Education, 1929-1932. Pi Kappa Alpha Col-
lege Fraternity; Knights of Pythias; Mason. Presbyterian; Elder,
Superintendent Sunday School, eighteen years; President Men-of-
Church Club; Wilmington Presbyterian Home Mission Board.
Married Miss Angelyn Fetzer of Wadesboro. N. C, November 26,
1919. Address: Elizabethtown.
WILLIAM GRIMES CL.VRK
(Fourth District â€” Counties: Edgecombe and Halifax. Two Sen-
William G. Clark, Democrat, Senator from the Fourth Senatorial
District, was born in Tarboro, April 28, 1877. Son of William S.
and Lossie (Grist) Clark. Attended Horner's School, 1891-1893; Uni-
versity of North Carolina, 1893-1897. Member D. K. E. Fraternity.
Fertilizer supply merchant and farmer. President Tarboro Ginning
Co., Cotton Belt Land Co.; Vice-President Edgecombe Homestead
Building and Loan; Director Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Co.,
Greensboro; member Board of Trustees Edgecombe General Hos-
pital; Chairman of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors of
State Hospital, Raleigh; member Board of Town Commissioners,
Tarboro, 1901-1907; Chairman Board of County Commissioners, 1914-
1920. Delegate to National Democratic Convention, Halt iinore, 1912.
and Chicago, 1932. Member Board University Trustees. State Sen-
ator, 1927, 1929, 1931, 1933 and 1935. President pro ton of Senate.
1933. Episcopalian. Married Miss Ruth Duval Ilardisty, April 17,
1901. Address: Tarboro, N. C.
i86 Biographical Sketches
KOBERT LEE COBURN
(Second Districtâ€” Counties: Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Martin, Pam-
lico, Tyrell and Wasliiugton. Two Senators.)
Robert Lee Coburn, Democrat, Senator from tlie Second Sena-
torial District, was born at Dardens, N. C, June 5, 1895. Son of
William Thompson and Anna Beatrice (McCaskey) Coburn. At-
tended Dardens Graded School, 1902-1916, and the University of
North Carolina, 1920-1922. Lawyer. Mayor of Williamston, 1925-
1933; Chairman School Board since 1932. Served in World War,
April. 1918, to April, 1919, 105th Engineers of the 30th Division in
the A. E. F. State Senator, 1935. Married Miss Martha Harrison,
February 19, 1931. One son, Robert L., Jr. Address: Williamston,
JOSEPH COLIN EAGLES
(Sixth District â€” Counties: Franklin. Nash and Wilson. Two Sen-
Joseph Colin Eagles, Democrat, Senator from the Sixth Sena-
torial District, was born in Edgecombe County, September 16, 1871.
Son of Benjamin Franklin and Sydney Elizabeth (Bradley) Eagles.
Educated in the county schools, Davis Military Academy and Wake
Forest College. Tobacconist, Merchant and Farmer. Charter mem-
ber and former President of N. C. Tobacco Warehouse Association;
Director WMlson Chamber of Commerce. Episcopalian. Vestryman
for the past ten years; Junior Warden since June, 1935. Married
Miss Suzie Whitehead Moye, December 15, 1909. Address: Wilson,
WALL CHRISTLIN EWING
(Tenth Districtâ€” Counties: Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus and
Cumberland. Two Senators.)
Wall Christian Ewing, Democrat, Senator from the Tenth Sena-
torial District, was born at Mount Gilead, N. C, April 3, 1891. Son
of Dr. Joseph Preston and Sallie Hearne (Christian) Ewing. At-
tended Donaldson Military School. Fayetteville, N. C, 1907; The
Citadel (South Carolina Military Academy) 1910. Farmer, Manu-
State Senators IS?
facturer of fertilizers. Member Cumberland County Democratic
Executive Committee, 1916-1922; Chairman Cumberland County
Democratic Executive ' Committee since 1935; Chairman Cumber-
land County Board of Elections, 1922-1928; member State Demo-
cratic Executive Committee since 1924; member State Board of
Conservation and Development. Mason, Elk. Presbyterian. Repre-
sentative in the General Assembly 1929, 1931 and 1933. Married
Miss Douglas Southerland, May 14, 1920. Address: Fayetteville,
EDWARD GASKILL, FLANAGAN
(Fifth District â€” County: Pitt. One Senator.)
Edward Gaskill Flanagan, Democrat. Senator from the Fifth Sen-
atorial District, was born in Greenville, N. C, December 3, 1875.
Son of John and Mary Wise Gaskill Flanagan. Attended Green-
ville High School. President of Greenville Banking and Trust Com-
pany since 1908; President of Carolina Kelvinator Company of
Greensville, N. C; President Carolina Sales Corporation; Presi-
dent of the Armistead Motor Company of Rocky Mount, N. C;
President of the Pitt Development Co., Inc.; President of the Land
Investment Co., Inc.. of Greenville, N. C; Chairman of the Board
of Northside Lumber Co., Inc., of Greenville, N. C; Director Wacho-
via Bank and Trust Co., Occidental Life Insurance Co., Goldsboro
Motor Company; member of the Advisory Board of the Reconstruc-
tion Finance Corporation, Charlotte, N. C; member of the Board
East Carolina Teachers' College and Chairman of the Building Com-
mittee since 1927; Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees Green-
ville Graded School; Chairman Finance Committee since 1912; own-
er John Flanagan Buggy Company, business established 1S6G. Dele-
gate from First District to the Democratic National Convention at
Houston, Texas, 1928, and Chicago, 1932. Knights of Pythias, Odd
Fellows, Red Men. Representative in the General Assembly from
Pitt County 1927-29-31-33. Baptist. Married Miss Rosa M. Hooker,
October 18, 1899. Address: Greenville, N. C.
188 BlOGKAPHICAL SKETCHES
ARCHIBALD CREE GAY
(Third District â€” Counties: Bertie and Northampton. One Sena-
Archibald Cree day, Democrat, Senator from the Third Senatorial
District, was born in Jackson, Northampton County, August 20,
1894. Son of Benjamin S. and Annie (Odom) Gay. Finished Jack-
son High School, 1911, and Warrenton High School, 1912; attended
University of North Carolina two years and Wake Forest College
one year; Wake Forest Law School, 1917-1918. Lawyer. Senior
member firm of Gay & Midyette, Jackson, N. C. Mayor of Jackson
four years; County Attorney Northampton County twelve years;
Chairman County Democratic Executive Committee for the past
four years. Member Jackson High School Board ten years. Cor-
poral U. S. Army fourteen months; overseas twelve months; served
in 81st Division, Company A, 306th Ammunition Train. Mason;
Shriner; Junior Order United American Mechanics; Woodmen of
the World; American Legion, Commander local post; Judge Ad-
vocate of the N. C. State Department of the American Legion. Bap-
tist. Sunday School Superintendent twelve years and Deacon for
the past fourteen years. Married Miss Ruth Gee from South Hill,
Va., June 7, 1922. Two children, Ruth Gee, age 10, and Archibald
Cree, Jr., age six months. Address: Jackson, N. C.
THOMAS JACKSON GOLD
(Seventeenth District â€” Counties: Guilford and Rockingham. Two
Thomas Jackson Gold Democrat, Senator from the Seventeenth
Senatorial District. Graduate University North Carolina, 1903;
University Law School, 1904; member law firm of Gold, McAnally
& Gold of High Point. Representative in the General Assembly,
1913, 1919 and 1927. Home: Sedgefield. Address: High Point, N. C.
State Senators 1S9
LLOYD LEE GRAVELY
(Sixth District â€” Counties: Franklin, Nash and Wilson. Two
Lloyd L. Gravely, Democrat, Senator from the Sixth Senatorial
District, was born in Danville, Virginia, December 5, 1889. Son of
J. 0. W. and Lula (Keen) Gravely. Attended University School,
Rocky Mount, 1895-1903; Randolph-Macon Academy, 1903-1905; A.B.,
Randolph-Macon College, 1910; attended Law School, University of
Virginia, 1912, and Law School of University of North Carolina,
1913. Tobacconist. Member Kiwanis Club. Director, Secretary-
Treasurer, China-American Tobacco Co. Alderman city of Rocky
Mount, 1920-21; Mayor, 1925-1928. Phi Delta Theta; Phi Delta Phi
(legal) fraternities; Junior Order of United American Mechanics;
Red Men; Mason; Shriner; Knights of Pythias; Sons of American
Revolution. Methodist; steward; teacher Men's Bible Class. State
Senator, 1929, 1931 and 1935. Married Miss Mary Clark Hoofnagle,
August 2, 1916. Address: Rocky Mount, N. C.
ROBY THOMAS GREER
(Ticenty-ninth District â€” Counties: Alleghany, Ashe and Watauga.
Roby Thomas Greer, Democrat, Senator from the Twenty-ninth
Senatorial District, was born in Boone, N. C, February 16, 1887.
Son of Thomas F. and Mary Elizabeth (Carlton) Greer. Attended
Appalachian Training School, Boone, N. C, 1903-1906; University
of North Carolina, 1907. Farmer. Chairman Board County Com-
missioners, Watauga County. 1924-1930; member Board of Educa-
tion, Watauga County, 1934-1936. Representative in (he General
Assembly of 1931 and 1933. Address: Boone, N. C.
EDWIN CLARKE GREGORY
(Ticenty- first District â€” County: Rowan. One Senator.)
Edwin Clarke Gregory, Democrat. Senator from the Twenty-first
Senatorial District, was born in the Town of Halifax, .laiiuary 12,
1875. Son of John Tillery and Ella (Clarke) Gregory. Attended
190 Btoorapiiical Sketches
Halifax Schools; Horner Military School, Oxford, N. C, 1889-1892;
University of North Carolina; B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) degree
June, 1896; two years Master of Arts course. University of North
Carolina; University of North Carolina Law School, degree, 1899.
Lawyer. Member Rowan County Bar Association; North Carolina
State Bar; Attorney for Rowan County, city of Salisbury and city
of Spencer. Phythian. Author of Gregory's Supplement Revisal of
North Carolina (1913); Gregory's Revisal Biennial of North Caro-
lina (1915), and Gregory's Revisal Biennial of North Carolina
(1917). Episcopal. Married Miss Mary Margaret Overman, April
WILLIAM IRA HALSTEAD
(First Districtâ€” Counties: Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates,
Hertford, Pasquotank and Perquimans. Two Senators.)
William I. Halstead, Democrat, Senator from the First Sena-
torial District, was born in Camden County, September 16, 1878.
Son of Lemuel H. and Laura V. (Lamb) Halstead. Attended At-
lantic Collegiate Institute, Elizabeth City, 1893; LL.B. Wake For-
est College, 1909. Lawyer. County Attorney. Mason; Red Men;
Past Master Masonic Lodge; Past Sachem Red Men. Representa-
tive in the General Assembly of 1929 and 1931 from Camden
County. Methodist. Married Miss Pauline Jacobs, May 10, 1903,
who died September 20, 1935. Address: South Mills, N. C.
JOHN SPRUNT HILL
(Sixteenth Districtâ€” Counties: Alamance. Caswell, Durham and
Orange. Two Senators.)
John Sprunt Hill, Democrat, Senator from the Sixteenth Sena-
torial District, was born in Faison. Duplin County, North Carolina,
March 17. 1869. Son of William E. and Frances Diana (Faison)
Hill. Attended Faison High School, 1877-1882; University of North
Carolina, Ph. B degree in June, 1889; University Law School, 1891-
1892; Law School Columbia University, 1892-1894; LL.B. degree.
Banker and Farmer. Member N. C. State Highway Commission,
State Senators liÂ»l
1921-1931; Board of Trustees University of Nortli Carolina, 1904 to
date; Chairman Building Commission University of North Caro-
lina, 1922-1931; President Board of Trustees of Watts Hospital, 1921
to date; President Durham Loan and Trust Co., 1904-1932; President
Home Savings Bank 1921 to date; member American Commission to
Study Cooperative Banking and Cooperative Markets in Foreign
Countries, 1913; Delegate to International Forestry Convention a't
Paris, 1913; Chairman War Savings Stamp Committee, Durham
County, 1917; member Board of Aldermen, city of Durham, 1908-
1910; member of Squadron A, New York Cavalry, New York Na-
tional Guard; Foreign Service Spanish- American War. Member of
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity; Phi Delta Phi Law Fraternity;
alumni member of Phi Beta Kappa; L 0. 0. F., Golden Link Lodge;
Lodge No. 568, B. P. 0. Elks; Eno Lodge No. 210 of xMasons. Life
member N. C. Historical Society; life member Virginia Historical
Society; life member American Historical Society. Author of:
Needs of the University, 1903; Cooperation and Work of American
Commission, 1913; Cooperative Plan to Provide 5% Money for
Farmers, 1914; Rural Credits, 1915; Organized Credit; the Para-
mount Need of Tar Heel Farmers, 1915; Put Forestry on the Map
and Make It Pay to Grow Trees, 1920; Progressive Program for
Building and Maintaining a Great Primary System of State High-
ways in North Carolina, 1920; North Carolina, a Story of Triumph-
ant Democracy, 1924. Received LL.D. from University of North Caro-
lina June 1933. Member First Presbyterian Church, Durham,
N. C; member Session 1921 to date. State Senator, 1933 and 1935.
Married Miss Annie Louise Watts, November 29, 1899. Address:
Durham, N. C.
WILLIAM PUCKETT HOLT
(Eighth District â€” Counties: Johnston and Wayne. Two Sena-
William Puckett Holt, Democrat, Senator from the Eighth Sena-
torial District, was born in Princeton, N. C. Son of Adley Folix
and Sarah Elizabeth (Edwards) Holt. Attended Priucetdn i)ul)lic
schools, 1902-1913, and Buies Creek Academy. l!ti:M!lir,. l,;iwyer.
President Smithfield Building and Loan .Association; I'l-esident
Smithfield Kiwanis Chil). 1935. (^)unty .Vuditor three terms. 1930-
192 Bi()(iKAi'nicAL ^Sketches
19S6. Corporal "World War, December 10, 1917-Noveinber 24, 1918.
Master St. Patrick's Lodge No. 617, A. F. & A. M., 1928, 1929 and
1930; Woodmen of World, Camp No. 543. Married Mis-s Minnie L.
Boyette, December 16, 1929. Address: Smithfield.
JERRY JOXES HUGHES
(First District â€” Counties: Camden, Chowan, Currituck. Gates,
Hertford, Pasquotank and Perquimans. Two Senators.)
Jerry Jones Hughes, Democrat. Senator from the First Senatorial
District, was born in Camden County, December 6, 1S85. Son of
Marshall Bertram and Mary Burfort (Morrisett) Hughes. Edu-
cated in the schools of Camden County, 1892-1900, and Tillett's Pri-
vate School, Elizabeth City, 1901-1903. Wholesale Hosiery dealer.
Vice-President Elizabeth City Hosiery Company, 1927-1930. Vice-
President Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City, 1933-1936. Member
Elizabeth City Council, 1920-1936; Chairman Board and Chairman
Finance Committee since 1924. Modern Woodmen. Baptist. Mar-
ried Miss Mary Ball Love, October 15, 1913. Address: Elizabeth
City, N. C.
JAMES HEXRY HUTCHIXS
(Thirtieth Districtâ€” Countiea: Avery, Madison, Mitchell and Yan-
cey. One Senator.)
James Henry Hutchins, Republican, Senator from the Thirtieth
Senatorial District, was born at Mars Hill, N. C, March 4, 1889.
Son of John Columbus and AUie M. (Tilson) Hutchins. Attended
Mars Hill College, 1906-1910; Atlanta Dental College, 1911-1914;
DD.S. Dental surgeon. Member American Dental Association; State
Dental Society of North Carolina; North Carolina First District
Dental Society; member Marshall Civitan Club. 1934-1936; Presi-
dent P.-T. A. Walnut High School. 1933-1937; Chairman Republican
Executive Committee Madison County, 1928-1930. Representative iu
the General Assembly, 1929. Thirty-second degree Mason; Shriner;
Knights of Pythias; Modern Woodmen of America. Baptist. Dea-
con. Moderator French Broad Baptist Association; Superintendent
Sunday School, 1923-1931; President B. Y. P. V. Association, 1925-
1926. Married Miss Bertie Edna Thomas, January 3. 1915. Address:
Marshall, N. C.
State Senators 193
HENRY LEWIS INGRAM
(Twelfth District â€” Counties: Harnett, Hoke, Moore and Randolph.
Henry Lewis Ingram, Democrat, Senator from the Twelfth Sen-
atorial District, was born at Farmer, N. C, April 10, 1896. Son of
John Thomas and Christina (Cranford) Ingram. Attended Farmer
and Asheboro High Schools; University of North Carolina, 1915-
1917. A.B. Wholesale Distributor of petroleum products. Member
Travelers' Protective Association; Rotary International; President
Asheboro Chamber of Commerce. 1931; Treasurer Randolph County
Democratic Committee, 1936. Enlisted in Army, April 7, 1917; com-
missioned First Lieutenant Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, August 15,
1917; promoted to Captain in France, October 16, 1918; 321st Inf.
Reg., 81st Division and 64th Inf. Reg., 7th Division. State Senator,
1933. Methodist. Married Miss De Etta Bennet, June 14, 1922. Two
boys, aged 7 and 12 years. Address: Asheboro, N. C.
JEFF D. JOHNSON, Jr.
(Ninth District â€” Counties: Duplin, New Hanover, Pender and
Sampson. Two Senators.)
Jeff D. Johnson, Jr., Democrat, Senator from the Ninth Senatorial
District, was born at Garland, Sampson County, N. C, June 6, 1900.
Son of Jeff D. and Mary Lilias (Wright) Johnson. Attended Trin-
ity Park School, Durham, 1917-1918; A.B., Trinity College, 1923;
Duke Law School, 1926. Lawyer. Town Attorney. Clinton, 1928-
1936; Chairman Board of Elections of Sampson County, 1928-1934.
Private World War, 1918. Methodist; member Board of Stewards.
Married Miss Frances Faison, August 17, 1935. Address: Clinton,
ANDREW HALL JOHNSTON
(Thirty-first District â€” County: Buncombe. One Senator.)
Andrew Hall Johnston, Democrat, Senator from the Thirty-first
Senatorial District, was born in Buncombe County, March 13, 1882.
Son of W. F. and Mary (Glenn) Johnston. Attended common schools.
194 Biographical Sketches
Ph.B. University of North Carolina, 1904. Lawyer. Member Amer-
ican Bar Association, the Buncombe County and North Carolina Bar
Associations. Solicitor 14th Judicial District. President 19th Ju-
dicial District Bar Association. Chairman McDowell County Demo-
cratic Executive Committee; Chairman Buncombe County Demo-
cratic Executive Committee; Elector at Large,, 1932. Member B. P.
O. Elks, Asheville Lodge 1401. State Senator, 1935. Methodist. Mar-
ried Miss Annie McBroom, April 10, 1907. Address: Asheville, N. C.
(Tu-enty-flfth District â€” Counties: Catawlia, Iredell and Lincoln.
Jack Joyner, Democrat, Senator from the Twenty-fifth Senatorial
District, was born at (?arysburg, N. C. August 21, 1902. Son of
William Henry and Mary Ann (Suiter) Joyner. Attended Garys-
burg Graded School, 1908-1917; Randolph-Macon Academy, 1917-
1920; University of North Carolina, 1920-1922; University of North