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in the General Assembly of 1965. Member Legislative Council,
l!»()3-1964; Chairman Insurance Committee and Driver Education
Committee. Methodist; Steward. Married Frances Wells, July 5,
1943. Children: Sam Latham Whitehurst, Jr., Frances Whitehurst
Gurley and Fred Hancock Whitehurst, II. Address: Bayboro Road,
New Bern, N. C.



GEORGE MATTHEW WOOD

(First Senate District — Counties: Bertie, Camden, Chowan,
Currituck, Gates, Hertford, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans
and Washington. Two Senators.)

George Matthew Wood, Democrat, of Camden County, repre-
senting the First Senatorial District, was born in Camden, N. C,
April 30, 1926. Son of Freshwater Poole and Elsie (Griffen)
Wood. Attended Elizabeth City High School, 1938-1942; Stanton
Military Academy, 1942-1943; N. C. State College, B.S. in Agron-
omy, 1950. Farmer and grain dealer. Director, National Grain
and Feed Dealers Assn. Member Carolinas-Virginia Grain & Feed
Dealers Assn., past President; N. C. Feed Manufacturers Assn.;
National Potato Chip Institute; Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.;
N. C. Potato Assn., and member Board of Directors; Member Ad-
visory Council School of Agriculture (N. C. State University);
Board of Directors North Carolina Agricultural Institute (N. C.
State University) ; Board of Directors North Carolina Agri-
cultural Foundation. Member Advisory Board Chowan College.
Member N. C. State Trustee Building Committee and Board of
Trustees of the University of North Carolina. Past President



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and Chairman of the Board of N. C. State Alumni Association.
Member Gamma Sigma Delta "The Honor Society of Agriculture" ;
member Sigma Chi; Mason; Shriner; Charter President Camden
Lions Club. Selected "Young Farmer of the Year, 1960" by Eliza-
beth City Jaycees for Camden, Currituck and Pasquotank Counties.
Representative in the General Assembly of 1963 and 1965. Pres-
byterian; Deacon, 1957. Married Winifred Jones, August 12, 1950.
Five children: Gail Griffen, George Matthew, Jr., David Lloyd,
Joan Jones and Robert Graham. Address: Camden, N. C.



REPRESENTATIVES

DAVID MAXWELL BRITT

Speaker

(Twenty-fourth House District — Counties: Hoke Robeson and
Scotland. Four Representatives.)

David Maxwell Britt, Democrat, of Robeson County, repre-
senting the Twenty-fourth Representative District, was born in
McDonald, N. C, January 3, 1917. Son of Dudley H. and Martha
Mae (Hall) Britt. Attended McDonald Elementary School, 1922-
1929; Lumberton High School, 1929-1933; Wake Forest College,
1933-1935; Wake Forest College Law School, 1935-1937. Lawyer.
Member American, North Carolina and Robeson County Bar Asso-
ciations. Solicitor, Fairmont Recorder's Court, 1940-1944; Attorney
for Town of Fairmont since 1946. Served on State Democratic
Executive Committee for two terms. Member Board of Trustees
Southeastern General Hospital, President, 1958; President Wake
Forest College Alumni Association, 1952-1953; member Phi Kappa
Alpha National Society Fraternity; Fairmont Rotary Club since
1938 and Governor of District 279, 1951-1952; Chairman Robeson
County Democratic Executive Committee, 1956-1958; Chairman,
Fairmont Board of Education, 1954-1958. Selected "Man of the
Year" for Robeson County, 1957. Representative in the General
Assembly of 1959, 1961, 1963 and 1965. Member Advisory Budget
Commission, 1963-65. Member N. C. Courts Commission. Private,
U. S. Army, 1943. Baptist; Deacon; Teacher, Men's Bible Class
since 1939; member of General Board, Baptist State Convention
of N. C. Married Louise Teague of Fairmont, N. C, July 16, 1941.
Children: Nancy, Martha Neill, Mary Louise and David, Jr. Ad-
dress: Fairmont, N. C.

IKE FRANKLIN ANDREWS

(Twentieth House District — Counties: Chatham and Orange.
Two Representatives.)

Ike Franklin Andrews, Democrat, of Chatham County, repre-
senting the Twentieth Representative District, was born in Bonlee,

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Chatham County, N. C, September 2, 1925. Son of Archie Franklin
and Ina (Dunlap) Andrews. Attended Bonlee High School, 1931-
1941; Fork Union Military Academy, Fork Union, Va., 1941-1942;
Mars Hill College, 1942-1943; University of North Carolina, 1946-
1952, B.S. and LL.B. degrees. Lawyer. Member North Carolina
State Bar; North Carolina Bar Association; American Bar Asso-
ciation; District Bar Association Executive Committee, 1958-1959;
N. C. Bar Association Standing Committee on Legislation and Law
Reform; N. C. Judicial Council, 1959-1961. President Junior Cham-
ber of Commerce; Member Board of Trustees, University of North
Carolina; Board of Directors, Siler City Chamber of Commerce;
Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, Chatham Hospital;
Executive Committee Occoneechee Council, Boy Scouts of America;
Chairman Chatham District, Boy Scouts of America; Chatham
County Civil Defense; American Legion Oratorical Contest. Young
Man of the Year, Siler City, 1958. Solicitor, Tenth-A District,
July, 1961-December, 1962. Elected Poet Laureate of the Senate,
1959. Field Artillery Forward Observer, United States Army,
1943-1945, Master Sergeant; awarded Bronze Star and Purple
Heart, European Theatre, World War II. State Senator in the
General Assembly of 1959 ; Representative in the General Assembly
of 1961. Married Jo Anne Johnson, September 13, 1947. Two
daughters: Alice Cecelia and Nina Patricia. Address: Siler City,
N. C.



TOFFIE CLYDE AUMAN

(Twenty-eighth House District — County: Moore. One Repre-
sentative.)

Toffie Clyde Auman, Democrat, of Moore County, Representing
the Twenty-eighth Representative District, was born in Jackson
Springs, N. C, March 11, 1909. Son of Claude and Lillie Catherine
(Graham) Auman. Attended Jackson Springs High School; North
Carolina State University. Farmer. Member N. C. Farm Bureau,
former Director; President National Peach Council, 1965-1966;
member Horticulture Committee, American Farm Bureau, 1956-
1962; Director, Sandhill Production Credit Assn., 1950-1966. Pres-
ident North Carolina Peach Grower's Society, 1960-1963; past



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Director, N. C. Farm Bureau Insurance Company; past Director
and President, N. C. State University Agricultural Foundation.
Advisor to Dean of Agriculture, N. C. State University; past
Director N. C. State University Alumni Assn.; West End School
Committee, 1948-1964. Received Gamma Sigma Delta Award from
N. C. State University for contributions to agriculture. Member
N. C. Board of Juvenile Correction, 1950-1966; N. C. Committee
for Better Schools, 1958; Director, N. C. Railroad, 1949-1950. Rep-
resentative in the General Assembly of 1965. Presbyterian; Elder;
Commissioner to General Assembly, 1955; Vice Resident, Synod's
Men's Council, 1959; President, Men of the Church, Fayetteville
Presbytery. Married Sally Watts, August 7, 1936. Children: Clyde
Watts, Robert M., Nancy Jane, and Laura Graham. Address:
Route 1, West End, N. C.



WESLEY BAILEY

(Thirtieth House District — County: Forsyth. Five Repre-
sentatives.)

Wesley Bailey, Democrat, of Forsyth County, representing the
Thirtieth Representative District, was born in Forsyth County,
N. C, June 20, 1931. Son of Cicero England and Charlie Olivia
(Shurley) Bailey. Attended Old Town School, Forsyth County,
1937-1945; R. J. Reynolds High School, Winston-Salem, N. C.
1945-1949; Wake Forest College, B.S. degree, 1953; Wake Forest
Law School, LL.B. degree, 1955. Lawyer. Member American Bar
Assn.; North Carolina Bar Assn.; North Carolina State Bar;
Forsyth County Bar Assn.; Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity.
Secretary, Forsyth Democratic Executive Committee, 1961-1964;
President, Wilsonian Democratic Club, 1958-1960; President, Speas
Parent-Teacher Assn., 1964-1966. Sergeant First Class, United
States Army Reserves, 1949-1959. Methodist; delegate to Western
North Carolina Annual Conference, 1957-1959; member Official
Board, 1955-1960; Chairman, Board of Directors, Wesley Foun-
dation, Winston-Salem, 1956-1960. Married Joanna Ray, April
28, 1956. Children: David Wesley Bailey, Jr., and Cheryl Leigh
Bailey. Address: 707 Ransom Road, Winston-Salem, N. C. 27106.



David M. Britt — Speaker



Andrews of Chatham
Auman of Moore
Bailey of Forsyth



Barbee of Nash
Barr of Ashe

Baugh of Mecklenburg



Beatty of Mecklenburg
Billings of Wilkes
Blake of Montgomery



Boger of Davie
Bowles of Guilford
Britt of Johnston



Bryan of Cumberland
Bumgardner of Gaston
Bunn of Wake




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ALLEN CROMWELL BARBEE

(Fourteenth House District — Counties: Edgecombe and Nash.
Three Representatives.)

Allen Cromwell Barbee, Democrat, of Nash County, repre-
senting the Fourteenth Representative District, was born in Spring
Hope, N. C, December 18, 1910. Son of John Lucian and Debbie
Lena (Vester) Barbee. Attended Durham High School, 1928-1929;
Spring Hope High School, 1930-1931; University of North Carolina,
Class of 1935. Farmer, hotel operator and sales executive. Former
publisher, owner and editor of Spring Hope Enterprise. Mason;
Shriner; Elk. Member Spring Hope Board of Town Commissioners,
1949-1951; Mayor, Spring Hope, 1951-1959. Who's Who in the
South and Southwest, 1954 and 1955. Served in World War II,
1942-1946, four years in European Theatre; entered as Private,
1942 and discharged as Captain, 1946. Representative in the Gen-
eral Assembly of 1961, 1963 and 1965. Methodist; member Official
Board, 1946-1960; Chairman of Board, 1948 and 1957; Charge
Lay Leader, 1957-1960; President, Methodist Men, 1959. Married
Mabel McClellan Dixon, March 7, 1942. Children: Rebecca Barnes
Barbee, age 13 and Allen Cromwell Barbee, II, age 10. Address:
Spring Hope, N. C.

BASIL DUKE BARR

(Thirty-seventh House District — Counties: Alleghany, Ashe,
Stokes and Surry. Three Representatives.)

Basil Duke Barr, Democrat, of Ashe County, representing the
Thirty-seventh Representative District, was born in Jefferson,
N. C, November 4, 1894. Son of Felix and Blanche (Duke) Barr.
Attended Jefferson High School, 1914-1917; N. C. State College,
Class of 1921, B.S. degree. Retired. Member Masonic Order; Amer-
ican Legion. Served in World War I; entered World War II June,
1942, and retired November, 1954 as Lieutenant Colonel, Corps
Engineers. Representative in the General Assembly of 1965. Bap-
tist. Married Mabel Phillips, 1922. One daughter, Mrs. Robert E.
Shepherd, Washington, D. C; two sons, Winfred F. Barr, Ft.
Greely, Alaska, and Basil D. Barr, Jr., U.S. Forestry Department,
Franklin, N. C. Address: West Jefferson, N. C.



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PHILIP JACKSON BAUGH

(Thirty-sixth House District — County: Mecklenburg. Seven
Representatives. )

Philip Jackson Baugh, Democrat, of Mecklenburg County, rep-
resenting the Thirty-sixth Representative District, was born in
Charlotte, N. C, February 20, 1932. Son of Philip Jackson, Sr.
and Frances Edith (Jones) Baugh. Attended Charlotte Central
High School; Duke University, A.B. degree, 1954. Business: Real
estate, insurance, cotton products, also commercial horse breeding.
Member Charlotte Downtown Assn.; Charlotte Executives Club;
Goodfellows Club; National Council of Duke University and Exec-
utive Committee. Charlotte Director North Carolina National
Bank; member Soaring Society of America; Sigma Chi Fraternity;
Vice Regent, Theta Tau, Professional Engineering Fraternity.
32nd degree Mason and Shriner. Served as Captain, USAF, Jet
Fighter Pilot, 1954-1956-1962. Member Covenant Presbyterian
Church; Deacon; member Finance Committee; Planning Committee;
Sunday School Teacher. Married Patricia Jeanne Meyers, June 6,
1953. Children: Frances Kimberly, age 12; Lisa Jeanne, age 11;
Philip Jackson, III, age 10, and Patricia Leigh, age 7. Address:
2018 Sharon Road, Charlotte, N. C. 28207. Business address:
Baugh Bldg.; Charlotte, N. C.



JAMES TULLY (JIM) BEATTY

(Thirty-sixth House District — County: Mecklenburg. Seven
Representatives.)

James Tully (Jim) Beatty, Democrat, of Mecklenburg County,
representing the Thirty-sixth Representative District, was born in
New York City, N. Y., October 28, 1934. Son of Henry E. and Mary
E. (Guccione) Beatty. Attended Public School and Central High
School, Charlotte, N. C, graduating in 1953; University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill, N. C, 1957, A.B. in English. National
Sales Manager, Radio Station WAYS, Charlotte, N. C. Member
Charlotte Advertising Club; Charlotte Public Relations Society;
United States Olympic Committee; North Mecklenburg Optimist
Club; Mecklenburg Jaycees. First man in history to run an indoor
mile under four minutes; winner in 1962 of Sullivan Award as



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America's Amateur Athlete of Year; named one of America's ten
Outstanding Young Men of Year, 1962, by U.S. Jaycees; charter
member of X. C. Sports Hall of Fame, 1963. Served in U.S. Army,
(PFC), 1957-1958 (six months active duty.) Member St. Gabriel's
Catholic Church, Charlotte, N. C. Married Barbara Ann Harmon,
February 20. 1960. Address: 3716 Rhodes Avenue, Charlotte, N. C.

CLAUDE BILLINGS

(Thirty-eighth House District — Counties: Wilkes and Yadkin.
Two Representatives.)

Claude Billings, Republican, of Wilkes County, representing the
Thirty-eighth Representative District, was born in Wilkes County,
July 18, 1918. Son of John and Flora (Lyon) Billings. Attended
Traphill Elementary School; graduate of Traphill High School.
Used car dealer and poultry farmer. Chairman, Wilkes County
Public Library Board; member North Wilkes School District;
Traphill Masonic Lodge, No. 483, past Master, 1952-1954; District
Deputy Grand Master, 48th Masonic District. Former member and
Chairman, Wilkes County Board of Commissioners. Served two
years in United States Army as a Corporal. Member Round Hill
Baptist Church; former Superintendent of Sunday School; Teacher
and Deacon. Married Emma Lyon, September 11, 1943. Four
children: 2 girls and 2 boys. Address: Route 1, Box 2-A, Traphill,
N. C.

COLON ELWOOD BLAKE

(Twenty-seventh House District — Counties: Montgomery and
Randolph. Two Representatives.)

Colon Elwood Blake, Republican, of Montgomery County, repre-
senting the Twenty-seventh Representative District, was born in
Candor, N. C, April 19, 1924. Son of Allen J. and Anne (Sasser)
Blake. Attended Candor High School, 1943. Owner Blake's Motel
and Restaurant. Member Candor Lions Club; Southern Pines Elks
Club; Montgomery County Club. Served in U.S. Army, 1943-1946,
Sgt. T/4. Presbyterian; past Superintendent; Deacon for ten
years; now Chairman. Married Inez Allen, June 7, 1947. Four
sons: Jimmy, 18; Tommy, 16; Gary, 11; Greg, 6. Address: Box
157, Candor, N. C.



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GILBERT LEE BOGER

(Thirty-ninth House District — Counties: Davie and Iredell. Two
Representatives. )

Gilbert Lee Boger, Republican, of Davie County, representing
the Thii-ty-ninth Representative District, was born in Davie County,
May 22, 1927. Son of Clyde H. and Lula F. (Richie) Boger. At-
tended Mocksville High School, graduated, 1943. Dairy farmer.
Member Davie Farm Bureau; Farmington Masonic Lodge, #265,
First Steward, 1966. Member Bethlehem Methodist Church; Sunday
School Teacher since 1957; member Official Board, 1957-1966.
Married Maxine Smith, April 20, 1952. Children: Ronald Lee,
Cynthia Lynn, and Warren Smith. Address: Rt. 3, Mocksville, N. C.

HARGROVE BOWLES, JR.

(Twenty-sixth House District — County: Guilford. Six Repre-
sentatives.)

Hargrove Bowles, Jr. Democrat, of Guilford County, repre-
senting the Twenty-sixth Representative District, was born in
Monroe, N. C, November 16, 1919. Son of Hargrove and Kelly
Bess (Moneyhun) Bowles. Attended Monroe Elementary School;
graduated Monroe High School, 1937; University of North Caro-
lina, Chapel Hill, N. C. Corporate director. Member Beta Theta
Psi; Masons. Director: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
General Alumni Assn.; North Carolina Engineering Foundation;
Greensboro Cerebral Palsy School; Greensboro Salvation Army;
Red Shield Boy's Club; North Carolina Fund; North Carolina
Heart Assn.; North Carolina Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis
Society. Trustee, Methodist College, Fayetteville, N. C; Chair-
man: North Carolina Heart Assn.; Boosters Club, Chamber of
Commerce, Greensboro, N. C; North Carolina Partners for the
Alliance. Past Chairman, Board of Greensboro School for Men-
tally Retarded Children; member National Council, USO; Gen-
eral Green Council, Boy Scouts of America, Greensboro, N. C.
Director, North Carolina Conservation and Development, 1961-1962,
Chairman of the Board, 1962-1965. Methodist; member Board of
Stewards. Married Jessamine Woodward, June 28, 1941. Children:
Hargrove, III; Erskine Boyce; Mary Holland and Martha Thomas.
Address: 700 Country Club Drive, Greensboro, N. C.



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WILLIAM ROSS BRITT

(Fifteenth House District — Counties: Johnston and Wilson.
Three Representatives.)

William Ross Britt, Democrat, of Johnston County, representing
the Fifteenth Representative District was born at Bentonville
Battleground near Four Oaks, N. C. Son of Rufus Kirby and Mary
Rebecca (Woodall) Britt. Attended Four Oaks High School, 1940;
University of North Carolina, A.B. degree, 1944; University of
North Carolina, LL.B., degree, 1948. Lawyer. Member North
Carolina Bar; North Carolina Bar Association; American Bar
Association; American Judicature Society. Member Fellowship
Masonic Lodge No. 84, Smithfield, N. C; Wilmington Consistory,
Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A., Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite
of Freemasonry; Sudan Temple, New Bern, N. C, Commander
Pou-Parrish Post No. 132, American Legion, 1964. Solicitor John-
ston County Recorder's Court, 1950-1958 (leave of absence from
March 1951 to June 1952, on active duty in U. S. Marine Corps) ;
Assistant Superior Court Solicitor, 1952-1958. First Lieutenant,
U. S. Marine Corps, 1943-1945; Captain, U. S. Marine Corps, 1951-
1952. Representative in the General Assembly of 1963 and 1965.
Member Centenary Methodist Church, Smithfield, N. C; Sunday
School teacher for ten years; member Official Board since 1951.
Address: Box 526, Smithfield, N. C.



NORWOOD E. BRYAN, JR.

(Twenty-third House District — County: Cumberland. Four
Representatives.)

Norwood E. Bryan, Jr., Democrat, of Cumberland County,
representing the Twenty-third Representative District, was born
in Fayetteville, N. C, January 10, 1935. Son of Norwood E. and
Pearl (Russ) Bryan. Attended University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill, 1956, A.B. degree; Yale University Law School, 1963,
LL.B. degree. Lawyer. Lieutenant in United States Naval Reserve,
1956-1960. Address: P. O. Box 24, Fayetteville, N. C. 28302



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DAVID WEBSTER BUMGARDNER, JR.

(Forty-first House District — Counties: Gaston and Lincoln.
Four Representatives.)

David Webster Bumgardner, Jr., Democrat, of Gaston County,
representing the Forty-first Representative District, was born in
Belmont, N. C, November 2, 1921. Son of David Webster and
Winnifred (Ballard) Bumgardner. Attended Belmont Public
Schools, 1927-1938; Belmont Abbey College, 1939-1940; Gupton-
Jones College of Mortuary Science, Nashville, Tenn., graduated,
1942. Mortician. President & Treasurer, Bumgardner Funeral
Home, Inc. Member N. C. Funeral Directors Assn.; National
Funeral Directors Assn.; Board of Directors, Conference of Fu-
neral Service Examining Boards of the United States, 1952-1956,
served as President, 1955-1956; N. C. State Board of Embalmers
and Funeral Directors, 1950-1955, served as President, 1954-1955.
Received Distinguished Service Award from Dallas Institute-
Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science, 1954. Member Masons,
Belmont Lodge #627; Gastonia York Rite Masonic Orders; Shrine,
Oasis Temple; Elks, Gastonia Lodge #1634. Appointed to origi-
nal Planning and Zoning Board of Belmont, N. C; past President,
Belmont Chamber of Commerce; Vice President, Belmont United
Fund, Inc. Served in U.S. Army, 1942-1945; European-African
Theater, 1943-1945; U. S. Army Reserve, 1949-1955; N. C. National
Guard, since 1955; Captain, 3rd Battalion, 113th Artillery. Mem-
ber First Baptist Church, Belmont; Deacon; Church Parlimen-
tarian; Chairman Finance Committee; formerly served as De-
partment Superintendent in Sunday School and on Building Com-
mittee. Married Sara Margaret Jones, August 14, 1948. Children:
Sharon Inez, age 16, and Sandra Jo, age 6. Address: 209 Peach-
tree Street, Belmont, N. C.

THOMAS DAVIS BUNN

(Nineteenth House District — County: Wake. Four Repre-
sentatives.)

Thomas Davis Bunn, Democrat, of Wake County, representing
the Nineteenth Representative District, was born in Raleigh, N. C.
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Bunn. Attended Hayes Barton Elementai-y School; Needham
Broughton High School; Wake Forest College; N. C. State College;
Montana Slate College; Wake Forest College Law School, 1950,
LL.B. Lawyer; partner in law firm of Bunn, Hatch, Little & Bunn,
Raleigh, N. C. Member Wake County Bar Association, Director,
1955-1956; North Carolina Bar Association; Pi Kappa Alpha;
Phi Delta Phi. President Wake County YDC, 1956-1957; Chair-
man Wake County Democratic Rally, 1961. Captain, Air Force,
B-29 Pilot, 1943-1946. Representative in the General Assembly of
1963 and 1965. Baptist; Deacon, 1963-1965; Superintendent Adult
Department, 1960-1964. Married Alice Rebecca Smith, September
10, 1950. Four children: Thomas D., Jr., Rebecca Marion, Wilton
LeRoy and Nancy Elizabeth. Address: 2507 Wake Drive, Raleigh,
X. C.



EMMETT WYNN BURDEN

(Sixth House District — Counties: Bertie, Hertford and North-
ampton. Two Representatives.)

Emmett Wynn Burden, Democrat, of Bertie County, repre-
senting the Sixth Representative District, was born in Aulander,
N. C, July 26, 1923. Son of Marion Clyde and Belle (Mitchell)
Burden. Attended Aulander Elementary School, 1929-1936;
Aulander High School, 1936-1940; University of North Carolina,
1940-1943; Naval V-12 course at Columbia University, September
of 1943 to April 1944. General insurance agency, real estate and
farming. Member North Carolina Association of Insurance Agents,
Inc.; Aulander Ruritan Club, Secretary, 1952, Vice-President, 1953
and President, 1954; North Carolina Association of Rescue Squads;
State Director, Area 1, N. C. Association of Rescue Squads, 1961-
1962; Lieutenant Governor, Roanoke District, Ruritan National,
1959; member Board of Commissioners, Town of Aulander, July of
1961 to January of 1963. Secretary-Treasurer Bertie County Fire
Protective Committee, 1959-1962; Fire Chief Town of Aulander,
1950-1962; member State Advisory Committee on Firemanship
Training. Building Inspector, Town of Aulander, 1950-1962; Di-
rector of Civil Defense, Town of Aulander, 1952-1962. Repre-
sentative in the General Assembly of 1963 and 1965. Entered



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U. S. Naval Reserve in July of 1943 at University of North Caro-
lina and upon graduation at Columbia University was commissioned
an Ensign; participated in action at Guam, Saipan and the in-
vasion of Iwo Jima; Commanding Officer of USS LCI (G) 473,
February to August of 1945; released to inactive duty in August
of 1946 with rank of Lieutenant. Baptist; member Church Choir,
1955-1962; Finance Committee, 1959-1962; President Young Men's
Bible Class two years; Superintendent Adult Sunday School De-
partment, 1955-1956. Married Lila Rook Sumrell of Greenville,
N. C, October 23, 1949. Two children: Anthony Clyde Burden,
born May 14, 1955 and Kaye Wynn Burden, born July 10, 1961.
Address: East Main Street, Aulander, N. C.



ARCHIE BURRUS

(Second House District — Counties: Beaufort, Dare, Hyde,
Tyrrell and Washington. Two Representatives.)

Archie Burrus, Democrat, of Dare County, representing the
Second Representative District, was born in Hatteras, N. C,
April 25, 1920. Son of Roscoe and Annie Isadora Burrus. Attended
Hatteras Elementary School, 1926-1933; Hatteras High School,
1933-1937; U. S. Naval Training Course, V-12, General Business
and Bookkeeping, (Disbursing) ; College of the Albemarle, 1965;
Tourist Industry Service Institute. Motel and restaurant business.
Member N. C. Motel Assn., Raleigh, N. C; Travel Council of
North Carolina; Quality Courts Motels, Inc., Daytona Beach, Fla.
Inspector for Quality Courts United, Inc., Daytona Beach, Fla.,
1960. Member Manteo Lodge #521, AF&AM; Sudan Temple, New
Bern, N. C; Roanoke Island Chapter #79, Order of Easter Star,
Manteo, N. C. Past President Rotary Club; past President Fort
Raleigh #26, American Legion; past Chairman and Director, Dare



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