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with firm of Stewart & McRae until September 1, 1922; member
of firm of Parker, Stewart, McRae & Bobbitt from September 1.
1922 to October 1, 1925; member of firm of Stewart, McRae &
Bobbitt from October 1, 1925 to October 1, 1930; member of firm of
Stewart & Bobbitt from October 1. 1930 through December 31.
1938; admitted to practice in State Courts of North Carolina.
United States District Court. United States Circuit Court of
Appeals, Fourth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United
States. Member Mecklenburg County Bar Association: North
Carolina Bar Association; American Bar Association; American
Judicature Society. Received honorary LL.D. degTees: Davidson
College, 1953, and University of North Carolina, 1957. Member
N. C. Commission to study Improvement of Administration of
Justice in N. C, 1947-1949; N. C. Judicial Council, 1949-1954:
Past President and life member of Charlotte Civitan Club: Trustee
of Brevard College, 1933-1952; President, General Alumni Associa-
tion, University of North Carolina. 1954-1955. Elected resident
Superior Court Judge of the 14th Judicial District in 1938 and
again in 1946; served as Superior Court Judge continuously from
January 1, 1939 through January. 1954; appointed by Governor
William B. Umstead as Associate Justice, North Carolina Supreme
Court, February 1, 1954, and served under such appointment until
1954 General Election; elected without opposition in 1954 Gen-
eral Election to unexpired portion of term of former Associate
Justice Barnhill and for full eight-year term beginning January
1, 1955; elected without opposition 1962 General Election for eight-
year term beginning January 1, 1963. Member Dilworth Methodist
Church, Charlotte, N. C. Married Sarah Buford Dunlap (now
deceased), February 28, 1924. Children: Mrs. John YY. Carter.
Morganton, N. C; Wm. H. Bobbitt, Jr., Charlotte, N. C; Mrs.
Ekkehart Sachtler, Midland Park. \ T . J.: Mis. D. S. Moss. Enfield.



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X. C. H':.« address: Charlotte, N. ('. Official address: Raleigh,
X. C.



CARLISLE WALLACE HIGGINS

ASSOCIATE JUSTICE

Carlisle Wallace Higgins, Democrat, was born at Eunice, N. C.
October IT. 1889. Son of Martin A. and Jennie C. (Bledsoe) Hig-
gins. Attended Bridle Creek Academy. Independence, Va., 1905-
1908: University of North Carolina. A.B., 1912; University of
North Carolina Law School, 1913-1914. Member North Carolinq
Bar Association: North Carolina State Bar. Solicitor Eleventh
Judicial District. 1930-1934; United States Attorney. Middle
District of North Carolina, 1934-1945. Assistant Chief and Acting
Chief International Prosecution Section. International Military
Tribunal. Tokyo. 1945-1947. Representative from Alleghany County
in the General Assembly of 1925 and State Senator from the
Twenty-ninth Senatorial District in the General Assembly of 192i».
Appointed Associate Justice Supreme Court of North Carolina by
Governor Umstead, June 8. 1954 to succeed Sam J. Ervin, Jr.
Re-elected to full eight-year term ending Dec. 31. 1966; re-elected
for full eight-year term beginning January 1. 1967 and ending
October -HI. 1**74. Member Masonic Lodge; American Legion; Forty
and Eight. Methodist. Married Myrtle Bryant. Children: C. W.
Higgins. Jr.. Galax. Virginia; Mrs. Mary Cecile Bridges. Greens-
boro. X. ' . Official address. Raleigh. N. C.



SUSIE MARSHALL SHARP

ASSOCIATE JUSTICE

Susie Marshall Sharp, Democrat, was born in Rocky Mount.
X. ('.. July 7. 1907. Daughter of James M. and Annie Britt (Black-
well) Sharp. Attended Reidsville Public Schools, 1913-1924; North
Carolina College for Women, 1924-1926; University of North
Carolina Law School, 1926-1929. LL.B. Licensed to practice law
in H»2s. Member of firm of Sharp and Sharp, Reidsville, N. C.
1929-1949: City Attorney. Reidsville. N. C, 1939-1949. Membei



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Ninth Carolina Bar Association; American Bar Association;
American Law Institute; N. C. Constitutional Commission of
L959; Order of the Coif; Order of Valkyries. Honorary member
of Phi Beta Kappa; Altrusa Club, Soroptimist Club; Delta Kappa
Gamma; American Business Women's Association, and Raleigh
Woman's Club. Received honorary degrees: Women's College,
U. N. C, LL.D., 1950; Pheiffer College, LH.D., 1960; Queens Col-
lege, LL.D., 1902; Elon College. LL.D., 1963; Wake Forest
College, LL.D. 1965. Received Achievement Citation, X. C. Federa-
tion of Business & Professional Women's Clubs, 1959; Distin-
guished Service Award for Women, Chi Omeg-a, 1959. Special
Judge Superior Court of North Carolina, 1949-1902. Appointed
Associate Justice North Carolina Supreme Court by Governor
Terry Sanford, March 14, 1902, and served under such appoint-
ment until 1902 General Election; elected 1902 General Election
to unexpired portion of term of former Associate Justice Emery
B. Denny (to November 1966); re-elected 1900 General election
for a term of 8 years. Methodist. Home address: 629 Lindsey
Street, Reidsville, N. C. Official address: Raleigh. X. C



ISAAC BEVERLY LAKE

ASSOCIATE .Il'STICE

Isaac Beverly Lake, Democrat, was born in Wake Fores:. X. C.
Son of James Ludwell and Lula Austin (Caldwell) Lake. Attended
Wake Forest Public School, 1915-1921; Wake Forest College, B.S.
degree, 1925; Harvard University, School of Law, LL.B., 1929;
Columbia University, School of Law, LL.M., 1940, J.S.D., 1947.
Member American Bar Association; X. C. Bar Association; Wake
County Bar Association. Author of •'Discrimination by Railroads
and other Public Utilities"; "North Carolina Practice Methods";
numerous articles in Law Reviews. Appointed Associate -Justice,
North Carolina Supreme Court, August of 1965 to succeed Associate
■Justice William B. Rodman, Jr.; elected for full eight-year term.
November 8, 1966. Baptist. Married Gertrude M. Bell, September 3,
L932. One son, I. Beverly Lake. Jr. Address: 10:! N. Mail Street,
Wake Forest, X. C.



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JAMES WILLIAM PLESS, JR.

ASSOCIATE JUSTICE

James William Pless, Jr., Democrat, was born in Brevard, N. C,
July 1, 1898. Son of James William and Annie Ellis (Miller)
Pless. Attended Marion (N. C.) High School, graduated, 1913;
Davidson College and University of North Carolina, 1913-1917;
Law School, University of North Carolina, 1918-1919. Member
North Carolina Bar Assn., past Vice President; American Bar
Assn.; Kiwanis Club, past President; Marion Lake Club, past
President; Sons of Confederate Veterans; Sons American Revolu-
tion; American Legion, past Commander; National Lawyers Club,
Washington, D. C; Masons, past Master; Pythians; Sigma Nu;
Phi Delta Phi, National President, 1933-1935, Chief Justice and
member of its Court of Appeals, 1935-1951. Solicitor, 18th Judi-
cial District, 1924-1934, youngest Solicitor in State when
appointed; Judge Superior Court, 18th and 29th Districts, 1934-
1966, youngest Superior Court Judge when appointed; served
longer as regular Judge of Superior Court than any one; elected
for longer period without Democratic or Republican opposition
than any one; President Conference of Superior Court Judges,
1954-1960. Received John J. Parker Award of N. C. Bar Associa-
tion, 1963; member N. C. Judicial Council, 1954-1966. Practiced
law, Marion, N. C. with firm of Pless, Winborne & Pless, later
Pless Winborne, Pless & Proctor, 1919-1934. Corporal, U.S. Army,
1918. Member First Methodist Church, Marion, N. C; Trustee.
Married Marjorie Neal Kirby, June 15, 1922. Children: James
William Pless, III (deceased), Ann Neal (Mrs. R. T. Lunger),
Marjorie Kirby (Mrs. C. C. Fesperman, Jr.), and Alan Davidson
Pless. Address: 304 Viewpoint Drive, and Lake Tahoma, Marion,
N. C.



JOSEPH BRANCH

ASSOCIATE JUSTICE

Joseph Branch, Democrat, was born in Enfield, N. C, July 5,
1915. Son of James C. and Laura (Applewhite) Branch. Attended
Enfield High School, 1932; Wake Forest College, LL.B. degree,



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1938. Lawyer. Member Halifax County Bar Association; N. C.
Bar Association; N. C. State Bar; Masonic Order; Enfield Lions
Club, President, 1941; Board of Trustees of Wake Forest College
for many years; Board of Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, for
one year. Representative in N. C. General Assembly, 1947, 1949,
1951 and 1953. Served as Legislative Counsel for Gov. Luther
Hodges, 1957; Campaign Manager, Gov. Dan Moore, 1964; Legis-
lative Counsel for Gov. Moore, 1965 Session of General Assembly.
Chairman, Democratic Party, Halifax County, 1957-1963; Dele-
gate to National Convention, 1956. Appointed by Gov. Dan K.
Moore as Associate Justice, N. C. Supreme Court, July 21, 1966.
and served under such appointment until 1966 General Election;
elected in 1966 to unexpired portion of term of former Associate
Justice Clifton L. Moore. Served in Armed Forces of the United
States from 1943 to 1945. Member Hayes Barton Baptist Church,
Raleigh, N. C; served as Deacon, Enfield Baptist Church, and as
Sunday School Teacher for 25 years. Married Frances Jane
Kitchen, December 7, 1946. One daughter, Frances Jane, and one
son, James C. Home address: Enfield, N. C; Official address:
Raleigh, N. C.



MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

SENATORS

DALLAS L. ALFORD, JR.

(Eighth Senate District — Counties: Johnston, Nash and Wilson.
Two Senators.)

Dallas L. Alford, Jr., Democrat, of Nash County, representing
the Eighth Senatorial District, was born in Durham, N. C. Son
of Dallas Lloyd Alford, Sr., and Sally Kate (Pope) Alford. At-
tended Durham High School; Duke University. Realtor. Owner
and operator of Alford Insurance & Realty Company; Past Presi-
dent Rocky Mount Realtors Association and Rocky Mount Mutual
Insurance Agents Association. Member Board of Aldermen, City of
Rocky Mount, 1939-1942; Nash County Board of Commissioners,
1948-1958, Chairman, 1952-1958; North Carolina Traffic Safety
Authority, 1966. Chairman Nash County Board of Health, 1952-
1958; Chairman of the Commission to study Welfare Problems for
the State of North Carolina, 1962. Mutual Insurance Agent of the
Year for North and South Carolina, 1966-1967. Member Com-
mission for the Study of Revenue Structure of the State, 1957-
1958; member Lodge 1038, B.P.O.E.; 40 and 8; Kiwanis Club;
Benvenue Country Club, Rocky Mount, N. C; Delta Sigma Phi
Social Fraternity. Lt. Commander U. S. Navy, 1942-1946. Past
President North Carolina Junior Chamber of Commerce, Rocky
Mount Junior Chamber of Commerce and North Carolina County
Commissioners Association; Director Peoples Bank & Trust Com-
pany, Rocky Mount, N. C. ; Citizens Savings & Loan Association,
Rocky Mount, N. C. and Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce.
Chairman Twin County Law Enforcement Executive Committee;
Commander American Legion, 1948. State Senator in the General
Assembly of 1959, 1961 and 1965. Methodist; member Official
Board of First Methodist Church, Rocky Mount, N. C, 1938-1965.
Married Margarette Glenn Griffin, November 17, 1945. Children:
Dallas L., Ill, Benjamin G., Margarette G. and Catherine Eliza-
beth. Address: 100 Wildwood Avenue, Rocky Mount, N. C.

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JOHN FRANKLIN ALLEN

(Nineteenth Senate District — Counties: Davidson, Montgomery,
Moore, Richmond and Scotland. Two Senators.)

John Franklin Allen, Democrat, of Montgomery County, rep-
resenting the Nineteenth Senatorial District, was born in Mont-
gomery County, N. C, March 12, 1927, Son of Barna and Mary
(Galloway) Allen. Attended Star Elementary and High School,
1932-1943. Building contractor and nursing home administrator.
Member Masonic Lodge, Scottish Right Bodies, Shriner and Elks.
Past Master, Biscoe Lodge Number 437, 1965. Served in the U. S.
Navy, March 12, 1945 to July 15, 1945. Presbyterian: member of
Star Presbyterian Church, Elder for 17 years. Married Jean
Maness, March 12, 1946. Children: Fred, Ray and Kerry. Address:
Box 8, Biscoe, North Carolina.



JULIAN RUSSELL ALLSBROOK

(Fourth Senate District — Counties: Edgecombe, Halifax, Pitt
and Warren. Two Senators.)

Julian Russell Allsbrook, Democrat, of Halifax County, repre-
senting the Fourth Senatorial District, was born in Roanoke
Rapids, N. C, February 17, 1903. Son of William Clemens and
Bennie Alice (Waller) Allsbrook. Graduated from Roanoke Rapids
Public Schools in 1920; University of North Carolina, 1920-1924;
University of North Carolina Law School, 1922-1924; President,
student body, 1923-1924; permanent Vice President, Class of 1924.
Lawyer. Member Halifax County Bar Assn.; North Carolina Bar
Assn.; North Carolina and United States Supreme Court Bars.
Presidential Elector from Second Congressional District, 1936;
former member Board of Trustees Roanoke Rapids School Dis-
trict; Board of City Commissioners of Roanoke Rapids for one
term. State Senator in the General Assembly of 1935, 1947, 1949,
1951 and 1965; Representative from Halifax County in the General
Assembly of 1941; Democratic nominee to State Senate, 1942;
resigned to enter U. S. Naval Reserve as Lieutenant, 1942, and
served until placed on inactive duty, 1945; now Lieutenant Com-
mander, U. S. Naval Reserve. Chairman, Committee on Platform
and Resolutions, State Democratic Convention, 1956-1958. Re-



Biographical Sketches :>">.',

ceived the 1965 North Carolina Public Health Association Award
for Distinguished Service Citation for genuine interest in public
health needs of citizens in all walks of life throughout North
Carolina and for unselfish and untiring efforts in promoting the
programs in Public Health that would meet these needs. Appointed
as delegate to Southern Regional Education Board Legislative
Work Conference by Governor Moore, held in Asheville, N. C,
July, 1966. Member Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity; Golden
Fleece; Order of the Grail; Tau Kappa Alpha Debating Frater-
nity; American Legion; Woodmen of the World; Roanoke Rapids
Kiwanis Club; Mason, Widow's Lodge No. 519. Director, Medical
Foundation of North Carolina, Inc. Past member North Carolina
Committee on Nursing and Patient Care; Trustee North Carolina
Symphony, Inc. Secretary, State Municipal Road Commission;
Trustee, Chowan College, Murfreesboro, N. C. Baptist. Married
Frances Virginia Brown (now deceased) of Garysburg, N. C,
June 24, 1926. Children: Richard Brown, Mary Frances and Alice
Harris. Address: Roanoke Rapids, N. C.

JESSE HINNANT AUSTIN, JR.

(Eighth Senate District — Counties: Johnston, Nash and Wilson.
Two Senators.)

Jesse Hinnant Austin, Jr., Democrat, of Johnston County, repre-
senting the Eighth Senatorial District, was born in Raleigh, N. C,
February 13, 1930. Son of Jesse H., Sr. and Blanche O. (Godwin)
Austin. Attended Clayton Public Schools; Oak Ridge Military
Institute; N. C. State University, B.S. degree, Agricultural Edu-
cation, 1953. Farmer. Member Board of Directors, Clayton Mer-
chants Assn.; Johnston County Board of Commissioners, 1962-1966;
Masons; Civitan Club; past President, Clayton Rotary Club;
President, Clayton Industrial Development Assn. Served in U. S.
Navy, Korean War. Member First Baptist Church, Clayton. Mar-
ried Helen Canady, 1950. Children: Jesse, III, 13; Kimberly Dale,
11, and Candy, 6. Address: Rt. 2, Clayton, N. C.

HARRY STROMAN BAGNAL

(Twenty-second Senate District — County: Forsyth. Two Sen-
ators.)



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Hairy Stroman Bagnal, Republican, of Forsyth County, repre-
senting the Twenty-second Senatorial District, was born in Win-
ston-Salem, N. C, May 5, 1928. Son of Luther N. and Susie
(Lofton) Bagnal. Attended Reynolds Hij?h School, 1941-1945; The
Citadel, A.B. degree, 1949. Secretary-Treasurer, Bagnal Lumber
Company. Served in U.S. Army, 1950-1952, 1st Lieutenant. Mem-
ber First Baptist Church ; Deacon ; Sunday School Teacher, fifteen
years. Married Anne Elizabeth Broyles, April 4, 1959. Children:
Harry S., Jr.; David C; Alice Anne, and Mary Loften Bagnal.
Address: Route 1, Murray Road, Winston-Salem, N. C. 27106.

JAMES RUFFIN BAILEY

(Twelfth Senate District — County: Wake. Two Senators.)

James Ruffin Bailey, Democrat, of Wake County, representing
the Twelfth Senatorial District, was born in Jacksonville, N. C,
April 13, 1919. Son of Isaac Mayo and Ida (Thompson) Bailey.
Attended Needham B. Broughton High School, Raleigh, N. C,
1936; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, A.B. degree,
1941; University of North Carolina Law School, LL.B., 1948.
Lawyer. Member of Wake County Bar Association ; North Carolina
Bar Association; North Carolina State Bar. Member Raleigh Ro-
tary Club, President 1965-66; Pi Kappa Alpha, President Tau
Chapter, 1940-1941; District President Pi Kappa Alpha, 1952-
1953; Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity. Served in United States
Army Air Force, 1941-1945; Lieutenant Colonel United States
Air Force Reserve. State Senator in the General Assembly of 1965.
Member Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Raleigh, N.C.; member
of Vestry, 1950-1952, 1954-1956, 1961-1963; Junior Warden, 1956,
1963. Married Nelle Rousseau, January 18, 1945. Children: James
Ruffin Bailey, Jr., age 14 and Jane Rousseau Bailey, age 10.
Address: 2502 Kenmore Drive, Raleigh. North Carolina.

JOHN RAY BOGER, JR.

(Twenty-fourth Senate District — Counties: Anson, Cabarrus,
Stanly and Union. Two Senators.)

John Ray Boger, Jr., Democrat, of Cabarrus County, repre-
senting the Twenty-fourth Senatorial District, was born in Con-



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President of the Senate



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Allen of Montgomery
Allsbrook of Halifax



ustin of Johnston
Bagnal of Forsyth
Bailey of Wake



oger of Cabarrus
Bridgers of Edgecombe
Briggs of Buncombe



rumby of Cherokee
Bryan of Wilkes
Buchanan of Henderson



urney of New Hanover
Byrd of Burke
Coggins of Wake




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cord, X. ('.. April 2, 1929. Son of John Ray and Jessie (Bost)
Boger. Attended Concord City Schools; graduated from Concord
High School, 191(5; Duke University, B.A., 1950; Duke University
School of Law, LL.B., 1952. Lawyer. President Cabarrus County
Bar Assn.; member North Carolina Bar Assn.; North Carolina
State Bar. President, Cabarrus County Young Democratic Club,
L959-1960; member Kappa Sigma, social fraternity and Delta
Theta Phi, legal fraternity. Author "Taxation of Renunciations of
Interests in Decedents' Estates under the Federal Estate and Gift
Taxes," Duke Bar Journal, Volume 2, No. 1, December, 1951.
Served in U. S. Army, 1953-1956; First Lieutenant, Judge Advo-
cate General's Corps. Representative in the General Assembly of
1961. Methodist; Sunday School Teacher, 1956-1957, 1964-1966;
Superintendent of Junior Department, 1959-1960; member of Of-
ficial Board. Married Miriam Leake Morris, July 18, 1959. One son:
John Ray Boger, III, born July 24, 1960. Address: 101 Louise
Drive, S.E., Concord, N. C.

HERBERT VINSON BRIDGERS

(Fourth Senate District — Counties: Edgecombe, Halifax, Pitt
and Warren. Two Senators.)

Herbert Vinson Bridgers, Democrat, of Edgecombe County,
representing the Fourth Senatorial District, was born in Conway,
N. C, May 8, 1919. Son of H. A. and Mary (Vinson) Bridgers.
Attended Enfield High School, Class of 1935; University of North
Carolina, B.S. Commerce 1942; U. N. C. Law School, LL.B, 1948.
Attorney. Member of Nash-Edgecombe Bar Association; N. C.
Bar Association; American Trial Lawyers Association. Served in
the U. S. Marine Corps, 1941-1946; Major in U.S.M.C.R. (Retired).
Episcopalian. Married Katherine Boone, 1948. One son, Vinson
Bridgers, Jr. Address: 612 Lucille Drive, Tai'boro, N. C.

BRUCE BLIRRY BRIGGS

(Thirty-first Senate District — Counties: Buncombe, Madison,
Mitchell and Yancey. Two Senators.)

Bruce Burry Briggs, Republican, of Buncombe County, repre-
senting- the Thirty-first Senatorial District, was born in Mars Hill,



Biographical Sketches 559

N. C, June 20, 1937. Son of Clarence W. and Eula (Burry) Briggs.
Attended Mars Hill High School, graduated, 1955; Mars Hill
College; Western Carolina College; Wake Forest College Law
School, LL.B., 1962. Lawyer. Member North Carolina State Bar;
Buncombe County Bar Assn.; American Trial Lawyers Assn.;
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Justice, 1961-1962, "Most Out-
standing Member Award," 1962, delegate to National Convention,
1960. Chairman of Madison County Republican Executive Com-
mittee, 1962-1964; member N. C. Republican Executive Committee,
1962-1964; Chairman, 11th Congressional District, 1966 (Repub-
lican); member Central Committee, N. C. Republican Party; 11th
District Vice Chairman, N. C. Young Republican Club, 1966. At-
tained rank of Sp-4, E-4, North Carolina National Guard, 1962-
1965; presently member U. S. Army Reserve. Listed in "Who's
Who in American Politics." Member Calvary Baptist Church.
Single. Address: 28 Sunset Drive, Asheville, N. C; mailing ad-
dress: P. O. Box 7471, Asheville, N. C.



MARY FAYE BRUMBY

(Thirty-third Senate District — Counties: Cherokee, Clay, Gra-
ham, Jackson, Macon, Swain and Transylvania. One Senator.)

Mary Faye Brumby, Democrat, of Cherokee County, representing
the Thirty-third Senatorial District was born in Marietta, Georgia,
May 11, 1912. Daughter of William H. and Lillian Truman (Gro-
gan) Martin. Attended Marietta High School, 1929-1933; Young
Harris College, 1955, Associate Arts degree; Western Carolina
College, 1962, B.S. in Elementary Education. Manufacturer. Mem-
ber Business and Professional Women's Club; "Woman of the
Week" of Cherokee County, August, 1964, Asheville Citizen, Ashe-
ville, N. C. Author of poems in various newspapers and Anthology
of Verse called "Christmas Lyrics," 1939, by Beacon Publications,
New York. Officer in P.T.A. and Business and Professional Wo-
men's Club, 1963. Served as President of the Murphy Garden Club
for two years; elected Assistant District Director of Garden Clubs
in local District I, September, 1964. Representative in the General
Assembly of 1965. Member of International Platform Association;
National Society of State Legislators; Order of Women Legis-



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lators; N. C. Council on Mental Retardation; Governor's Ad-
visory Committee on Beautification ; The Western Carolina Asso-
ciation Communities; Legislative Co-Chairman of N. C. Garden
Clubs. Presbyterian; Assistant Superintendent of Sunday School,
L964; District Chairman, 1960; Pi'esident, Women of the Church,
L950; Sunday School Teacher for several years. Married Edward
Hunt Brumby, Sr., September 23, 1934. Two daughters, Mrs. Mary
Bolan Forrest and Mrs. Ida Hunt Townson; one son, Edward
Hunt Brumby, Jr. Address: Box <>, Murphy, N. C.



THOMAS K. BRYAN

( Twenty-fifth Senate District — Counties: Davie. Watauga,
Wilkes and Yadkin. One Senator.)

Thomas R. Bryan, Republican, of Wilkes County, representing
the Twenty-fifth Senatorial District, was born in Traphill, N. C.
Attended high school at Traphill; Wilkesboro High School; Berea
College; John Randolph Neal College of Law in Knoxville, Ten-
nessee. Lawyer. Licensed to practice in Supreme Court of North
Carolina. U. S. District Court, U. S. Circuit Court and U. S.
Supreme Court. Father, grandfather and great grandfather have
been elected to the North Carolina General Assembly from Wilkes
County. Past Master of Wilkesboro Masonic Lodge and holds
honorary membership in every Masonic lodge in Wilkes County.
Member Church of Christ. Married Dell Dean Bryan from Walker
County, Alabama. Children : Three sons and three daughters.
Address: 500 W. Main Street, Wilkesboro, N. C.



HARRY EUGENE BUCHANAN

(Thirty-second Senate District — Counties; Haywood. Henderson
and Polk. One Senator, >

Harry Eugene Buchanan, Democrat, of Henderson County, rep-
resenting the Thirty-second Senatorial District, was born in
Sylva, N. C, September 3, 1898. Son of Marcellus and Laura Belle
(Leatherwood) Buchanan. Attended Trinity Park School, Durham,
X. C, 1912-1913; W.N.C. College, 1913-1914; U.N.C., Chapel Hill,
1914-1915. City Manager, N. C. Theatres, Inc. Chairman, City of



Biographical Sketcuks 561

Hendersonville ABC Board; Director Theatre Owners Assn. of
N. C. and S. C. since 1925; Director, Carolina Motor Club, Char-
lotte, N. C. ; Chairman, Cherokee Historical Assn. Member Hen-
dersonville Lodge, B.P.O.E. #1616, Exalted Ruler, 1939-1940.
Mayor City of Sylva, N. C, 1931-1932. Member N. C. State High-
way Commission, 1953-1957. Methodist. Married Pearle Long,
June 19, 1923. Children: Jean Buchanan, Nashville, Tenn.; Mrs.
C. W. Porter, Hendersonville, N. C. ; Harry E. Buchanan, Jr.,



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