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Edward Lindsay Owens, Democrat, Senator from the Second
Senatorial District, was born in Plymouth, N. C, July 1, 1904.
Son of Ambrose L. and Luceille (Willey) Owens. Attended Ply-
mouth High School; University of North Carolina, A.B. and
LL.B., 1926. Lawyer, farmer and real estate dealer. Member
Washington County Bar Association; N. C. State Bar; North
Carolina Bar Association; Plymouth Rotary Club, charter mem-
ber; Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity; Perseverance Lodge No.
59 Sudan Temple (York Rite), Master, 1945. Member Board of
Aldermen, Town of Plymouth, 1927-1928; Attorney for Washing-
ton County, 1929-1930; Judge Washington County Recorder's
Court, 1931-1932, 1944-1946, 1951-1952. State Senator in the Gen-
eral Assembly of 1955. Methodist; Steward, 1930-1931. Married
Eloise McArthur, June 27, 1932. Children: Lucille Shelton Owens,
age 23 and Suzanne McArthur Owens, age 16. Address: 322 East
Main St., Plymouth, N. C.



JAMES M. POYNER

(Thirteenth District — Counties: Chatham, Lee and Wake. Two
Senators.)

James M. Poyner, Democrat, Senator from the Thirteenth Sena-
torial District, was born in Raleigh, N. C, September 18, 1914.
Son of James Marion and Mary Sherwood (Smedes) Poyner.
Attended Raleigh Gi'ammar Schools; Needham Broughton High
School, graduating in 1930; N. C. State College, B.S. in Chemical
Engineering, 1935 and M.S. in Chemical Engineering, 1937; Uni-
versity of North Carolina Law School, summer of 1938; Duke
University, 1940, LL.B. Lawyer. Member Wake County Bar As-
sociation; North Carolina Bar Association; American Bar As-
sociation. While in college was leader of "Jimmy Poyner and his
Collegians," a widely known and popular dance orchestra. Served
as President of Wake County Young Democrats Club, 1947.
Member Sigma Nu Social Fraternity; Raleigh Kiwanis Club;
Raleigh Country Club; Carolina Country Club; Sphinx Club;



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Director Raleigh YMCA; Past Director Raleigh Chamber of Com-
merce. Member, Commission for the Study of the Revenue Struc-
ture of the State. Active duty from 1942 to 1946 in Chemical
Warfare Service; awarded Legion of Merit Medal; now Lieutenant
Colonel in Army Reserves. State Senator in the General Assembly
of 1955. Member of Vestry, St. Michael's Episcopal Church.
Married Florence L Chan of Dallas, Texas, February 24, 1945,
Children: Susan, Florence, Margaret, Edythe and James M.
Poyner, IIL Address: 710 Smedes Place, Raleigh, N. C.



DAVID JENNINGS ROSE

(Eighth District — Counties: Johnston and Wayne. Two Sena-
tors.)

David Jennings Rose, Democrat, Senator from the Eighth
Senatorial District, was born in Wayne County, N. C, September
26, 1896. Son of Joel L. and Mary Elizabeth (Stafford) Rose.
Attended Grantham Consolidated School of Wayne County; Uni-
versity of North Carolina, 1916-1920; Tulane University, 1920-
1922, M.D.; University of Vienna, Austria. Surgeon (retired) and
farmer. Fellow American College of Surgeons. Mason and Shriner.
Member Sigma Nu and Theta Kappa Psi fraternities. President
N. C. State School Board Association for two years; President
National School Board Association for two years; President N. C.
Camellia Society; Chairman Neuse River Watershed Authority;
Chairman Aycock Restoration Commission; Director Branch
Banking and Trust Company for past fifteen years; Director
Citizens Building and Loan Association fifteen years; Recipient
Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope in Scouting. Served in U. S.
Navy during World War I, 1917-1918. State Senator in the Gen-
eral Assembly of 1955. Member Christian Church. Married first
time to Janet T. Conway in 1925. Children: Conway Rose, David
J. Rose, Jr. and Marjorie Rose Patrick. Married second time to
Mary Elizabeth Farrior of Willard, N. C. in 1956. Address: 1402
E. Mulberry St., Goldsboro, N. C.



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ROY ROWE

(Ninth District — Counties: Duplin, New Hanover, Pender and
Sampson. Two Senators.)

Roy Rowe, Democrat, Senator from the Ninth Senatorial Dis-
trict, born in Burgaw, N. C, May 29, 1905. Son of Nicholas
Henry and Mary Belle (King) Rowe. Attended Carolina Indus-
trial School, Pender County, 1911-1920; Vanceboro Farm Life
School, 1920-1923; University of North Carolina from time to
time from 1923-1931; Theatre Manager School, New York City,
1931. Theatre owner and operator; farmer. President, Theatre
Owners of North and South Carolina (1934-1944), President
Carolina Aero Club (1942-1944); Major (1944-1947) in North
Carolina Wing of Civil Air Patrol. Licensed to operate private
aircraft. Mason, King Solomon's Lodge 138, Burgaw. Member and
Past President Burgaw Rotary Club. State Senator from the
Ninth District in 1937, 1941, 1945 and 1949. Member House of
Representatives, 1943; Chairman N. C. Aeronautics Commission
(1943-1949). Unitarian and Universalist. Married Nina Lavinia
Worsley of Maysville, February 22, 1929. Two children: Tenia
Rowe and Roy Rowe, Jr. Address: Burgaw, N. C.



J. CARLYLE RUTLEDGE

(Twenty-First District — Counties: Cabarrus and Rowan. Two
Senators.)

J. Carlyle Rutledge, Democrat, Senator from the Twenty-first
Senatorial District, was born in Stanley, Gaston County, N. C,
December 28, 1909. Son of Joseph Graham and Frances Virginia
(Moore) Rutledge. Graduated from Stanley High School, 1927;
Weaver College, 1930; A.B., University North Carolina, 1932;
LLB., 1935. Lawyer. Past President of Cabarrus County Bar
Association. Member North Carolina Bar Association. Co-owner
of Kannapolis Real Estate Agency. President of Carolina Homes,
Inc. President of Watkins' Building Materials Co. Former Judge
of the Cabarrus County Domestic Relations-Juvenile Court. Mem-
ber Board of Directors Cannon Memorial Young Men's Christian
Association, Kannapolis, N. C. since 1937; Interstate Committee
of the Y. M. C. A. of the Carolinas; International Committee of



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the Y. M. C. A. Past District Governor of Rotary International.
Representative in the General Assembly of 1943 and 1945. Meth-
odist; Steward. Married Judith Rea Kuykendal, April 23, 1938.
Two daughters: Martha Rea Rutledge, born April 2, 1941 and
Polly Virginia Rutledge, born July 11, 1949; one son, James
Carlyle Rutledge, born Nov. 17, 1944. Address: Kannapolis, N. C.

HENRY GRAY SHELTON

(Fourth District — Counties: Edgecombe and Halifax. Two
Senators.)

Henry Gray Shelton, Democrat, Senator from the Fourth Sena-
torial District, was born near Speed, N. C, November 14, 1906.
Son of Benjamin F. and Annie Little (Thigpen) Shelton. Attended
Speed Grammar and High School, 1912-1923; North Carolina
State College, B.S., 1927. Farmer. President Edgecombe County
Farm Bureau ; President Edgecombe County Mutual Livestock
Association; Past President Tarboro Kiwanis Club. Member Edge-
combe County Board of Health, 1955-1957; Speed School Board,
1941-1957; State Highway Commission during Governor Scott's
Administration. Member Alpha Zeta. Episcopalian ; Vestryman
since 1937. Married Athlea Boone, December 18, 1947. One daugh-
ter, Anne Boone Shelton, born December 3, 1956. Address: Speed,
N. C.

WILLL\M B. SHUFORD

(Twenty-fifth District — Counties: Catawba, Iredell and Lincoln.
Two Senators.)

William B. Shuford, Democrat, Senator from the Twenty-fifth
Senatorial District, was born in Hickory, N. C, June 20, 1907,
Son of Abel Alexander, Sr., and Maude (Ferguson) Shuford. At-
tended Woodberry Forest, 1921-1926; University of North Caro-
lina, 1926-1929, B.S. in Commerce; Columbia University, 1929-
193C, M.S. in Business. Textile Manufacturer. Kappa Sigma, Phi
Beta Kappa, and Beta Gamma Sigma Fraternities. Trustee of
Woodberry Forest School ; former Trustee, University of North
Carolina and Hickory Administrative School Unit. State Senator
in the General Assembly of 1953. Member of Corinth Evangelical



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and Reformed Church, former Deacon. Married Virginia Jones of
Charlotte, N. C, October 10, 1931. Four children: William B.
Shuford, Jr., Frank Jones Shuford, Charles Hunt Shuford and
Virginia Shuford. Address: Hickory, N. C.



JOSEPH RAYMOND STEPHENSON

(Thirty-second District — Counties: Haywood, Henderson, Jack-
son, Polk and Transylvania. Two Senators.)

Joseph Eaymond Stephenson, Democrat, Senator from the
Thirty-second Senatorial District, was born near Saluda, N. C,
December 15, 1907. Son of Joseph H. and Minnie M. (Guice)
Stephenson. Attended Saluda Elementary School ; Everetts High
School, Everetts, Ky. ; Union College, Barbourville, Ky. Automo-
bile dealer and farmer. Chairman Polk County Board of Education
for past six years. President Saluda Lion's Club. Presbyterian.
Married Kathleen Elizabeth Garren, September 7, 1931. Children:
Joseph R. Stephenson, Jr. and Lucille Ann Stephenson. Address:
Saluda, N. C.



JAMES GUDGER STIKELEATHER, JR.

(Thirty-first District — County: Buncombe. One Senator.)

James Gudger Stikeleather, Jr., Democrat, Senator from the
Thirty-first Senatorial District, was born in Asheville, N. C,
September 8, 1911. Son of James Gudger and Nancy (Weaver)
Stikeleather. Attended Asheville High School, 1925-1929; Univer-
sity of North Carolina, B.S. in Commerce, 1934. General insurance
and real estate dealer. President, Carolina Federal Savings &
Loan Association. Member Asheville Real Estate Board; Asheville
Insurance Agents Exchange, President, 1949-1950; Sigma Chi
Fraternity. Entered U. S. Naval Reserve December, 1943; dis-
charged as Lieutenant (j.g.), March 1946. Representative from
Buncombe County in the General Assembly of 1955. Methodist;
Steward. Married Dorothy Kimberly, November 6, 1937. Children:
Jane Stikeleather, age 18; Rebecca Stikeleather, age 15; James G.
Stikeleather, III, age 11. Address: 221 Kimberly Avenue, Ashe-
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PAUL GLENN STONER, SR.

(Eighteenth District — Counties: Davidson, Montgomery, Rich-
mond and Scotland. Two Senators.)

Paul Glenn Stoner, Sr., Democrat, Senator from the Eighteenth
Senatorial District, was born in Davidson County, March 29, 1906.
Son of Oscar Lee and Frankie (Harris) Stoner. Attended South-
ern Industrial Institute; Mount Pleasant Collegiate Institute;
Duke University; Duke University Law School, LL.B., 1931. Law-
yer. Member State Bar Association ; American Bar Association.
Former Solicitor and Judge of County Court. Representative from
Davidson County in the General Assembly of 1951. Served as
Private First Class in U.S. Army. Shriner. Methodist. Married
Ruth Bright in 1931, Children: Betsy Stoner Guest, Paul Glenn
Stoner, Jr., Frank Lee Stoner and Mary Roberts Stoner. Address:
512 Fairview Drive, Lexington, N. C.

BENJAMIN HAMPTON SUMNER

(Twenty-seventh District — Counties: Cleveland, McDowell and
Rutherford. Two Senators.)

Benjamin Hampton Sumner, Democrat, Senator from th-?
Twenty-seventh Senatorial District, was born in Lincolnton, N. C,
August 11, 1905. Son of Charles McBee and Margaret Stokes
(McKenzie) Sumner. Attended Christ School, 1921-1923; Lincoln-
ton High School, 1924; University of North Carolina, A.B., 1928;
American Institute of Banking, 1930-1936; Graduate School of
Banking, Rutgers University, 1937. Assistant Secretary and As-
sistant Treasurer of Spindale Mills, Inc., Spindale, N. C. Member
and Past President of Rutherfordton Kiwanis Club, Spindale
Mills Management Club, Spindale Club, Rutherford County Club
and Civitan Club. "Kiwanian of the Year", 1952. Awarded trophy
by Spindale Mills Management Club for "Foreman of the Year",
1954. Member Executive Board of the Piedmont Council of
Boy Scouts; Steering Committee of the Rutherford County Ru-
ral Development Program; Director Farm Bureau and Ruth-
erford County Club; Vice Chairman Rutherford County Boy
Scouts; Past President Union Development Club. Former Director
of Patterson School in Caldwell County and former member of
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man of Building and Finance Committee; former member of the
Executive Council of the Diocese of Western North Carolina; for-
mer Secretary and Treasurer of the Laymen's Work of Western
North Carolina. Married Lillian F. Carmichael in 1935; second
marriage to Frances N. Cox, 1945. One son, Benjamin Carmichael
Sumner and one stepson, Daniel M. House. Address: Fox Haven
Farm, Rutherfordton, N. C.



JAMES BENTON THOMAS

(Twelfth District — Counties: Harnett, Hoke, Moore, and Ran-
dolph. Two Senators.)

James Benton Thomas, Democrat, Senator from the Twelfth
Senatorial District, was born in Scotland County, N. C, July 4,
1892. Son of James Crawford and Rena (Benton) Thomas. Gradu-
ated from Raeford Institute, 1909; University of North Carolina,
1909-1910; graduated from Kings Business College, 1911. Farmer.
Sec.-Treas. Hoke Oil & Fertilizer Company for thirty years, now
Vice President; Vice President McLauchlin Company; Sec.-Treas.
Hoke Cotton Warehouse Company; Sec.-Treas. Colonial Frozen
Foods, Inc.; Director, Bank of Raeford, Raeford Power & Manu-
facturing Company, Upchurch Milling Company, and Hoke De-
velopment Corporation. Director, Raeford Chamber of Commerce.
Past President, Raeford Kiwanis Club and N. C. Cottonseed
Crushers Association. Lieut.-Governor Carolinas Kiwanis Clubs,
1955. Delegate member. National Cotton Council; member County
Board of Education; Town Alderman; Chairman of Hoke County
Democratic Executive Committee for twelve years. Mason;
Shriner; Past President Raeford Shrine Club. First Lieutenant,
N. C. National Guard before World War I; during World War
II, served for four years as member County Rationing Board;
Chairman County Salvage Board. State Senator in the General
Assembly of 1949 and 1953. Methodist; Trustee. Married Kate
Shaw, June 22, 1916. Two daughters: Mrs. Julian McLeod, Mrs.
Robert E. Foreman. Address: Raeford, N. C.



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HENRY VANN

(Ninth District — Counties: Duplin, New Hanover, Pender, and
Sampson. Two Senators.)

Henry Vann, Democrat, Senator from the Ninth Senatorial
District, was born in Sampson County, N. C, February 10, 1892.
Son of Arthur and Portia (McPhail) Vann. Attended County
Grammar School, 1898-1906; Salemburg High School, 1907-1908;
Oak Ridge Auto Mechanic School, 1909-1910. Farmer, automobile
dealer, theatre owner and operator. President of Henry Vann
Industries, manufacturers of Henry Vann Tobacco Curers, oil and
gas fired space heaters. President, Henry Vann Tractor Co.,
Clinton, N. C. Mayor of Clinton, 1925-1929. Director of First
Citizens Bank & Trust Co., home office Smithfield, N. C. Vice-
Chairman, State Ports Authority, May 1949-May 1951. Chairman
of South Eastern Soil Conservation District since January, 1945.
Mason, member Hiram Lodge, No. 98, Clinton, N. C; Thirty-
second degree Masonry Wilmington Consistory; Sudan Temple,
A.A.O.N.M. Shrine, New Bern, N. C. State Senator from the
Ninth District in the General Assembly of 1945, 1949 and 1953.
Married Beulah Madge Williamson, August 21, 1915. One daugh-
ter: Mrs. Louise Vann Austin. Address: Clinton, N. C.

ADAM JACKSON WHITLEY, JR.

(Eighth. District — Counties: Johnston and Wayne. Two Sena-
tors.)

Adam Jackson Whitley, Jr., Democrat, Senator from the Eighth
Senatorial District, was born in Johnston County, N. C, April 14,
1894. Son of Adam Jackson and Abigail (Casey) Whitley. At-
tended Smithfield Grammar and High School, 1901-1914; N. C.
State College, 1915-1917. Farmer. Member Junior Order; Ameri-
can Legion, Commander of American Legion Post No. 132 of
Smithfield, N. C, 1953-1954; Rotary Club, charter member when
organized in 1944. Mason and Shriner. Member Democratic Ex-
ecutive Committee, 1953-1954, Chairman, 1945-1947; Precinct
Committeeman, 1939-1945. Member State Democratic Executive
Committee since 1953. President, N. C. State College Agriculture
Foundation, 1956; member Governor's Youth Service Commission,
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Senator in the General Assembly of 1949, 1951, 1953 and 1955.
Baptist; Deacon, 1927-1948; Chairman, Board of Deacons, 1929-
1952; Moderator of Johnston Baptist Association, 1936-1954. Mar-
ried Florence Elizabeth Lassiter, February 14, 1923. Three chil-
dren: Adam J. Whitley, III; Dennis Whitley; Leah Lassiter
Whitley. Address: Rt. 1, Smithfield, N. C.

R. LEE WHITMIRE

(Thirty-second District — Counties: Haywood, Henderson, Jack-
son, Polk and Transylvania. Two Senators.)

R. Lee Whitmire, Democrat, Senator from the Thirty-second
Senatorial District, was born in Brevard, North Carolina, Jan-
uary 21, 1898. Son of W. P. and Annie Floyd Whitmire. Attended
Brevard and Hendersonville High Schools; University of North
Carolina Law School, 1919-1921, and admitted to the Bar in 1921.
General practitioner with offices in Hendersonville since March
1921. Member Henderson County Bar Association and North Caro-
lina State Bar. Chairman Henderson County Board of Elections,
1922-1924. Hendersonville City Attorney, 1923-1932. Delegate to
Democratic National Convention, 1924. Served as enlisted man,
United States Army, April 1917 to February 1919; overseas, 1918-
1919. Henderson County War Bond Chairman, World War IL
Chairman of Selective Service Appeal Board for Western United
States Judicial Division of North Carolina, 1952-1953. Commander
Hendersonville Post of American Legion, 1923-1924. President
Hendersonville Rotary Club, 1931. Member Masonic Lodge, Elks
Club, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars; Member
North Carolina General Statutes Commission, 1949-1951; Board
of Trustees University of North Carolina, 1949 to 1955; North
Carolina Judicial Council, 1951-1953. State Senator from the 27th
Senatorial District, 1927. Representative from Henderson County
in North Carolina General Assembly, Sessions of 1949, 1951 and
1953. Chairman Committee on Judiciary No. 1 Session of 1951 and
1953. Democratic nominee for State Representative Session of
1953 without opposition in Primary and Election. Superior Court
Judge, 1953 to 1955, appointed by Governor William B. Umstead.
Democratic Candidate for State Senator without opposition in
Primary and General Election of 1956. Member official Inaugural
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Irene Louise Jones (now deceased) July 30, 1924, Madge Schacht
Watson (now deceased) September 14, 1937, and Margaret Alice
Davenport June 11, 1946. One child, Robert Lee Whitmire, Jr.,
Hendersonville attorney, born of first marriage. Address: Hen-
dersonville, N. C.

STATON PENDER WILLIAMS

(Nineteenth District — Counties: Anson, Stanly and Union. Two
Senators.)

Staton Pender Williams, Democrat, Senator from the Nine-
teenth Senatorial District, was born in Robersonville, N. C. Son
of John Lawrence and Hallie Leary (Pender) Williams. Attended
Robersonville High School, graduating in 1927; Duke University,
A.B., 1931 and M.A., 1935; University of North Carolina Law
School, 1934-1937, LL.B. Lawyer. Member N. C. State Bar; N. C.
Bar Association; Past President Stanly County Bar Association.
Appointed for five year term to N. C. Veterans Commission by
Governor W. Kerr Scott in 1949 and reappointed in 1954 by
Governor William B. Umstead. Past President Albemarle Chamber
of Commerce and Albemarle Lions Club. Member Woodmen of the
World, Head Consul, 1953-1954; National Law Committee, Wood-
men of the World; former Consul Commander Holly Camp Wood-
men of the World; member and Past President Washington Camp,
Patriotic Order Sons of America, Albemarle, N. C. Entered U. S.
Navy as Lieutenant (jg) in February of 1944 and released to in-
active duty January 1, 1946 as Lieutenant. Methodist; Steward
for several terms. Married Margaret Louisa Moyer, December 23,
1933. Children: Carolyn L. Lee and Staton P. Williams, Jr. Ad-
dress: 331 North Ninth Street, Albemarle, N. C.

NELSON WOODSON

(Twenty-first District — Counties: Cabarrus and Rowan. Two
Senators.)

Nelson Woodson, Democrat, Senator from the Twenty-first Sen-
atorial District, was born at Salisbury, N. C, March 26, 1909. Son
of Walter H. and Pauline Bernhardt Woodson. Attended Salis-
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degree, 1929; University of North Carolina Law School, LL.B.
degree, 1932. Lawyer. Member of Rowan County Bar Association;
North Carolina Bar Association, President, 1956-1957; American
Bar Association. Partner, Woodson & Woodson, Attorneys. Served
in the U. S. Army, 1942-1946; 77th Infantry Division in the Pa-
cific; discharged as Captain. Rotarian and Elk. State Senator in
the General Assembly of 1949, 1951, 1953 and 1955. Episcopalian.
Married Mary Holt Whittle, October 19, 1946. Children: Walter
Nelson Woodson and Mary Holt Woodson. Address: 225 South
Fulton Street, Salisbury, N. C.



J. K. Doughton — Speaker



Anderson of Caldwell
Arledge of Polk
Askew of Gates



Bell of Carteret
Blue of Moore
Bost of Cabarrus



Bowman of Brunswick
Brinkley of Alexander
Britt of Bladen



Brock of Davie

Buchanan of Jackson
Burgess of Camden



Burleson of Mitchell
Bynum of Richmond
Byrum of Chowan
















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REPRESENTATIVES

JAMES KEMP DOUGHTON

SPEAKER

James Kemp Doughton, Democrat, Representative from Alle-
ghany County, was born at Sparta, N. C, May 18 1884. Son of
Rufus A. and Sue (Parks) Doughton. Attended Oak Ridge Insti-
tute and University of North Carolina. Farmer. Trust Officer,
Northwestern Bank, North Wilkesboro. Formerly bank official;
State and National Bank Examiner; Manager Richmond Agency
Reconstruction Finance Corporation ; General Agent and Chair-
man Board Farm Credit Administration, Baltimore. Representa-
tive in General Assembly of 1949, 1951, 1953 and 1955. Methodist.
First marriage to Josephine Brown of Raleigh, N. C. Three chil-
dren. Second marriage to Ivy G. Doughton of Laurel Springs. Ad-
dress: Rt. 3, Sparta, N. C.

JOHN LELAND ANDERSON

John Leland Anderson, Republican, Representative from Cald-
well County, was born in that county, August 15, 1906. Son of
Leland Lofeyette and Cornelia (Oxford) Anderson. Graduate of
Caldwell County High Schools; local business training under pri-
vate tutor. Furniture and tapestry dealer. Active in Community
and county organizations, P.T.A. Member Community Betterment;
Patriotic Sons of America, having held all offices of local camp as
well as Deputy State President; President of Whitnel Kiwanis
Club, 1955. Representative in the General Assembly of 1953 and
1955. Methodist; Superintendent of Sunday School, Trustee, Lay
Leader and Sunday School Teacher. Married Margie Arney, No-
vember 5, 1929. One daughter: Jerolene, now Mrs. T, G. Messick,
Jr. Address: Whitnel, N. C.

JAMES THURSTON ARLEDOE

James Thurston Arledge, Democrat, Representative from Polk
County, was born in Saluda, N. C, July 22, 1921. Son of Hosea
Levi and Alpha Elizabeth (Tallant) Arledge. Graduated from
Tryon High School in 1940. Manager of Arledge Hardware Com-



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pany, Tryon, N. C. Member Out Board Motor Boat Club of Amer-
ica; Polk County Democratic Executive Committee, 1951-1956; Past
Member Tryon Kiwanis Club; Chairman Tryon Democratic Pre-
cinct Committee; Secretary & Treasurer N. C. YDC 11th District,
1952; Vice President Western District of N. C. YDC, 1956-1957.
Member Jeff L. Nelson Lodge No. 605 A.F. & A.M.; Polk County
Memoiial American Legion Post No. 250, Commander, 1946, 1947,
1950; Commander 33rd District American Legion, 1955. Sergeant
in U. S. Marine Corps, 1943-1956; also served in Marine Corps
during Korean War, September, 1950 to August, 1951. Baptist.
Married Margaret Cline, March 26, 1948. Two sons, David Cline
Arledge, age 6 and Micheal Robert Arledge, age 4. Address: Vine-
yard Road, Tryon, N. C.

ALLEN EDGAR ASKEW

Allen Edgar Askew, Democrat, Representative from Gates
County, was born in Eure, N. C, March 6, 1918. Son of William
John and Venie (Piland) Askew. Attended Eure Grammar School,
1925-1932; Gatesville High School, 1932-1936; Elon College, B.A.,
1940. Merchant. Mason, Lodge 126, Gatesville. Served in U. S.
Army from February 4, 1940, to September 27, 1945, with Sixth
Armored Division with rank of Corporal. Representative in the
General Assembly of 1951, 1953 and 1955. Member of Christian
Church; Teacher of Men and Women Sunday School Class. Mar-
ried Martha Elizabeth Stokes, July 18, 1944. One son: Allen
Edgar Askew, Jr. Address: Gatesville, N. C.

DANIEL GRAHAM BELL

Daniel Graham Bell, Democrat, Representative from Carteret



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