ciation. Served in United States Army, 1944-1945. Member Amer-
ican Legion, Post 115, served as Vice Commander; 40 and 8; Ro-
tarian; member Cannon Memorial Lodge, No. 626, A.F. & A.M.;
Scottish Rite Bodies; Shriner, Oasis Temple. Representative in the
General Assembly regular sessions of 1951, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1959.
1961, 1963. 1965, and special sessions, 1956, 1963, 1965 and 1966.
Lutheran: member Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church; has
served as member of Church Council, Secretary of Congregation,
General Superintendent of Sunday School, President of the Broth-
erhood, Sunday School Teacher, member of the Architectural and
Planning Committee. Married Marion Elizabeth Isenhour, Feb-
bruary 23, 1936. One daughter, Mrs. Lester U. Dodge. Address:
213 South Main Street, Kannapolis, N. C.
HUGH APPLETON RAGSDALE
(Fourth House District — Counties: Onslow and Pender. Three
Hugh Appleton Ragsdale, Democrat, of Onslow County, repre-
senting the Fourth Representative District, was born in Smithfield,
N. C, January 18, 1909. Son of Thomas Smith and Ann Eliza
(Robinson) Ragsdale. Attended Fishburne Military School,
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Waynesboro, Virginia; University of North Carolina. Automobile
dealer and farmer. Member City Council; County Board of Edu-
cation. Representative in the General Assembly of 1963 and 1965.
Methodist: member Board of Stewards; Assistant District Lay
Leader. Married Annie Koonce Sutton, November 23, 1931. Chil-
dren: Hugh Appleton, Jr., Carl Sutton and Michael Robinson
Ragsdale. Address: Richlands, N. C.
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JAMES EDWARD RAMSEY
(Seventeenth House District Counties: Caswell, Granville and
Person. Two Representatives.)
James Edward Ramsey, Democrat, of Person County, repre-
enting the Seventeenth Representative District, was born in
Person County, October 1!», 1931. Son of John Talmadge and Otey
Mae (Wilkins) Ramsey. Attended Olive Hill School, 1937-1944;
Roxboro High School, 1944-1949; University of North Carolina,
L949-1953, A.B.; University of Hawaii, fall of 1954; University of
North Carolina Law School, 1955-1958, LL.B. Lawyer. Judge
Person County Recorder's Court, 1953-1982. Member North Caro-
lina State Bar; North Carolina Bar Association; Person County
Bar Association; President of Person County Bar, 1964-1966;
R »xboro Chamber of Commerce; member Chi Psi Social Fra-
ternity, President, 1952-1953 and member Board of Directors,
1957-1962; Roxboro Lions Club, President, 1960-1961; Zone Chair-
man of Zone 1, Region 1, District 31-G, 1962; Deputy District
Governor, 31-G, 1964; Junior Order of American Mechanics,
Secretary, 1959; Olive Hill Ruritan Cluh, President, 1962; Person
County Wildlife Club; President Person County YDC, 1959; Presi-
dent Law Student Association of University of North Carolina,
1958-1959; President of Marine Corps Air Station Toast Masters
Club, 1955. Outstanding Young Man of Person County, 1962.
Representative in the General Assembly of 1963 and 1965. U. S.
Marine Corps Reserve, 1950-1960, with rank of Captain. Methodist;
Steward; Parsonage Trustee; Associate Lay Leader for Durham
District, 1959-1964. Married Eunice Jordan Saunders, February
28, 1954. Children: Frank Talmadge, age 11; Linda Hart, age 10;;
David Clark, age 5; Carl Wilkins Ramsey, age 2; Address: Box
I'M, Roxboro, N. C.
LISTON BRYAN RAMSEY
(Forty-seventh House District — Counties: Haywood. Madison
and Yancey. Two Representatives.)
Liston Bryan Ramsey, Democrat, of Madison County, repre-
senting the Forty-seventh Representative District, was born at
Marshall, N. C, Fehruary 26, 1919. Son of John Morgan and
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Delia Lee (Bryan) Ramsey. Attended Mars Hill College, 1938.
Merchant. Mason; American Legion, former Commander; Veterans
of Foreign Wars. County Chairman Democratic Executive Com-
mittee, 1958-1960, 1962. Board of Aldermen, Town of Marshall,
1949-1961. Served in Army Air Corps as Sergeant, 1944-1946.
Representative in the General Assembly of 1961 and 1963. Baptist.
Married Florence McDevitt. One daughter, Martha Louise. Ad-
dress: Marshall, N. C.
JOSEPH BRYANT RAYNOR, JR.
(Twenty-third House District — County: Cumberland. Four
Joseph Bryant Ray nor, Jr., Democrat, of Cumberland County,
representing the Twenty-third Representative District, was born in
Cumberland County, N. C, January 26, 1923. Son of Joseph Bryant,
Sr. and Beatrice (Owen) Raynor. Attended Haymount Grade
School, 1929-1932; Seventy-first Elementary School, 1933-1936;
graduated Seventy-first High School, 1940; Engineering and Re-
frigeration School, 1944. Owner of Raynor Supply Company,
dealer of automotive wholesale supplies. Member Fayetteville Ex-
change Club; Seventy-first Ruritan Club; Executive Committee,
Cumberland County Young Democratic Club, 1959, 1963; Cumber-
land County Mental Health Association; Board of Directors Cum-
berland County Guidance Center; President Cumberland County
Chapter, N. C. Society for Crippled Children and Adults, 1960;
Exchangite of Year, 1959; Selective Service Board No. 26; Cystic
Fibrosis Society. Member Knights of Pythias; Loyal Order of
Moose; United Commercial Travelers of America, past Senior
Counselor, 1950, Grand Sentinel, 1961, Grand Page. 1962. Grand
Conductor, 1963, Grand Junior Counselor, 1964; The Ancient
Mystic Order of Bagmen of Bagdad. Appointed by the late John
F. Kennedy April 2, 1963, as member of Board of Selective Service;
resigned from this office after making decision to run for N. C.
House of Representatives. Was given a certificate of recognition
for service to the Nation and Selective Service System in the ad-
ministration of the Universal Military Training and Service Act by
President Lyndon B. Johnson on June 30, 1964. Representative in
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the Genera] Assembly of 1965. Member Camp Ground Methodist
Church; Board of Stewards since 1954. Married Mildred Home,
January 15, 1944. Address: 345 Winslow Street, Fayetteville, N. C.
WILLIAM RILEY ROBERSON, JR.
i Second House District — Counties: Beaufort. Dare, Hyde,
Tyrrell and Washington. Two Representatives.)
William Riley Roberson, Jr., Democrat, of Beaufort County,
representing the Second Representative District, was born in
Washington, N. C, June 6, 1918. Son of W. R., Sr., and Rosa
(Watson) Roberson. Graduated Washington High School, 1935;
Davidson College, 1935-1936; Maryland School of Accounting, 1936-
l!i:;s. President. WITN-AM-FM-TV, Roberson's Beverages and
Smallwood, Inc. (real estate developer). Member Broadcast Pio-
neers; International Radio & Television Society; President, North
Carolina Bottlers Assn., 1946; President, North Carolina Asso-
ciation of Broadcasters, 1966-1967. Appointed by Governor Dan
K. Moore as Vice Chairman of the Commission to Study Cause and
Control of Cancer in North Carolina; Chairman, Beaufort County
Rivers and Ports Commission. Member Washington Masonic Lodge
#675, past Master; Sudan Temple. Presbyterian; Deacon, 1963.
Married Frances Morgan, May 25, 1940. One daughter, Mrs.
Charles Zophar Potts, and one son, W. R. Roberson, III. Address:
313 College Avenue. Washington Park, Washington, N. C.
HERBERT HORTON ROUNTREE
(Eighth House District — County: Pitt. Two Representatives.)
Herbert Horton Rountree, Democrat, of Pitt County, repre-
senting the Eighth Representative District, was born in Farmville.
X. ('., May 5. 1921. Son of Charles Stanley and Madeline V.
(Horton) Rountree. Attended Farmville High School, 1934-1938;
Darlington Prep School, 1938-1939; University of North Carolina,
A.B. degree, 1943; University of North Carolina Law School.
LL.B. degree, 1950. Lawyer. Member North Carolina State Bar;
Pitt County Bar Assn.; Fifth Judicial Bar Assn.: Delta Theta Phi
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Legal Fraternity. Member Governor's Industrial Financing Study
Group, 1961-1962; North Carolina Judicial Council, 1961-1962;
Loan Committee, State Employees' Credit Union, 1958-1962. Master
Farmville Masonic Lodge #517, 1955. Member New Bern Con-
sistory #3, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry;
Sudan Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. of New Bern, N. C; Pitt County
Scottish Rite and Shrine Clubs; Burnette-Rouse Post #9081,
Veterans of Foreign Wars. Commander, Farmville American
Legion Post #151, 1954. Governor, Greenville Lodge #885, Loyal
Order of Moose, 1965; Exalted Ruler, Greenville Lodge #1645,
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, 196(5; President, Farm-
ville Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1952; Jaycee, Distinguished
Service Award, 1953. Commissioner, Town of Farmville, 1955-
1957; Solicitor Pitt County Recorder's Court, 1951-1953; Assistant
Attorney General of North Carolina, 1959-1962. Served in U. S.
Naval Reserve, Lt. (J.G.). 1943-1946, Pacific Theatre. Episco-
palian. Member of Vestry, Farmville Emmanuel Church, 1952-
1956; St. Christophers Church, Garner, 1960-1962; St. Paul's,
Greenville, 1963-1965; Sunday School Teacher and Lay Reader.
Married Helen Elizabeth T,otz, 1946. Three daughters: Kathryn
Rountree Cameron; Mary Helen Rountree; Dorene Horton Roun-
tree; one son, Charles S. Rountree, ITT. Address: 1209 Drexel
Lane, Greenville, N. C.
KENNETH CLAIBORNE ROYALL, JK.
(Eighteenth House District County: Durham. Three Repre-
Kenneth Claiborne Royall, Jr., Democrat, of Durham County,
representing the Eighteenth Representative District, was born in
Warsaw, N. C, September 2, 1918. Son of Kenneth Claiborne
and Margaret Pierce (Best) Royall. Attended Goldsboro High
School. Goldsboro, N. C, 1932-1934; Episcopal High School, Alex-
andria, Va.; 1934-1936; University of North Carolina, Chapel
Hill, N. C, 1936-1940, A.B. degree; University of Virginia Law
School, 1940-1941; Wake Forest Law School, 1941-1942. Owner
retail furniture store. Member Southern Retail Furniture Assn.;
North Carolina Merchants Assn.; Rotary Club; Elks Club; Delta
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Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Member Board of Directors, Durham
Chamber of Commerce, 1962-1967. President Durham Merchaiits
Assn.. 1965; President Sales and Marketing Executives Assn..
1959. Member Durham County Board of Education, 1957-19(!(i.
Chairman, L959-1966. Served in U. S. Marine Corps, 1942-1!)-!.'..
raids. Major. Received Bronze Star with V while serving as pla-
toon leader in South Pacific area during World War II. Member
St. Phillips Episcopal Church, Durham, N. C; Junior Warden.
L959; Senior Warden, 1964; now serving on Vestry. Married Julia
Bryan Zollicoffer, February 10, 1945. Children: Kenneth Claiborne
Royall, III, age 20; Jere Zollicoffer Royall, age 16, and Julia
Bryan Royall, age I-".. Address: 64 Beverly Drive, Durham. N. C.
WILLIAM MARCUS SHORT
(Twenty-sixth Mouse District County: Guilford. Six Repre-
William Marcus Short, Democrat, of Guilford County, repre-
senting the Twenty-sixth Representative District, was born in
Pleasant Garden, Guilford County, N. ('., August 4, 1930. Son of
George Asa and Maude Blanche (Futrell) Short. Attended Sumner
High School, 1936-1948; University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill, graduated August, 1955, B.S. in Business Administration;
University of North Carolina Law School. LL.B. degree, 1958.
Lawyer. Member North Carolina State Bar; North Carolina Bar
Association; American Bar Association; Eighteenth Judicial Dis-
trict Bar Association; Delta Theta Phi; Buena Vista Lodge, Odd
Fellows of Greensboro; past Governor, Greensboro Lodge No. 685,
I. oval Order of Moose, May, 1962 to April, 1963. Member Greens-
boro Junior Chamber of Commerce; Greensboro Chamber of Com-
merce; Elks Club; Sumner Civitan Club; past President, Sumner
High S.chool P.T.A. Served in U. S. Air Force, 1950-1953, Staff
Sergeant. Representative in the General Assembly of 1965. Member
Rehobeth Methodist Church; Board of Stewards, 1959-1962. Mar-
ried Dorothy Ruth Mangum, February 16, 1952. One daughter.
Nancy Elizabeth Short, born August 25, 1956. Address: 2004
Kylemore Drive, Greensboro, N. C. Mailing address: Suite 228,
Southeastern Building, Greensboro, N. C.
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JAMES DAVIS SPEED
(Sixteenth House District — Counties: Franklin, Vance and
Warren. Two Representatives.)
James Davis Speed, Democrat, of Franklin County, representing
the Sixteenth Representative District, was born in Louisburg, N. C,
January 30, 1915. Son of Henry Plummer and Addie (Jeffreys)
Speed. Graduate of Gold Sand High School, Franklin County.
N. C, 1934. Farmer, tobacco warehouseman. Supervisor of Sales,
Henderson Tobacco Market, 1948-1960; President, Franklin
County Farm Bureau, 1948-1949; Chairman Franklin County Dem-
ocratic Executive Committee, 1960-1964; Vice Chairman, Board
of Trustees, Franklin Memorial Hospital. Member Franklin
County Board of Health, 1948-1966; member Executive Com-
mittee, Tar Heel Production Credit Assn.; Louisburg Masonic
Lodge; Sudan Temple Shrine; Master of Louisburg Masonic Lodge,
1944-1945. Deacon, Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Married Martha
Matthews, 1947. Children: Claudia, age 17 and Robert Thomas,
age 15. Home address: Route 3, Louisburg, N. C.
DONALD McIVER STANFORD
(Twentieth House District — Counties: Chatham and Orange.
Donald Mclver Stanford, Democrat, of Orange County, repre-
senting the Twentieth Representative District, was born in Orange
County near Chapel Hill, May 7, 1926. Son of Charles Whitson,
Sr. and Mary Willcox (Mclver) Stanford. Attended Chapel Hill
High School, 1939-1942; N. C. State, 1942-1943; University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1947-1950, A.B. degree. Dairy
farmer. Past President N. C. Dairy Foundation; Secy-Treas.
American Dairy Association of North Carolina. Past member of
the Research Triangle Planning Commission, 1950-1964; member
Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce. Young Man of the Year,
Chapel Hill, 1958. Member Orange-Person-Chatham-Lee Board of
Health, 1960-1964; Director of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber
of Commerce, 1964-1966. Member Sigma Chi Fraternity; Rotary
International; Jacees. Secretary Rotary of Chapel Hill. 1960:
Orange County Commissioner, 1956-1964, Chairman, 1930-19G4;
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Director N. ('. Association of County Commissioners, 1959; Chair-
man Legislative Committee, 1960-1964; President Young Democrats
Club of Orange County, 1958. O. Max Gardner Award N. C.
Young Democrats, 6th Dist. Organizer, 1959; College Organizer,
I960. Presbyterian; Deacon, 1956-1963; Sunday School Superin-
tendent, 1959. Married Florence Patricia Denning, June 30, 1949.
Four sons, Donald M elver, Jr., Randolph Lewis, Charles Ashley
and .lames Cooper Stanford. Address: 420 Whitehead Circle.
Chapel Hill. N. C.
WILLIAM W. STATON
(Twenty-second House District — Counties: Harnett and Lee.
William W. Staton, Democrat, of Lee County, representing the
Twenty-second Representative District, was born in Union County.
N. ('.. October 11, 1917. Son of Oscar M. and Mae (Young) Staton.
Attended Stoneville High School, Stoneville, N. C; Mt. Ulla High
School, Mt. Ulla, N. C; Wake Forest College, B. S. degree, 1938;
Wake Forest Law School, LL.B. degree, 1941; University of North
Carolina, graduate study in law, 1946. Lawyer. Member Lee County
liar Assn.; Fourth Judicial District Bar Assn., President, 1964-
1965; State Bar Assn.; American Bar Assn.; North Carolina
State Bar. Attorney for City Board of Education, 1956-1966;
County Attorney, Lee County, 1958-1960; Attorney for Central
Carolina Technical Institute 1960-1966; City Attorney, City of
San ford, 1962-1964. Member Lee County Democratic Executive
Committee, 1948-1949; President, Young Democratic Clubs of
North Carolina, 1951-1952; Democratic National Committeeman
for North Carolina, 1960-1964. Past President, Chamber of Com-
merce, City of Sanford; past President Sanford Executive Club;
President, United Fund of Lee County. Member State Democratic
Executive Committee, 1951-1952, 1960-1964; Board of Trustees,
Wake Forest College for eight years; Benevolent and Protective
Order of Elks; Loyal Order of Moose. Entered U. S. Army as pri-
vate 1942; served in European Theatre during three campaigns;
awarded Bronze Star for Valor, Ardennes Campaign, 1945; dis-
charged as Captain of Artillery, 1946; present Colonel, Judge
Advocate General's Corps. North Carolina Armv National Guard.
Biographical Sketches 659
Member First Baptist Church of Sanford; member Board of
Deacons; Teacher Men's Bible Class for fifteen years. Married
Ellen Douglas Boone, June 28, 1947. Children: William Wayne,
Jr., age 17, and Allyn Moore Staton, age 13. Address: 636 Palmer
Drive, Sanford, N. C.
CARL JEROME STEWART, JR.
(Forty-first House District — Counties: Gaston and Lincoln.
Carl Jerome Stewart, Jr., Democrat, of Gaston County, repre-
senting the Forty-first Representative District, was born in
Gastonia, N. C, October 2, 1936. Son of Carl Jerome and Hazel
(Holland) Stewart. Attended Ashley High School, Gastonia.
N. C, 1950-1954; Duke University, A.B. degree, 1958; elected to
Phi Beta Kappa; Duke University Law School, LL.B. degree 1958-
1961. Lawyer, and Professor, Gaston College, teaching Business
Law. Member American Bar Assn.; American Trial Lawyers
Assn.; N. C. Bar Assn.; N. C. State Bar. At Ashley High School,
was selected President, Sophomore, Junior and Senior classes, also
Firestone Scholar. At Duke University, was Regional Scholar,
President, Student Body, and Assistant to the Dean; won Southern
Regional National Moot Court Competition and was national
finalist in New York; was also Atlantic Coast Conference Debating
Champion; Secretary, Duke Alumni Assn.; Chairman, Duke Uni-
versity Alumni Admissions Committee for Gaston County. Mem-
ber Newcomen Society; Fraternal Order of Eagles; Benevolent
and Protective Order of Elks; Gaston Country Club. Director
and past President, Gaston Skills, Inc., an organization to aid in
rehabilitation of physically and mentally handicapped adults.
Member Board of Directors, Gaston Children's Center, and has
been their legal advisor. Vice President, Gastonia Noon Optimist
Club; member Board of Directors, Gaston County Chapter for
American Cancer Society; past Director, Gastonia Junior Chamber
of Commerce; 1965 winner, Distinguished Service Award as
Gastonia's Outstanding Young Man of the Year; Community
Service Chairman, North Carolina District, Optimist International.
Past Boys Work Chairman, Gastonia Optimist Club; General
Chairman, 1966 Greater Gastonia United Fund, and Vice Chairman
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foi last two years; also Second Vice President, United Fund;
membei Sheriff's Committee against obscene literature. 2nd
Lieutenant, North Carolina National Guard. Member First Pres-
byterian Church, Gastonia, N. C. ; Teacher, Henderlite Bible Class,
L962-1966; Deacon, 1966. Married Kathryn Wesson, May 28, 1964.
Children: Kathryn Elizabeth, and Julie Anne Stewart. Address:
1855 Westbrook Circle, Gastonia, N. C.
THOMAS EDWARD STRICKLAND
(Tenth House District — County: Wayne. Two Representatives.)
Thomas Edward Strickland, Democrat, of Wayne County, repre-
senting the Tenth Representative District, was born in Wayne
County, June 16, 1930. Son of Willie and Weltha White (Dail)
Strickland. Attended New Hope High School, 1945-1946; Oak-
ridge Military Institbte, 1947-1948; University of North Carolina,
A.B. degree in Political Science, 1952; Wake Forest Law School,
LL.D. degree, 1955. Lawyer. Member Wayne County Bar Assn.;
North Carolina Bar Assn.; American Bar Assn.; Goldsboro Cham-
ber of Commerce; Committee of One Hundred; Goldsboro, N. C,
Lodge No. 139, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; New
Hope Ruritan Club; Saulston Grange; Harmony Lodge No. 340,
A.F. and A.M.; Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Woodmen
of the World. Chairman of New Hope School Advisory Committee.
1963-1966. Lieutenant U. S. Marine Corps, 1955 through 1957.
Member Saulston Methodist Church; Lay Leader; Lay Speaker;
Chairman of the Official Board, 1962-1966. Married Shirley
Lancaster. December 25, 1953. Children: Larry Thomas, age 10,
and Ruth Ann. age 7. Address: Rt. 2, Goldsboro, N. C.
JAMES RUSSELL SUGG
(Third House District — Counties: Carteret, Craven and Pamlico.
Three Representatives. )
■James Russell Sugg, Democrat, of Craven County, representing
the Third Representative District, was born in Snow Hill, Greene
County. N. C. Son of Wendell Davis and Natalie (Joyner) Sugg.
Attended Brinson Memorial School; Jasper High School; Louis-
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burg College, 1948-1950; High Point College, 1950-1952, A.B.
degree; Wake Forest College Law School, 1956-1959, LL.B. Lawyer.
Member Craven County Bar Assn.; Third Judicial Bar Assn.;
N. C. State Bar. Member BPOE, Elks Lodge, #764, New Bern,
X. C; Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Served in U. S. Marine Corps,
active duty in Japan, Okinawa and Korea; now in Reserves — rank
of Captain. Member Garber Methodist Church; Superintendent
Church School; Teacher; Chairman, Finance Committee. Married
Jane Brinkley, Thomasville, N. C, March 29, 1958. Children:
James Russell Sugg, Jr., John Brinkley Sugg, and Samuel
Johnstone Sugg. Address: 4704 Trent River Drive, New Bern, N. C.
CHARLES GRAHAM TART
(Twelfth House District — Counties: Bladen and Sampson. Two
Charles Graham Tart. Democrat, of Sampson County, repre-
senting the Twelfth Representative District, was born in Sampson
County, September 8, 1918. Son of Eura Morton and Mollie (Mc-
Lamb) Tart. Attended Westbrooks High School, 1931-1935; Uni-
versity of North Carolina, 1939, A.B. degree in History and
Mathematics. High school teacher, Midway High School, Sampson
County; also farming interest in Sampson County, and owns and
operates tourist business at Carolina Beach, N. C. Member Na-
tional Education Association; N. C. Education Association; Class-
room Teachers Association, Sampson County, Vice-President, 1963-
1965, President, 1965-1967. Sampson County Farm Bureau Fed-
eration. Clerk of Superior Court, Sampson County, 1950-1954.
Representative in the General Assembly of 1965. U. S. Navy, 1944-
1946, Specialist A, Second Class Petty Officer. Member First
Methodist Church, Clinton. N. C. Single. Address: 709 Cutchin
Street. Clinton. N. C.
EARL HENRY TATE
(Forty-second House District — Counties: Alexander. Burke and
Caldwell. Three Representatives.)
Earl Henry Tate, Democrat, of Caldwell County, representing
the Forty-second Representative District, was born in Spencer,
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X. ('.. September 19, L903. Son of William Wallace and Emma
(Lassiter) Tate. Attended Lenoir High School, 1918-1922; Phar-
macy School. University of North Carolina, 1923-1925, Ph.C.
Pharmacist. President and Manager Lenoir Drug Company. Mem-
ber North Carolina Pharmaceutical Association, Vice-President,
American Pharmaceutical Association; National Association of
Retail Druggists. Member Masonic Lodge; Shriner, past Potentate
of Oasis Temple, Charlotte, N. C, 1961; Moose Lodge; Knights of
Pythias Lodge; Royal Order of Jesters. Mayor City of Lenoir.
L937-1961; member Lenoir-Morganton Airport Authority, 1940-
l!t. r >0; now Chairman Morganton-Lenoir Airport Authority. Presi-
dent North Carolina League of Municipalities, 1948; Chairman
Caldwell County Planning Council; member Caldwell County
Board of Health, 1937-19(51; President Lenoir Chamber of Com-
merce, L952-1954; Director Lenoir Merchants' Association, 1961-
L962; Trustee Caldwell Memorial Hospital, 1948-1961; member
Board of Trustees North Carolina Teachers' and State Employees'
Retirement Board, 1948-1954; North Carolina Medical Care Cam-
mission, 1958-1961; North Carolina Local Government Commission,
L962; Governor's Committee on Employment of Handicapped. 1 1M>2.
Representative in the General Assembly of 1963 and 1965. Meth-
odist, Board of Stewards, 1950-1952. Married Kathryn Haynes.
April 1, 1934. Children: Virginia, now Mrs. Raymond Compton,
Norfolk, Va., Patricia, now Mrs. Charles Weaver, Winston-SaK in,
N. ('.; William Wallace Tate. II, Lt. Commander. IT. S. Navy.
Address: 229 Norwood Street. Lenoir, N. C.
CHARLES H. TAYLOR
(Forty-eighth House District — Counties: Jackson. Swain and
Charles H. Taylor, Republican, of Transylvania County, repre-
senting the Forty-eighth Representative District, was born in
Brevard, Transylvania County. January 23, 1941. Son of Robert
G. and Loee (English) Taylor. Attended Brevard Senior High
School; Wake Forest College, B.A. degree; Wake Forest Law
School, LL.B. degree. Managing Director and General Counsel