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N. C, and American Bar Associations; Counsellor, Division III,
Young Lawyers Section, N. C. Bar Association, since 1965. Mem-
ber Masons; Sigma Nu Fraternity; Vice President, Sigma Nu,
Psi Chapter, 1956-1957; Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity; Civitan
Club. Vice President Greensboro Jaycees, 1965-1966. Morehead
Scholar at U.N.C., Chapel Hill, N. C; Phi Beta Kappa President,
1956-1957; Chairman, Men's Honor Council, 1956-1957; member
Order of Golden Fleece; Order of Holy Grail. Recipient, Algei-non
Sydney Sullivan Award, 1957; Root-Tilden Scholar at New York
University Law School. Served in U. S. Army Reserve, since 1961,
present rank, Captain. Member Holy Trinity Episcopal Church,
Greensboro, N. C; Associate Vestry, 1964-1965; President, Men's
Club, 1965-1966; Sunday School Teacher, since 1963. Married
Judith McNeill Jamison, June 29, 1963. One son: James Gooden
Exum, III, born August 22, 1964. Address: 521 Woodland Drive,
Greensboro, N. C. 27408.


(Forty-third House District — Counties: Cleveland, Polk and
Rutherford. Three Representatives.)

Robert Zemri Falls, Democrat, of Cleveland County, representing
the Forty-third Representative District, was born in Cleveland
County, N. C, April 15, 1912. Son of Alfred and Lula (Crowder)
Falls. Attended Lattimore High School, 1929; The Citadel, (Mili-
tary), R.O.T.C. training, 1929-1930; Gardner-Webb Junior College.
Farmer. Member Shelby Rotary Club; Shelby Chamber of Com-

Everett of Martin
Exum of Guilford
Falls of Cleveland

Fenner of Nash
Forbes of Pitt

Garner of Randolph

Barren of Henderson
Godwin of Craven
Godwin of Gates

Greenwood of Buncombe
Gregory of Halifax
Gunn of Caswell

Hamriek of Forsyth
Harkins of Buncombe
Harrill of Rutherford

Haynes of Yadkin
Hege of Davidson
High of Cumberland

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merce; Cleveland County Agriculture Committee. Representative
in the General Assembly of 1965. Member Westview Baptist
Church, Shelby, N.C.; Deacon, 1953. Married Jennie Blanton,
November 20, L935. Address: 1308 Wesson Road, Shelby, N. C.


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

Julian Baker Fenner, Democrat, of Nash County, representing
the Fourteenth Representative District, was born in Tarboro, N. C,
May 24, 1908. Son of William Eaton and Anna Howard (Baker)
Fenner. Attended Woodberry Forest School, 1923-1926; Univer-
sity of North Carolina, 1930, A. B. degree. Tobacco warehouseman
and farmer. Member Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Served
in USNR, World War II, Commander, January 1942 — October
1945. Presbyterian; Elder; Moderator of Albermarle Presbytery,
August to October, 1966. Married Mary Ellen Bond, January 7,
1943. Children: Ellen Sinkler Fenner, Julian Baker Fenner, Jr.,
William Eaton Fenner, III and Anna Howard Fenner. Address:
1604 Waverly Drive, Rocky Mount, N. C.


(Eighth House District — County: Pitt. Two Representatives.)

William Alfred (Red) Forbes, Democrat, of Pitt County, repre-
senting the Eighth Representative District, was born in Winter-
ville, N. C, (RFD), August 13, 1914. Son of W. A. and Norma
(McGlohon) Forbes. Attended Winterville High School, 1920-1931;
East Carolina College, 1931 and fall session of 1932. Farmer,
grain dealer and tobacconist. Member Improved Order of Redmen ;
Charter member of Loyal Order of Moose No. 885; first President
of Kiwanian of Winterville, 1961; Agricultural Supervisor of 7th
District of Kiwanian; past member of Ruritan Club, charter
member of Winterville. Served six years local Board of Education.
Member Board of Pitt County Cancer Society. Representative in
the General Assembly of 1963 and 1965. Missionary Baptist.
Married Theraldine Henry, August 9, 1936. One son, W. A. Forbes,
III. Address: Box 94, Winterville, N. C.

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

Cyrus Roby Garner, Sr., Republican, of Randolph County, repre-
senting the Twenty-seventh Representative District, was born at
Jackson Creek, N. C, December 15, 1906. Son of William Rody
and Asenath (Spencer) Garner. Attended Farmer High School,
1921-1925; Teachers Training School, Asheboro, N. C, 1926. Mer-
chant; co-owner and organizer of Piedmont Baseball Camp, Ashe-
boro, N. C. Member Kiwanis Club ; Modern Woodmen of the World ;
United Travelers of America. Helped promote work in Red Cross,
American Legion Ball Club. United Fund, school building pro-
grams and athletic programs for schools. Representative in Gen-
eral Assembly of 1961, 1963 and 1965. Methodist; Supt. Sunday
School, 1952-1956; member Official Board; Boy Scout Institutional
Representative; Chairman Commission on Education. Married Ora
Mae Wright, December 26, 1937. One son, Cyrus Roby, Jr. and
one daughter, Mrs. W. R. Tyler. Address: 509 E. Salisbury Street,
Asheboro, N. C.


(Forty-sixth House District — County: Henderson. One Repre-

Don Harvey Garren, Republican, of Henderson County, repre-
senting the Forty-sixth Representative District, was born in Hen-
derson County, December 16, 1933. Son of Harvey Horace and
Edith Fair (McKillop) Garren. Attended Fletcher High School,
1949-1950; Edneyville High School, 1951-1952; University of North
Carolina, graduating in 1956 with degree in English; Wake Forest
College, 1960-1963, LL.B. Lawyer. Member Henderson County
Bar Association; North Carolina Bar Association. Member Sigma
Phi Epsilon Social Fraternity and Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fra-
ternity. Lieutenant in U. S. Navy, 1956-1960. Representative in the
General Assembly of 1965. Single. Address: 2003 Chimney Rock
Road, Hendersonville, N. C. Business address: 414 N. Church
Street, Hendersonville, N. C.

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(First House District — Counties: Camden, Chowan, Currituck,
Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans. Two Representatives.)

Philip Pittman Godwin, Democrat, of Gates County, representing
the First Representative District, was born in Gatesville, N. C.
Son of Adolphus Pilston and Mabel Claire (Hayes) Godwin. At-
tended Gatesville High School. 1942; Fishburne Military School,
L943; Wake Forest College, 1953, B.S. degree; Wake Forest Law
School. LL.B. degree, 1956. Lawyer. Member First District Bar
Association; North Carolina State Bar and North Carolina Bar
Association; President of the First District Bar, 1963-1964; mem-
ber of the Judicial Council of the State of North Carolina, 1963-
1964; member of the N.C. Legislative Research Commission. 1965-
1966; President, YDC, Wake Forest College, 1955. S/Sgt., U. S.
5th Air Force, 1943-1945; served in Pacific Theatre. Member
Gatesville Lodge No. 126 A.F. and A.M. Representative in the
General Assembly of 1961, 1963 and 1965. Baptist. Married Anita
Thomas Freeman, June 10, 1950. One son, Philip Pittman Godwin,
Jr., age 14. Address: Gatesville, N. C .


(Third House District — Counties: Carteret, Craven and Pamlico.
Three Representatives.)

Ruffin C. Godwin, Democrat, of Craven County, representing
the Third Representative District, was born on a farm near Dunn,
N. C, February 10, 1891. Son of Wiley and Harriett Elizabeth
(Parrish) Godwin. Attended public schools of Harnett County,
private schools, and Buie's Creek Academy; Business College,
1910-1911; night classes at Judge Pell's Law School while working
as an insurance salesman, 1912-1913. Retired August 31, 1963 after
twenty-four years in government service with U. S. Department
of Labor. Member American Federation Government Employees;
International Association of Personnel in Employment Security,
President, 1942-1943; associate member of North Carolina State
Employees Association. Mason, Shriner and Elk. Member American
Legion since 1919; has served the Legion as Post Commander, Dis-

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trict Commander. State Department Vice Commander, State De-
partment Commander (1949-1950); elected National Vice Com-
mander, 1960-1961 ; now serving as Vice-Chairman of American
Legion's National Distinguished Guests Committee. President New
Bern Lions Club, 1933. Member County Board of Elections one
term, 1928; New Bern Board of Aldermen two terms, 1932 and
1934. Managed Insurance Agency, New Bern, N. C. January 1919-
June 1939. Appointed July, 1939 Veterans Employment Repre-
sentative by Frances Perkins, Secretary U. S. Department of
Labor, and assigned to North Carolina as Director Veterans Em-
ployment Service; retired in August of 1963. Services retained
on a per diem basis as Consultant on Veterans Affairs. Served in
U. S. Army as Corporal, July 13, 1917 to December 24, 1918.
Representative in the General Assembly of 1965. Baptist. Married
Mary Elizabeth Dixon of New Bern, N. C, June 2, 1957. One son
by a former marriage, Robert C. Godwin. Address: 1118 National
Avenue, New Bern, N. C.


(Forty-fifth House District — Counties: Buncombe and McDowell.
Four Representatives.)

Gordon Hicks Greenwood, Democrat, of Buncombe County, repre-
senting the Forty-fifth Representative District, was born in Black
Mountain, N. C, July 3, 1909. Son of James Hicks and Louella
(Ray) Greenwood. Attended Barnardsville High School. 1924-
1928; N. C. State College, 1928; Biltmore College, 1929-1930;
University of Illinois, 1939-1941, B.S. in Journalism; University
of London, England, 1945. Owner and publisher of Black Mountain
News. Assistant Professor of Journalism, Boston University, 1951-
1952; on Faculty of Montreat College, 1952-1958. Manager of New
England Press Association, 1951-1952. Member Kappa Tau Alpha;
Lions Club; Black Mountain Lodge 663 A.F. and A.M.; Asheville
York Rite Bodies; Vice Chairman State Board of Higher Educa-
tion. Psychologist U. S. Army in Europe, 1943-1945. Representative
in the General Assembly of 1959, 1961, 1963 and 1965. Methodist.
Married Garnet Elizabeth Carder, March 8, 1941. Two sons:
George Gordon, 19; Ricky Eugene, 17. Addi-ess: Black Mountain,
N. C.

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(Seventh House District — Counties: Halifax and Martin. Two

Thorne Gregory, Democrat, of Halifax County, representing the
Seventh Representative District, was born in Halifax, N. C, De-
cember 2f>, 1928. Son of Fletcher H. Gregory and Boyd Thorne
Gregory. Attended Halifax County Schools, 1935-1943; Fishburne
Military School, 1943-1947; University of North Carolina, A.B.
Banker; graduate of N. C. Bankers Association Banking School.
Vice-President and Director Bank of Halifax; Director of Halifax
County Hosiery Mills, Inc.; Director of Roanoke River Basin As-
sociation; Treasurer of Scotland Neck Christmas Fund. First
Lieutenant, U.S.A. F., 1952-1956; Fighter Pilot Instructor. Member
Kiwanis Club; American Legion; Benvenue Country Club and
Chockyotte Country Club. Representative in the General Assembly
of 1961, 1963 and 1965. Episcopalian; member of Vestry. Chairman
of Episcopal Every Member Canvass (S. N. Parish). Married
Hester Lockett Gregory, Feb. 23, 1957. Three children: Hester
Elizabeth Gregory, Boyd Wynne Gregory and Anne Harrison
Gregory. Address: Scotland Neck, N. C.


(Seventeenth House District — Counties: Caswell, Granville and
Person. Two Representatives.)

Johnnie Oliver Gunn, Democrat, of Caswell County, representing
the Seventeenth Representative District, was born in Pelham, Cas-
well County, N. C, December 27, 1892. Son of Richard Griffin and
Nannie Elizabeth (Rudd) Gunn. Attended Public Schools of
Caswell County. Automobile dealer, farmer, hosiery manufacturer.
Charter member of North Carolina Automobile Dealer's Asso-
ciation, Secretary and Treasurer, 1943; Automobile Old Timers
Club of America; Yanceyville Rotary Club, Charter member, 1936,
President, 1942-1943; Secretary Caswell Development Company,
1938-1952, President, 1951-1966, Director and Secretary, Royal
Hosiery Mills, Inc., 1948-1964; Director and Member Executive
Committee, Bank of Yanceyville (now Northwestern Bank) for

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35 years. Member Caswell Brotherhood Lodge No. 11 of Ancient
Free and Accepted Masons, 1917-1964; Master Masonic Lodge,
1924-1925; Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry,
Greensboro Consistory; Oasis Temple Shrine; Order of Eastern
Star, 1945-1964, Worthy Patron, 1951 and 1957; Junior Order
United American Mechanics, North Carolina State Councilor, 1954-
1955. Chairman Caswell County Democratic Executive Committee,
1942-1945; Treasurer Caswell County, 1936-1940; member House of
Representatives from Caswell County, 1945, 1947 and 1965; Board
of Commissioners of Yanceyville Sanitary District for 20 years,
most of the time as Chairman; Caswell Board of Public Welfare,
1942-1949. Represented Fifth Congressional District on National
Rivers and Harbors Congress, 1956-1966; Caswell Representative
on North Carolina School Boards Committee of One Hundred, 1951-
1953. Served on North Carolina Education Commission, 1948-1949;
on School Plants Committee to study school building needs of North
Carolina. Member Cherokee Council, Boy Scouts of America for
39 years, with various positions on district and council levels,
including 6 years as Council Vice-President, 2 terms as Council
President, member Region 6 and Regional Representative, 1958-
1964. Member National Council & National Rep., 1964-1966. Mem-
ber North Carolina Literary and Historical Association. Member
Yanceyville Methodist Church; Official Board, 1924-1964; Superin-
tendent of Church School, 1926-1945; District Trustee, Durham
District of North Carolina Conference, 1950-1954; Associate District
Lay Leader, Durham District, 1946-1954; appointed District Lay
Leader of Burlington District, 1954. Married Annie Warner
Newman, June 5, 1930. One daughter, Ann Newman Gunn, now
Mrs. Layton J. Everitt; one son, Johnnie Oliver Gunn, Jr. Address:
Box 387. Yanceyville, N. C.


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

Claude Meredith Hamrick, Democrat, of Forsyth County, repre-
senting the Thirtieth Representative District, was born in Avon-
dale, Rutherford County, N. C. Son of Roland B. and Thelma

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Pauline l Robbins) Hamrick. Attended Avondale Elementary
School; Tri-High School of Caroleen, N. C, 1938-1941; Chris-
tianburg High School, Christianburg, Va., 1942-1943; Pfeiffer
Junior College, L943-1944; Wake Forest College, and Wake Forest
College Law School, LL.B., 1950. Lawyer. Member N. C. Bar
Association; Forsyth County Bar Association; Winston-Salem Jr.
Bar Association. Member Phi Delta Phi, legal fraternity. Master
Sergeant, U. S. Army, 1944-1946; 1st. Lieutenant, U. S. Army
(Judge Advocate Dept.), 1950-1952. Representative in the General
Assembly of 1961, 1963 and 1965. Member Legislative Research
Commission, 1965 — . Baptist; Church Clerk, 1959-1960. Married
Lena Lewis, 1957. Children: Kent Lewis Hamrick and Roland
Mont Hamrick. Address: 2S41 Holyoke Place, Winston-Salem,
\. C.


(Forty-fifth House District — Counties: Buncombe and McDowell.
Four Representatives.)

Herschel Springfield Harkins, Democrat, of Buncombe County,
representing the Forty-fifth Representative District, was born in
Buncombe County, N. C, March 22, 1917. Son of Thomas J. and
Roxy (Seevers) Harkins. Attended Riverside Military Academy,
Gainesville, Ga., 1929-1933; Davidson College, 1934-1935: Univer-
sity of North Carolina, 1936-1938, A.B. degree; University of
North Carolina Law School, 1938-1940, LL.B. degree. Lawyer.
Member N. C. State Bar Association Public Relations Committee,
1963-1964; American Bar Association Public Relations Committee,
1963-1964; Vice President, Buncombe County Bar Association,
1962; Chairman, Buncombe County Bar Association Committee
on Public Affairs, 1963-1964; Phi Delta Theta. Master Mason, Mt.
Herman Lodge #118, AF&AM, 1941; 32nd degree Scottish Rite
Mason, Valley of Asheville; Knight Commander, Court of Honor,
(Scottish Rite Mason), 1953; Director of the Work, member Exi -
cutive Committee, Scottish Rite Masonic Bodies of Asheville. since
1950; Assistant Expert, Scottish Rite Bodies of Asheville, 1966.
"Young Man of the Year", Asheville, 1947; President, Asheville
Jaycees, 1947; Vice President, North Carolina State Jaycees, 1948;
Director, Asheville Community Theater, 1946-1952; President,
Asheville Community Theater, 1948-1949; past Director. Asheville

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Chamber of Commerce, Agriculture Promotion Council, Industrial
Promotion Council, and past Vice President, Asheville Chamber
of Commerce. Chairman, Asheville Zoning Board of Adjustment,
1948-1966; President, Buncombe County YDC, 1962-1963; Manager,
Buncombe County Democratic Campaign, General Election, 1962.
Served in U. S. Army Air Force, 1942-1946; Pilot, Medium Bom-
bardment; eighteen months combat in European Theater as Pilot,
Operations Officer and Squadron Commander, 9th Air Force, rank,
Major. Member All Souls Episcopal Church, Biltmore, N. C; Lay
Reader, Diocese of W.N.C., and Chief Lay Reader, All Souls
Church, since 1958; Vestryman, 1961-1962. Married Paula
Zimmerman Southerland, May 12, 1948. Three daughters: Jane,
born in 1950; Spring, born in 1952; and Hope, born in 1953. Ad-
dress, home: 5 Grifnng Boulevard, Asheville, N. C, 28804; Office:
207 Legal Building, Asheville. X. C, or P. O. Box 7266. Asheville,
N. C, 28807.


(Forty-third House District — Counties: Cleveland, Polk and
Rutherford. Three Representatives.)

William Davis Harrill, Democrat, of Rutherford County, repre-
senting the Forty-third Representative District, was born in Forest
City, N. C, September 22, 1922. Son of G. Bryan and Judie Clara
(Davis) Harrill. Graduated, Cool Springs High School, Forest
City, N. C. 1940; Appalachian State Teachers College, Boone,
N. C, B.S. degree, 1947; Peabody College, Nashville, Tenn., M.A.
degree, 1950. Insurance and real estate. Member North Carolina
Association of Mutual Insurance Agents; Forest City Chamber of
Commerce, President, 1959. Mason (Forest City Lodge #381) ;
Veterans of Foreign Wars (Post #5204); American Legion (Post
#74). Mayor Pro Tern, Forest City, N. C, 1959-1961; Alderman,
Forest City, 1963-1965. School Principal, 1949-1956; member
Board of Trustees, Alexander Schools, Union Mills, N. C, 1958-
1966. Private, U. S. Army Signal Corps, 1940-1942. Member First
Baptist Church, Forest City, N. C; Junior Deacon, 1956-1960;
Sunday School Teacher, 1956-1960. Married Mary Elizabeth Hopper,
March 2, 1949. Children: William Davis Harrill, Jr. born July •'..
1950, and Gloria Dee Harrill, born September 20, 1951. Address:
811 Georgia Avenue, Forest City, N. C.

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

Jeter L. Ilaynes, Republican, of Yadkin County, representing - the
Thirty-eighth Representative District, was born in Jonesville, N. C,
December 26, 1902. Son of Miles Roscoe and Mary C. (Vestal)
Haynes. Attended Jonesville Graded Schools; Elkin High School,
L923-1927; Mars Hill Junior College, 1929; Appalachian Teachers
College, B.S. degree, 1933; Catawba College, A.B. degree, 1939;
University of North Carolina, Master's degree, 1954; College of
Universal Truth (Bible), Ms.D. degree, 1956, (Correspondence),
Chicago. 111. School teacher and farmer. Member Carolina Edu-
cation Assn.; National Education Assn.; Little Mountain Grange.
(Farm Organization). Chairman, Mathematics Teachers, Fifteen
Counties, 1937 of Northwestern Teachers Assn.; President.
Teachers Assn., Stanly County, 1950. Author, Geometry Madt
Practical, published in North Carolina Education, 1945. Repre-
sentative in the General Assembly of 1937 from Yadkin County.
Yadkin County, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Con-
vention, 1960; Chairman, Republican Precinct Executive Committee.
1937; Delegate, Republican State Convention, 1960. Member In-
ternational Relations Club in college, also Intersociety Debator.
Methodist; member District Executive Committee, Mission So-
ciety, 1966-1967. Married Cleo Harrell, December 13, 1935. One
daughter: Mrs. Peggy Haynes Eskridge, and two grandchildren.
Address: 112 Williams Street, Jonesville, N. C.


(Thirty-first House District — County: Davidson. Two Repre-

Joe H. Hege, Jr., Republican, of Davidson County, representing
the Thirty-first Representative District, was born in Lexington,
N. C, January 28, 1926. Son of Joe H. Hege, Sr., and Ellen
Josephine (Hilliard) Hege. Attended Pilot High School, graduate
of 1943; Special Courses Extension Division, N. C. State College;
Information and Education Service, U. S. Army. Vice President
and Purchasing Agent, Siceloff Manufacturing Co., Inc. Past mem-

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ber and Director, Greensboro Chapter, National Office Managers'
Assn.; member Aircraft Owners & Pilots Assn.; American Legion;
Veterans of Foreign Wars. Sergeant in U. S. Army, 1944-1946,
combat duty in Europe; Veterans' Service Officer of Davidson
County, 1948-1950. Member Pilgrim Reformed Church United
Church of Christ; Chairman; Elder; Deacon of Church Consistory;
Treasurer for two years; Sunday School Teacher. Married Pallie
Jane Owen, November 27, 1948. Children: Joe H. Hege, III, age
16; Karen Lynne Hege, age 11; Edwin Lamar Hege, age 7. Ad-
dress: 1526 Greensboro Street, Lexington, N. C. 27292.


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

Lewis Sneed High, Democrat, of Cumberland County, repre-
senting the Twenty-third Representative District, was born in
Durham, N. C, August 13, 1915. Son of Sidney Raymond and
Effie May (Newton) High. Attended Duke University; Univer-
sity of North Carolina; U. S. Military Academy; University of
North Carolina Law School, 1939-1941, LL.B. Lawyer. Member
Cumberland County Bar Assn.; North Carolina Bar Assn.; Amer-
ican Bar Assn. Chairman Cumberland County Board of Elections.
Member Knights of Pythias; Rotary International; Director,
Fayetteville Rotary Club, 1957-1958; Chairman, Cumberland
County Welfare Board; Chairman, State Commission on Higher
Education Facilities since 1964; Commissioner of Revenue, 1964-
1965; member of Legislative Council, 1963-1964; member of Courts
Commission, since 1966. Representative in the General Assembly,
1959, 1961 and 1963. Methodist. Married Antoinette G. Makely,
February 21, 1942. Children: Sidney High, 23, Gregory High,
20, and Barbara High, 9. Address: 338 DeVane Street, Fayette-
ville, N. C.


(Fifth House District — County: New Hanover: Two Repre-

William Lanier Hill, II, Democrat, of New Hanover County,
representing the Fifth Representative District, was born in

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Wilmington, N. ('.. May 21, 1931. Son of John Bright and Katherine
Grandison (Taylor) Hill. Attended Valley Forge Military Academy,
Wayne. Pa.; University of North Carolina, B.S. in Business Ad-
ministration, 1953; University of North Carolina Law School,
LL.B., 1955. Lawyer. Member New Hanover County Bar Assn.;
North Carolina Bar Assn.; American Bar Assn. Served in U. S.
Air Force, 1955-1957, as 2nd Lieutenant, now discharged from
Reserve as Captain. Elk. Member First Presbyterian Church,
Wilmington, N. C; Deacon. Married Virginia Ashburn. January
28, 1956. Children: William L. Hill, III, born October 17, 1957,
and Taylor Ashburn Hill, born September 15, 1960. Address: 2602
Parmele Drive, Wilmington, N. C.


(Eighteenth House District — County: Durham. Three Repre-

William Hance Hotter, Democrat, of Durham County, repre-
senting the Eighteenth Representative District, was born in Gates-
ville, N. C, March 29, 1904. Son of James Luther and Annie
(Brown) Hofler. Attended Lincoln Memorial University; Univer-
sity of North Carolina; Wake Forest College. Lawyer. Member
Durham County Bar Association, President, 1955-1956; North
Carolina Bar Association; North Carolina State Bar Association;
Durham Chamber of Commerce. President, 1957-1958. Rationing
Executive and Assistant State Director O.P.A., 1942-1945. Repre-
sentative in the General Assembly of 1965. Baptist. Married
Winnie Davis Oliver, August 26, 1926. One daughter. Barbara
Hofler. Address: 1532 Hermitage Court, Durham, N. C.


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