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1924; member North Carolina State Democratic Executive Com-
mittee, 1930-37; Judge. Burke County Criminal Court, 1935-37;
Judge, North Carolina Superior Court, 1937-43; member North
Carolina State Board of Law Examiners, 1944-46; Representative
from the Tenth North Carolina District in the 79th Congress, 1946-
47; Chairman, North Carolina Commission for the Improvement of
the Administration of Justice, 1947-49; Associate Justice, North
Carolina Supreme Court, February 3, 1948, until June 11, 1954.
when he qualified as a U. S. Senator from North Carolina under
appointment of Governor William B. Umstead as a successor to the
late Clyde R. Hoey; returned to the U. S. Senate by the people of
North Carolina at the election of 1954, 1956, and 1962 for addi-
tional terms ending on January 2, 1969; delegate to Democratic
National Conventions, 1956, 1960; Trustee, Morganton Graded
Schools (1927-30), University of North Carolina (1932-35. 1945-
46), and Davidson College (1948-58); chosen Morgantoms Man of
the Year, 1954; Grand Orator, the Grand Lodge of Masons of
North Carolina. 1963; Director, First National Bank of Morgan -

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ton; member, American Bar Association. American Judicature
Society, North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina State
Bar, Farm Bureau, Grange, Morganton Chamber of Commerce,
Newcomen Society, North Carolina Wildlife Association, American
Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Legion of Valor, Society of
the First Division, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Veterans of the
First World War, Royal Arch Masons, Royal and Select Masters,
Knights Templar, Scottish Rite Masons 33d Degree, Shriners,
Ahepa. Dokies. Junior Order, Knights of Pythias, Moose, American
Historical Association, Burke County Historical Society, North
Carolina Society for the Preservation of Antiquities, North Caro-
lina Folklore Society, North Carolina Literary and Historical As-
sociation, Roanoke Island Historical Association, Society of the
Cincinnati, Society of Mayflower Descendants (State Governor,
1950-52), Sons of the American Revolution, South Carolina His-
torical Society, Southern Historical Association, Southern Political
Science Association, Western North Carolina Historical Associa-
tion, Morganton Kiwanis Club, General Alumni Association of the
University of North Carolina (President, 1947-48), Morganton
Presbyterian Church (Elder); cited by North Carolina Department
of American Legion for "devotion to the Constitution," Patriotic
Order of Sons of America for "great and inspiring public services,"
Genera] Convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy
for "defense of constitutional rights," awarded the Cross of Mili-
tary Service by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the
Good Citizenship Medal by the Sons of the American Revolution,
the Distinguished Citizenship Certificate by the North Carolina
Citizens Association, and the Patriotic Service Medal by the
American Coalition of Patriotic Societies. Married Margaret
Bruce Bell of Concord, N. C, June 18, 1924; three children, Sam
J. Ervin, III, Mrs. Gerald M. Hansler. and Mrs. Hallett S. Ward.
Jr. Address: Morganton, N. C.



B. EVERETT JORDAN

UNITED STATES SENATOR

B. Everett Jordan. Democrat, was born at Ramseur, N. C, Sep-
tember 8, 1896. Son of Rev. Henry Harrison and Annie Elizabeth
(Sellers) Jordan. Attended Rutherford College, N. C. Preparatory



Senator B. Everett Jordan



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School. 1**12-1913; Trinity College, 1914-1915. Organized Sellers
Manufacturing Co. in 1927 and has served as Secretary-Treasurer
since; also an official in several other textile manufacturing
companies. Chairman North Carolina Democratic Executive Com-
mittee. 1949-1954; Democratic National Committeeman from North
Carolina. 19f> 1-1958; member North Carolina Peace Officers Benefit
and Retirement Commission, 1943-1958; Chairman Board of Trus-
tees. Alamance County General Hospital; Trustee American Uni-
versity. Duke University and Elon College; officer of Alamance
County TB Association and Alamance County Red Cross. Ro-
tarian. Shriner, and recipient of Silver Beaver Scout Award. Ala-
mance County Man of the Year, 1955. Served in Tank Corps.
United States Army. 1918-1919, with occupation forces in Ger-
many. 1919. Appointed by Governor Luther H. Hodges to the
U. S. Senate, April 19, 1958, to succeed W. Kerr Scott, deceased.
Elected Nov. 8. 1960 for full term ending January of 1967; re-
elected Nov. 8. 1966 for full term ending January of 1973. Metho-
dist; Lay Leader. 1935-1940; Chairman Board of Stewards, 1930-
1950; Teacher Adult Bible Class, 1927-1958; Vice President Board
of Methodist Colleges, 1952-1956. Married Katherine McLean of
Gastonia. N. C, November 29, 1924. Children: Benjamin Everett.
Rose Ai i Gant and John McLean. Address: Saxapahaw, N. C.



REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGRESS
WALTER BEAMAN JONES

(First District — Counties: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan.
Craven. Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Martin.
Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank. Perquimans, Pitt. Tyrrell and
Washington. Population, 384,300.)

Walter Beaman Jones, Democrat, was born in Fayetteville, N. C.
August 19. 1913. Son of Walter G. and Fannie M. (Anderson i
Jones. Attended Elise Academy, 1926-1930; North Carolina State
College. B.S. in Education, 1934. Office equipment dealer. Director
Farmville Savings & Loan Association; member Board of Com-
missioner.-. Town of Farmville, 1947-1949; Mayor pro tern, 1947-
194:'; Mayor Town of Farmville and Judge Farmville Recorder's
Court. 1949-1953. Member Masonic Lodge; Scottish Rite: Rotary
Club. President, 1949; Loyal Order of Moose; Junior Order; Elks



Biographical Sketches 537

Lodge. Trustee Campbell College. Representative in the General
Assembly of 1955, 1957 and 1959; State Senator, 1965. Elected to
Eighty-ninth Congress in Special Election of Feb. 5, 1966 to fill
unexpired term of the late Herbert C. Bonner. Re-elected to Ninetieth
Congress, Nov. 8, 1966. Baptist; Deacon since 1945. Married Doris
Long. April 26. 1934. Children: Mrs. James B. Fountain and Walter
B. Jones. IT. Address : Farmville, N. C.

LAWRENCE H. FOUNTAIN

(Second District — Counties: Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville,
Greene. Halifax, Johnston, Lenoir. Vance, Warren and Wilson
Counties Population, 419,370.)

Lawrence H. Fountain, Democrat, was born in the village of
Leggett, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, April 23, 1913. Son
of Sallie (Barnes) and the late Lawrence H. Fountain, Educated
in the public schools of Edgecomb County and at the University of
North Carolina. A.B. and LL.B. degrees. Active attorney-at-law
from 1936 until elected to Congress. Member, local, and state
Bar Associations; Kiwanis and Elks Clubs; Executive Com-
mittee East Carolina Council Boy Scouts of America; Board of
Trustees. Saint Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, N. C;
former Jaycee; Reading Clerk North Carolina State Senate, 1936-
1941; North Carolina State Senator, 1947-1952. World War II vet-
eran of four years service. Elected to 83rd Congress; re-elected to
84th, 85th. 86th, 87th, 88th, 89th and 90th Congresses. Member
House Committees on Government Operations and Foreign Affairs;
Chairman Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee of Com-
mittee on Government Operations and Neai East Subcommittee
of Committee on Foreign Affairs, 34th-90th Congi esses. Presby-
terian, Elder. Married Christine Dail of Mount Olive, N. C. One
daughter. Nancy Dail Fountain. Address: Tarboro, N. C.

DAVID NEWTON HENDERSON

(Third District — Counties: Carteret, Duplin, Harnett, Lee, On-
slow, Pender. Sampson and Wayne. Population, 377,293.)

David Newton Henderson, Democrat, was born in Hubert, On-
slow County. N. C. April 16, 1921. Attended Wallace High School.
graduating in 193^: Davidson College. B.S., 1942: University of



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North Carolina Law School, LL.B., 1949. Lawyer. Member Duplin
County Bar Association. Assistant General Counsel for Com-
mittal- on Education and Labor, U. S. House of Representatives,
19") 1-1 952; Solicitor Duplin County General County Court. 1953-
195(5; Judge Duplin County General County Court, 1956-1960. Elected
to 87th Congress, November 8, I960; re-elected November 6, 1962,
November .">. 1964 and November 8, 1966. Member, House Com-
mittee on Post Office and Civil Service; Committee on Public
Works; Chairman, Subcommittee on Manpower Utilization. Mem-
ber Lions Club, past President and past Deputy District Governor;
Wallace Volunteer Fire Department (active for 11 years) ; Wallace
Squadron Civil Air Patrol, Legal Officer; Wallace American Legion
Post No. 156; English-Brown Post 9161, V.F.W. Member and past
Master, Wallace Masonic Lodge, 32nd degree Mason. Commissioned
Second Lieutenant in U. S. Air Force and served overseas in
India, China, and Okinawa; discharged with rank of Major in
1946. Member Wallace Presbyterian Church; Board of Deacons;
Budget Committee; Sunday School Teacher; has conducted worship
services in absence of ministers; Chairman of North Carolina
Consolidated College (Laurinburg). Fund Campaign for the Wil-
mington Presbytery. Married Mary Wellons Knowles of Wallace,
N. C, December 11, 1942. Children: David Bruce, age 1»; Wiley
Bryant, age 17; Wimbric Boney, age 13. Address: Wallace. X. C.

JAMES CARSON GARDNER

(Fourth District — Counties: Chatham, Montgomery. Moore.
Nash, Orange, Randolph and Wake. Population, 416,477.)

James Carson Gardner, Republican, was born in Rocky Mount,
N. C, April 8, 1933. Son of James Cuthrell Gardner and Sue
(Trenholm) Gardner. Attended Georgetown Preparatory School,
1951; North Carolina State University, 1952-53 and L955-56.
Elected to Ninetieth Congress, November 8, 1966. Chairman of
North Carolina Republican Party, 1965-66. PFC in U. S. Army,
1953-55. Member St. Andrews Episcopal Church of Rocky Mount;
Lay Reader, 1963-66; Sunday School Superintendent. 1966. Mar-
ried Marie Elizabeth Tyler, October 5, 1957. Children: Sue
Elizabeth (Beth) born October 31, 1958; Marie Theresa (Terry),
born May 24, 1962; and Christopher Tyler (Christ), born Aim!
21. 1965. Address: 3404 Hawthorne Road. Rocky Mount. X. C.



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NICK GALIFIANAKIS

(Fifth District — Counties: Caswell, Durham, Forsyth, Person,
Rockingham and Stokes. Population, 439,672.)

Nick Galifianakis, Democrat, was born in Durham, N. C, July
22, 1928. Son of Mike and Sophia (Kastrinakis) Galifianakis. Dur-
ham High School, 1944-1947; Duke University, 1951, A.B. degree;
Duke University Law School. 1953, LL.B. Lawyer; Delta Theta
Phi Law Fraternity. Member of American Bar Association; mem-
ber North Carolina State Bar; Durham County Bar; 14th Judicial
District Bar; American Association of University Professors;
American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association ; Young
Democrat Club; Kiwanis Club. Recipient of 1963 Distinguished
Service Award; recipient of 1963 North Carolina Outstanding
Young Man of the Year Award. Active duty United States Marine
Corps Reserve, October, 1953 to April, 1956; at present Major
USMCR. Representative in the General Assembly of 1961, 1963
and 1965. Elected to 90th Congress, November 8, 1966. Member St.
Barbara's Church (Greek Orthodox), Durham, N. C. Married
Louise Cheatham Ruggles of Durham, N. C, April 5, 1963. Ad-
dress: 2648 University Drive, Durham, N. C; Mailing Address:
N. C. National Bank Bldg., Durham. N. C.



HORACE ROBINSON KORNEGAY

(Sixth District — Counties: Alamance Davidson and Guilford.
Population. 411,687.)

Horace Robinson Kornegay, Democrat, was born in Asheville,
N. C, March 12, 1924. Son of Marvin Earl and the late Blanche
Person (Robinson) Kornegay. Attended Greensboro Senior High
School. 1938-1941; Georgia School of Technology, 1943; Wake
Forest College, B.S. degree, 1947; Wake Forest College Law
School. LL.B. degree, 1949. Lawyer. Member Greensboro Bar
Association; North Carolina Bar Association; North Carolina
State Bar; American Bar Association; American Judicature So-
ciety; Federal Bar Assoc, of Washington, D. C. Assistant Solici-
tor for Guilford County, 1951-1953; Solicitor for Twelfth Solici-
torial District of N. C, 1954-1960. Elected to 87th Congress,



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November 8, L960; re-elected to 88th Congress, November ->. 1962
39th Congress, November 3, 1964 and to 90th Congress, Novem-
ber 8, 1966. Presently serving on two major committees: House
Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, and the House
Committee on Veterans Affairs. Member Alpha Sigma Phi. social
fraternity; Phi Delta Phi, legal fraternity; Omicron Delta Kappa,
honorary fraternity; Masonic Order, Scottish Rite Bodies. Past
President Young Democratic Club of Guilford County; President
Young Democratic Clubs of North Carolina, 1953: Past Vice-
President of Greensboro Junior Chamber of Commerce: Past Presi-
dent of North Carolina Solicitor's Association. Member Board of
Visitors Wake Forest Law School. Served in United States Army
L943-1946; Machine Gunner in 100th Infantry Division; awarded
1 ombat Infantryman's Badge, Purple Heart, and Bronze Star.
Methodist; member Official Board, 1956-1959. Married Annie
Hen Beale. March 25, 1950. Children: Horace Robinson Kornegay,
Jr., Kathryn Elder Kornegay, and Martha Beale Kornegay. Ad-
dress: 200 West Greemvav South, Greensboro. N. C.



ALTON ASA LENNON

(Seventh District — Counties: Bladen, Brunswick. Columbus,
Cumberland, Hoke, New Hanover, Robeson and Scotland Popula-
tion, 448,933.)

Alton Asa Lennon, Democrat, was born in Wilmington, N. C.
August 17, 1906. Son of Rosser Y. and Minnie (High) Lennon.
Attended New Hanover County Public Schools, 1913-1925; Wake
Forest College, LL.B.. 1929. Lawyer. Former member New Han-
over Bar Association; former member North Carolina Bar Asso-
ciation; former member State Bar, Inc. President. New Hanover
County Bar Association, 1953-1954; Judge, New Hanover County
Recorder's Hour I, 1934-1942. State Senator in the General As-
sembly of 1947 j.. id 1951. Served m the United States Senate
from July 15, 1953 to November 29, 1954, by appointment of
former Governor William B. Umstead. Elected to the 85th Congress
in the General Election of November 6, 1956; re-elected to 86th
Congress, November 4, 1958, to the 87th Congress, November
8, L960, to 88th Congress, November 6, 1962, to 89th Congress,
November 3, 1964 and to 90th Congress. November 8. 1966; mem-



Senator Sarc J. Bifit.. Jr.



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Jonas- Kighth District



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Taylor- Eleventh District




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her of Committees on Armed Services and Merchant Marine &
Fisheries; Chairman of Subcommittee on Oceanography. Member
Internationa] Order of Odd Fellows; Loyal Order of Moose. Mem-
ber of First Baptist Church of Wilmington, N. C. Married Karine
Welch, October 12, L933. Children: Mrs. Edna Lee Lennon Frost
and Alton Yates Lennon. Address: Wilmington, N. C.



CHARLES RAPER JONAS

(Eighth District — Counties: Anson, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rich-
mond and Union. Population, 409,759.)

Charles Raper Jonas, Republican, was born in Lincoln County.
X. C. December 9, 1904. Son of Charles Andrew and Rosa (Petrie)
Jonas. Attended Lincolnton High School, 1918-1921; University
of North Carolina, A.B., 1925; University of North Carolina Law
School, J.D., 1928. Attorney at law. Member Lincoln County.
North Carolina and American Bar Associations. President North
Carolina Bar Association, 1946-1947. Member North Carolina Na-
tional Guard since December 29, 1928; active duty in United States
Army, 1941-1946. Elected to Congress from the Tenth North
Carolina Congressional District, 1952, re-elected 1954, 1956, 1958.
and 1960; and from Eighth Congressional District 1962, 1964 and
1966. Methodist. Married Annie Elliott Lee, August 14, 1929. Chil-
dren: Charles Jonas, Jr., and Richard Elliott Jonas. Address:
Lincolnton. N. C.



JAMES THOMAS BROYH1LL

(Ninth District — Counties: Alleghany, Ashe, Cabarrus, Caldwell.
Davie, Rowan, Stanly, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin. Pop-
ulation, 419,416.)

James Thomas Broyhill, Republican, was born in Lenoir, N. C.
August 19, 1927. Son of James Edgar and Satie Leona (Hunt)
Broyhill. Attended Lenoir Public Schools 1933-1946; graduated
Lenoir High School, 1946; University of North Carolina, 1950.
B.S. degree in Commerce. Before election to Congress was a fur-
niture manufacturer; member Southern Furniture Manufacturers



Biographical Sketches 543

Association; North Carolina Forestry Association; Industrial
Planning Committee of the North West North Carolina Develop-
ment Association; past President and member of the Board of
the Lenoir Chamber of Commerce, Member of City of Lenoir
Recreation Commission; City of Lenoir Planning and Zoning
Commission; Treasurer Caldwell County Republican Executive
Committee. Young Man of the Year Award, Lenoir and Caldwell
County, 1957. Member Hibriten Lodge No. 262, A.F. & A.M.;
Oasis Temple of the Shrine; Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge No.
385. Elected to 88th Congress, Nov. 6, 1962; re-elected to 89th
Congress. Nov. 3, 1964 and to 90th Congress, Nov. 8, 1966. Member
of Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee of the House of
Representatives, the Post Office and Civil Service Committee,
and the Select Committee on Small Business. Member First Bap-
tist Church of Lenoir. N. C; Sunday School Teacher since 1952.
Married Louise Horton Robbins, Durham, N. C, June 2, 1951.
Children: Marilyn Louise, born Oct. 15, 1952; James Edgar, II.
born July 23, 1954; Philip Robbins. born May 16, 1956. Address:
New Hickory Road. Lenoir, N. C.



BASIL LEE WHITENER

(Tenth District — Counties: Alexander, Avery, Burke, Catawba.
Cleveland. Gaston and Iredell. Population, 409,174.)

Basil Lee Whitener, Democrat, was born in York County, S. C.
May 14, 1915. Son of Laura Barrett Whitener and the late Levi
Whitener. Attended the public schools of Gaston County, gradu-
ating from Lowell High School in 1931; Rutherford County Col-
lege; University of South Carolina; Duke University, LL.B., 1937.
Honorary Doctor of Laws, conferred by Belmont Abbey College,
1960 and by Pfeiffer College in 1965. Admitted to North Carolina
Bar in August of 1937 and immediately entered general practice
in Gastonia; admitted to District of Columbia Bar in June, 1959.
Member of American Bar Association; North Carolina Bar As-
sociation; Gaston County Bar Association, President, 1950; Gen-
eral Statutes Commission, 1946; Commission to Study Improvement
of Administration of Justice, 1947-1949; Judicial Conference of
Fourth Federal Judicial Circuit. Organizer and first President.
Gastonia Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1938; Vice-President, N. C.



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Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1940-1911 ; instructor, Beimont Abbey
College, Belmont, X. C, 1938-1941 ; President. X. C. Junior Chamber
of Commerce, 1941-1942; honorary life member of Gastonia Junior
Chamber of Commerce; State President, Young Democratic Clubs
of North Carolina, 1946-1947; Permanent Chairman. Young Demo-
cratic National Convention at Chattanooga, Tenn.. November,
L949; Chairman Speakers Bureau, Young Democratic ( 'lubs of
America, 1948-1949; Chairman Advisory Committee of Young
Democratic Chilis of America, 11)49-1951; Chairman. Board of
Regional Directors of the Young Democratic Clubs of America.
1.951. Delegate to 1948 and 1960 Democratic National Conventions.
Representative in the General Assembly of 1941; renominated in
1942 but resigned to enter the U. S. Navy. Served as a gunnery
officer in the U. S. Navy during World War II, being separated
from service in November of 1945 with rank of Lieutenant. USXR
now Major, PS AFP (ret.). Appointed Solicitor 14th Solicitorial
District in January of 1946 and elected in November. 1946; re-
elected in 1950 and 1954. Elected to 85th Congress, November 6,
1956; re-elected November 1, 1958, November 8, 1960, November
6, 1962, November '■>, 1964 and November 8, 1966. Member of
Judiciary Committee and Committee on the District of Columbia.
Member North Carolina Tercentenary Celebration Commission.
MiMiiliT Kiwanis Club; Elks Club; American Legion; Forty and
Eight; V.F.W.; 32nd degree Mason; York and Scottish Rite
Bodies; Shriner. Awarded "Watchdog of Treasury" symbol in
1966; awarded National Merit Medallion of Patriotic Order Sons
of America at national convention in 1966. Member First Methodist
Church of Gastonia; member Official Board. Married Harriet
Priscilla Morgan of Union, S. C, September 26, 1942. Four chil-
dren: John Morgan Whitener, born October 25, 1945; Laura Lee
Whitener, horn August 15, 1950; Basil Lee Whitener. Jr., born
October Pi, 1952; Barrett Simpson Whitener, born June 6, I960.
Address: Gastonia, X. C.

ROY A. TAYLOR

(Eleventh District — Counties: Buncombe. Cherokee, Clay. Gra-
ham. Haywood. Henderson, Jackson, McDowell. Macon, Madison.
Mitchell. Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania and Yuncey. Pop-
ulation, 120,074.)



Biographical Sketches 545

Roy A. Taylor, Democrat, was born in Vader, Washington, Jan-
uary 31, 1910. Attended the public schools of Buncombe County;
Asheville-Biltmore College; Maryville College; Asheville Univer-
sity Law School. Admitted to the Bar in January of 1936. Bun-
combe County Attorney. 1949-1960. Member Board of Trustees of
Asheville-Biltmore College, 1949-1960; Lions Club. District Gov-
ernor, 1952. Navy Combat Veteran World War II; served as Com-
manding Officer of L. S. T. and discharged with rank of Lieuten-
ant. Representative in the North Carolina General Assembly. 1947,
1949, 1951 and 1953. Elected to Eighty-sixth Congress. June 25.
I960; re-elected to Eighty-Seventh Congress, November 8, 1960, to
Eighty-eighth Congress, November 6, 1962, to Eighty-ninth Con-
gress, November 3, 1964 and to 90th Congress, November 8, 1966.
Baptist; Deacon. Married Evelyn Reeves. Two children: Alan F.
Taylor and Mrs. Toni Taylor Robinson. Address: Black Mountain.
N. C.



JUSTICES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA
SUPREME COURT

ROBERT HINT PARKER

CHIEF JUSTICE



Robert Hunt Parker, Democrat, was born in Enrield, N. C,
February 15, 1892. Son of R. B. and Victoria C. (Hunt) Parker.
Attended Enfield Graded School, graduating in 1908; University
of North Carolina, 1908-1911; University of Virginia, 1911-1912,
B.A.: University of Virginia Law School, 1912-1915, LL.B.; Wake
Forest Law School, summer of 1914; honorary LL.D., University
of North Carolina, 1958. Field artillery officer in World War I
with nearly seventeen months of service in France. Representative
from Halifax County in the General Assembly of 1923. Solicitor
for the State Third Judicial District. February 23, 1924-September
24. 1932; Judge Superior Court. September 24, 1932-November 25.
1952, having been nominated and elected without opposition in
1934. 1942 and 1950. Nominated in Democratic Primary of
1952 for Associate Justice of the N. C. Supreme Court and elected
November 4. 1952, assuming office November 25, 1952; re-elected
for a term of eight years, November 8, 1960. Chairman of the
Judicial Council, March, 1962 to February 7, 1966. On February
5. 19(Ui. appointed by Governor Dan K. Moore to be Chief Justice
of the North Carolina Supreme Court to serve until January 1,
1967 (Constitution of North Carolina, Article IV, Section 17)
upon the retirement of Chief Justice Emery B. Denny. Took the
oaths of office on February 7, 1966. Nominated without opposition
for a full term of eight years as Chief Justice and elected without
opposition to that office in the General Election om November 8,
1966. Member Confederate Centennial Commission; Governor
Richard Caswell Memorial Commission; American Legion; 40
& 8; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Episcopalian. Married Mrs. Rie
Williams Rand of Greensboro, N. C, November 28, 1925. Home
address: Roanoke Rapids. N. C. Official address: Raleigh, N. C.

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WILLIAM HAYWOOD BOBBITT

ASSOCIATE JUSTICE

William Haywood Bobbitt, Democrat, was born in Raleigh. X. ('..
October 18, 1900. Son of James Henry and Eliza May (Burkhead)
Bobbitt. Attended graded schools of Baltimore, Md.; Charlotte
High School of Charlotte, N. C, 1913-1917; University of North
Carolina, A.B., 1921; University of North Carolina School of Law.
1920-1921. Licensed to practice law January 30, 1922: associated



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