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15, 1899, in Gates County, N. C. Son of Tazewell A. and Armecia
(Langstun) Eure. Attended Gatesville High School, 1913-1917;
University of North Carolina, 1917-1919; University Law School,
1921-1922; Doctor of Laws (honorary), Elon College, 1958. Law-
yer. Mayor of Winton, 1923-1928. County attorney for Hertford
County, 1923-1931. Member of General Assembly of 1929, repre-
senting Hertford County. Principal Clerk of the House of Repre-
sentatives, Sessions of 1931, 1933, and 1935, and Extra Session,
1936. Presidential Elector First District of North Carolina, 1932.
Escheats Agent, University of North Carolina, 1933-1936. Elected
Secretary of State in the General Election of November 3, 1936,
and assumed duties oi the office December 21, 1936, by virtue of
executive appointment, ten days prior to the commencement of
constitutional term, on account of a vacancy that then occurred.
Re-elected Secretary of State in General Elections of 1940, 1944,
1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, and 1968. President, Ahoskie Kiwanis



Biographical Sketches 543

Club, 1927. Theta Chi Franterity; Junior Order; B.P.O. Elks and a
Grand Lodge Chair Officer, 1956; T.P.A.; Chairman Board of Trust-
ees, Elon College; American Legion, Forty and Eight; President,
National Association of Secretaries of State, 1942, and became the
Dean in 1961. Keynote speaker. Democratic State Convention,
1950, and Permanent Chairman, 1962. Congregational Christian
Church. Married Minta Banks of Winton, N. C, November 15,
1924. Of this union there are two children, a daughter and a son,
Mrs. J. Norman Black, Jr., and Thad Eure, Jr. Seven grandchil-
dren. Legal residence, Winton, Hertford County, N. C. Official ad-
dress, State Capitol, Raleigh.



HENRY LEE BRIDGES

STATE AUDITOR

Henry Lee Bridges, Democrat, w^as born in Franklin County,
N. C, June 10, 1907. Son of John Joseph and Ida Loraine (Car-
roll) Bridges. Attended Wakelon High School, 1914-1920; Wiley
School, Raleigh, 1921; Wakelon High School, 1922; Millbrook High
School, 1923-1925; Mars Hill Junior College, A.B. degree, 1929;
Wake Forest College, B.A. degree, 1931; Wake Forest Law School,
1932-1933. Attorney-at-law. Member of the Greensboro Bar As-
sociation; N. C. State Bar. Deputy Clerk, Superior Court of Guil-
ford County, August, 1935-September, 1940; December, 1941-Oc-
tober, 1942; December, 1945-June 1, 1946. (Break in dates caused
by Military Service.) Secretary and Treasurer, Guilford County
Democratic Executive Committee, 1933-1940. President National
Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers, 1957;
Executive Director National Association of State Auditors, Comp-
trollers and Treasurers, 1958-1969. Member and Past Master of
Greensboro Lodge No. 76 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.
Choraz in Chapter No. 13 Royal Arch Masons; Ivanhoe Com-
mandery No. 8 Knights Templar; Sudan Temple A. A. O.N. M.S.;
Societas Rosecrucians in Civitatibs Foederatis; Raleigh Lions Club.
Enlisted in National Guard May, 1934, as a Private; promoted to
Sergeant, February, 1935; commissioned Second Lieutenant, June
18, 1935; commissioned First Lieutenant November 18, 1939; pro-



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moted to Captain, January 28, 1943, to Major on inactive status,
January 17, 1947. Entered Federal Service, September 16, 1940;
released from active duty November 2, 1941; recalled to active duty
October 7, 1942; relieved from active duty December 14, 1945. Vet-
eran World War II, Post No. 53 American Legion Local; Local
No. 506 Forty and Eight. Deacon, Hayes Barton Baptist Church;
member Board of Trustees Wake Forest College, 1949-1952, 1955-
1958, 1960-1963, 1965-1968, 1970—, and Southeastern Baptist Semi-
nary, 1968-. Appointed State Auditor February 15, 1947; elected
four-year term 1948; re-elected 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, and 1968.
Married Clarice Hines, December 12, 1936. Two children: Joseph
Henry, age twenty-eight years, George Hines, age twenty-five
years. Home address: 2618 Grant Ave., Raleigh, N. C.



EDWIN MAURICE GILL

STATE TREASURER

Edwin Maurice Gill, Democrat, was born in Laurinburg, N. C.
July 20, 1899. Son of Thomas Jeffries and Mamie (North) Gill.
Graduate of Laurinburg High School; Trinity College, 1922-1924.
Representative in the General Assembly from Scotland County,
1929 and 1931. Private Secretary, Governor Gardner, 1931-1933;
Commissioner of Paroles, 1933-1942; appointed Commissioner of
Revenue by Governor Broughton, serving from July 1, 1942 to
July 1, 1949. Admitted to the Bar, January 28, 1924, and prac-
ticed law in Laurinburg, 1924-1931 as a member of the firm of
Gibson and Gill, and practiced law in Washington, D. C, 1949-
1950 as a member of the firm of Gardner, Morrison & Rogers.
Member of North Carolina Bar Association and the Bar of the
District of Columbia. Collector and Director of Internal Revenue,
Greensboro, N. C, 1950-1953. Appointed by Governor Umstead
Treasurer of North Carolina, July 20, 1953, and elected to this
office November 2, 1954. Re-elected for four year term, November
6, 1956, November 8, 1960, November 3, 1964, and November 5,
1968. Ex-officio: Chairman of State Banking Commission; Chair-
man of Local Government Commission ; Director of Local Govern-
ment; Chairman of Tax Review Board; Chairman and Investment



Thad Eure

Secretary of State



Henry L. Bridges
State Auditor



Edwin Gill

State Treasurer



Craig Phillips

Superintendent of Public
Instruction



Robert Morgan
Attorney General



James A. Graham

Commissioner of Agriculture






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Frank Crane

Commissioner of Labor



Edwin S. Lanier

Commissioner of Insurance




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Officer of Board of Trustees of Teachers & State Employees' Re-
tirement System; member of Board of Commissioners of the Law
Enforcement Officers' Benefit and Retirement Fund; member and
Investment Officer for Board of Trustees of Local Governmental
Employees' Retirement System; member of State Board of Edu-
cation; member of the Sinking Fund Commission. President Ameri-
can Parole Association, 1940-1941; President, Southeastern State
Probation and Parole Association, 1939-1940; Director American
Prison Association, 1939-1940. Elected member of Executive Com-
mittee of the National Tax Association in 1944 for three year term.
Elected member of Executive Committee of National Association
of Tax Administrators in 1946 for two-year term. Former mem-
ber of N. C. Probation Commission. Former member of State Art
Commission; member Board of Trustees, N. C. State Art Museum.
Member of the American Legion; Sigma Nu Phi, Legal Fraternity;
Omicron Delta Kappa, Leadership Fraternity, honorary member,
Duke University, 1940; Beta Gamma Sigma, honorary member,
UNC, Chapel Hill 1963; LL.D., Duke University, June 8, 1959.
N. C. Citizens Asso. Citation for Distinguished Public Service,
March 25, 1970. Methodist. Address: Raleigh, N. C.



ANDREW CRAIG PHILLIPS

SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

Andrew Craig Phillips, Democrat, was born in Greensboro, N. C,
November 1, 1922. Son of Guy B. (deceased) and Annie Elizabeth
(Craig) Phillips. Attended Greensboro High School; Chapel Hill
High School, graduated in 1938; Post Grad Stonybrook Prep School
(Long Island, N. Y.), 1939; UNC, Chapel Hill, A.B. 1943, M.A.
1948, Ed.D., 1955. Young Man of the Year (Distinguished Service
Award), Junior Chamber of Commerce, Winston-Salem, 1957.
USNR, Lt. 1943-1946. Superintendent Winston-Salem City Schools,
1955-1962; Superintendent Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, 1962-
1967; Administrative Vice President, Smith Richardson Founda-
tion, 1967-1968. Methodist. Married Mary Martha Cobb, November
27, 1943. Children: Martha Gatlin, age 24, Andrew Craig, Jr., age
22, Elizabeth, age 20 and Eva Craig, age 9. Address: 2200 Barfield
Ct., Raleigh, N. C.



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ROBERT MORGAN

ATTORNEY GENERAL

Robert Morgan, Democrat, a native of Lillington, N. C, was
born October 5, 1925. Son of James Harvey and Alice (Butts)
Morgan. Attended public schools, graduating from Lillington High
School in 1942; East Carolina College (now East Carolina Uni-
versity), B.S. degree, 1947; Wake Forest College Law School,
LL.B., 1950. While a student at Wake Forest Law School he filed
for the office of Clerk of Superior Court of Harnett County and
was elected. Served in this position for four years and then re-
signed to enter the private practice of law. Member of the local.
State and American Bar Associations. Mason and Rotarian. State
Senator in the General Assembly of 1955, 1959, 1963, 1965 and
1967; President Pro Tern of Senate in 1965. While a member of
the Senate he was recognized as a forceful and effective advocate
of jail reform, mental health programs, better facilities for higher
education, and numerous other programs. Won the Democratic
nomination for the office of Attorney General in May of 1968 and
elected to this office in the General Election of November 5, 1968.
Now serving his fifth term as Chairman of the East Carolina
Board of Trustees. Major in the U. S. Air Force Reserve. Baptist.
Married Katie Earle Owen of Roseboro, N. C. Two young daugh-
ters, Mary and Margaret, and a foster son, Rupert. Home address:
Lillington, N. C. Official address: Raleigh, N. C.



JAMES ALLEN GRAHAM

COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE

James Allen Graham, Democrat, was born in Cleveland, Rowan
County, N. C, April 7, 1921. Son of James Turner and Laura
Blanche (Allen) Graham. Attended Cleveland High School, grad-
uated 1938; North Carolina State University, 1942, B.S. in Agri-
cultural Education, permanent President, Class of 1942. Member
Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Fraternity. Farmer, owner and operator
of commercial livestock farm in Rowan County. Member Grange,
Farm Bureau, National Farmers Organization, N. C. Farm Man-



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ag-ers and Rural Appraisers, N. C. Cattlemen's Association, Na-
tional Association of Producer Market Managers, Past President
and member of Board of Directors; named "Market Manger of the
Year." Member N. C. Soil Conservation Society, N. C. Branch
United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association, Secretary, 1959-
1964, Board of Directors. Member Raleigh Chamber of Commerce,
Board of Directors; Scotch Ireland Lodge #154, Cleveland, Rowan
County, N. C. ; 32nd degree Mason, Raleigh Consistory; Woodmen
of the World, Board of Directors, Executive Committee; Raleigh
YMCA, Recording Secretary, 1962-19G5; President Raleigh Ki-
wanis Club, 1965. Member of Board of Directors and Chairman of
Agricultural Committee; State Committee of Natural Resources,
State Emergency Resources Management Planning Committee.
Member Robert Lee Doughton Memorial Commission; Board of
Trustees, A. & T. College, 1956-1960, 1962-1969. Chairman, com-
mittee to administer awards program for Best Retail Promotion
of N. C. Food Products; Secretary-Treasurer of Capitol Area De-
velopment Association, 1957-1961, member of Board of Directors
and President, 1964; Chairman of Agricultural Committee; Presi-
dent, Northwest Association of the N. C. State Alumni Association
and Vice President, Wake County Association; Teacher of Voca-
tional Agriculture, Iredell County, 1942-1945; Superintendent of
Upper Mountain Research Station, 1946-1952; General Chairman,
First Burley Tobacco Festival, 1949-1950; President, Jefferson
Rotary Club, 1951-1952; Executive Secretary, Hereford Cattle
Breeders Association, 1948-1956, first full-time secretary, 1954-
1956; Manager, Dixie Classics Livestock Show and Fair, 1946-1952;
in charge of Beef Cattle and Sheep Department, N. C. State Fair,
1946-1952; member of Board of Directors, N. C. Sheep Breeders
Association, 1949-1952; Secretary-Treasurer, Ashe County Wild-
life Club, 1949-1950; member Governor's Council on Occupational
Health; N. C. Board of Farm Organizations and Agricultural
Agencies, Director of Agricultural Foundations at North Carolina
State University; Recipient, State 4-H Alumni Award, 1965; hon-
orary member, N. C. Vocational Agricultural Teachers Associa-
tion, N. C. Farm Writers Association, State Future Farmers of
America and member Governor's State-City Cooperative Commit-
tee. Secretary, Southern Association of State Departments of Agri-
culture; Board of Directors of National Association of State De-
partments of Agriculture, 1969-1970; President Southern Associa-



Biographical Sketches 549

tion Commissioners of Agriculture, 1968-1969 and Vice President,
1967-1968; member Zoolog-ical Garden Study Commission; Gov-
ernor's Council for Economic Development. Personalities of the
South, 1969 Edition. Man of the Year in North Carolina Agricul-
ture, 1969; appointed Commissioner of Agriculture, July 29, 1964
by Governor Terry Sanford to complete the term of the late L. Y.
Ballentine; elected November 3, 1964; re-elected November 5, 1968.
Deacon, First Baptist Church, 1960-1964, 1969-. Married Helen
Ida Kirk, October 30, 1942. Two daughters, Alice Kirk Graham
Underbill and Laura Constance Graham. Home address: 1810
Sutton Drive, Raleigh, N. C; Farm address: Rt. 2, Box 4, Cleve-
land, N. C.



FRANK CRANE

COMMISSIONER OF LABOR

Frank Crane, Democrat, was born near Waxhaw, N. C, August
18, 1907. Son of James Thomas and Mary Emma (Lathan) Crane.
Attended Marvin Elementary School, 1913-1918; Weddington In-
stitute, 1919-1922; Prospect High School, 1923-1927; University
of North Carolina. A.B., 1931; University of North Carolina Sum-
mer School of 1931, 1932, 1933 and 1934; night course in Person-
nel Management, North Carolina State College, 1939. Athletic Di-
rector and Instructor, Welcome High School in Davidson County,
1931-1934. Safety Director, North Carolina Industrial Commission,
1934-1938; Administrative Assistant, North Carolina Employment
Service, 1938-1939; Factory and Wage and Hour Inspector, North
Carolina Department of Labor, 1939-1940; Director of Conciliation
and Arbitration Division, 1941-1954. Appointed Commissioner of
Labor by Governor William B. Umstead for the unexpired term of
the late Forrest H. Shuford, June 3, 1954; elected to the office of
Commissioner of Labor in the General Election of November 2,
1954; re-elected for four years November 6, 1956, November 8,
1960, November 3, 1964 and November 5, 1968. Ex-officio member
N. C. Employ the Physically Handicapped Commission. Member
Governor's Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee; Governor's Com-
mittee on Studying Problems of Aging, and Governor's Delegate to



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the 19(51 White House Conference on Aging; Executive Board In-
ternational Association of Governmental Labor OlHcials; Board of
the Governor's Occupational Health Council; Advisory Committee
to the U. S. Surgeon General on Occupational Health; Advisory
Council on Naval Affairs sixth Naval District; President's Com-
mittee on Safety. Association of State Mediation Agencies; So-
ciety for the Advancement of Management; American and State
Forestry Associations. Attended thirty annual meetings of South-
ern Industrial Relations Conference. Member Carolina Bird Club;
T.P.A.; Raleigh Torch Club; Executives Club of Raleigh. Meth-
odist. Married Mary Browning Cromer of Monroe, N. C. Office
address: Labor Building, Raleigh, N. C; Home address: 4080
Camelot Drive, Raleigh, N. C.



EDWIN SIDNEY LANIER

COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE

Edwin Sidney Lanier, Democrat, was born in Bullock County
(now a part of Candler County), Georgia, on July 19, 1901. Son
of Richard and Hassie Banks Lanier (deceased), R.F.D. 1, Metter,
Georgia. Attended State Normal School (a teachers college),
Athens, Georgia, 1917-21; enrolled in the University of North
Carolina's School of Commerce, Chapel Hill, N. C, 1921-24, as
member of the class of 1925; part-time special student in Uni-
versity of North Carolina Law School, 1930-34 (did not graduate).
Teacher and athletic coach, 1924-30, Baptist Orphanage High
School, Thomasville, N. C. Student Financial Aid Director, Uni-
versity of North Carolina, 1930-61. Member of Chapel Hill, N. C.
Town Board of Aldermen, 1945-49; Mayor of Chapel Hill, 1949-
54; County Commissioner, Orange County, N. C, 1954-56; State
Senator from the 16th Senatorial District, 1957 and 1959. Named
North Carolina Personnel Director by the Governor and the State
Personnel Council, October 31, 1961. Appointed Commissioner of
Insurance by Governor Terry Sanford, July 5, 1962, as successor
to Charles F. Gold who served as Commissioner of Insurance from
1953 until his death on June 28, 1962. Nominated by State Demo-
cratic Executive Committee for Commissioner of Insurance and



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elected by the people in the November 6, 1962 General Election for
the remainder of the term; re-elected for four-year terms, Novem-
ber 3, 1964 and November 5, 1968. Baptist. Member Board of Trus-
tees, Baptist Orphanage of North Carolina, 1945-49. Married Nancy
Thelma Herndon, Durham, N. C, 1934. Children: Mrs. H. Neil
GrifRn and Edwin Sidney Lanier, Jr. Address: 2436 Oxford Road,
Raleigh, N. C.



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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS
APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR

BENJAMIN EDISON RONEY

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE GOVERNOR

Benjamin Edison Roney, Democrat, was born in Burlington,
N. C, May 30, 1910. Son of Henry and Minna (Lee) Roney. At-
tended Rocky Mount preparatory schools; Wake Forest College
and Duke University. Married Rebecca Brake in 1932. Children:
Mrs. Virginia Lee Gardner, Rebecca Carlton Ball and Ben Roney,
Jr. Address: Route 2, Rocky Mount, N. C.



CARROLL THOMAS WEST

NEVi^S SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNOR

Carroll Thomas West, Democrat, was born in Roper, N. C, May
11, 1931. Son of Tom and Estel Marie (Oliver) West. Attended
Plymouth High School, 1937-1948; Fork Union Military Academy,
Fork Union, Va., 1948-1949; University of North Carolina, Chapel
Hill, N. C, 1957, B.A. English. U. S. Coast Guard, 1951-1954, PO
3; 1957-1959, held temporary commission of LTJG. Discharged at
permanent rate of PO 1. Member Hayes Barton Methodist Church,
Raleigh, N. C. Married Sue Carolyn Herrington of Plymouth on
July 4, 1952. Children: Karen Sue, 12; Anthony Carroll, 9; and
Melissa Jeanette, 6. Address: Raleigh, N. C.



FERD LEARY DAVIS

THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

Ferd Leary Davis, Democrat, was born in Kinston, N. C, De-
cember 15, 1919. Son of Rev. Theo. B. and Bessie (Farmer) Davis.
Attended Wakelon High School, Zebulon, N. C, 1931-1935; Mars



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Hill College, 1937-1938; Wake Forest College, B.S., 1940; Wake
Forest Law School, LL.B., 1953. Member Wake County Bar Assn. ;
North Carolina Bar Assn.; American Bar Assn.; North Carolina
National Guard Assn.; N. G. Assn. of U. S. District Governor,
Rotary International, 1959-1960. Member Woodmen of the World;
Junior Order United American Mechanics; Ancient Free & Ac-
cepted Masons (Blue Lodge) ; American Legion, Post Commander,
Zebulon Post No. 33, 1947. Author, "History of the 5th Bomb
Group" and "Uncle Ferd's Almanac." City Attorney, Zebulon, N. C,
1957-1970; Chairman, Board of Education, Wake County, 1962-
1968; member N. C. Board of Conservation and Development, 1949-
1953. Served in United States Air Force as Private, 1942; Major
General, North Carolina National Guard, 1970; President, North
Carolina National Guard Assn., 1964-1965; President, North Caro-
lina Military Historical Society, 1970. Life member. North Caro-
lina State Music Society and National Rifle Assn. Member Zebulon
Baptist Church; Chairman, Board of Deacons, 1956-1960; Teacher,
Baraca Class, 1950 to present. Married Selma Ann Harris, Feb-
ruary 1, 1941. Two sons: Ferd Leary Davis, Jr. and John Zebulon
Davis; two daughters: Ann Davis Matheny and Susan Davis
Crooks. Address: 316 West Sycamore Street, Zebulon, N. C. 27597.



WILLIAM LINDSAY TURNER

DIRECTOR DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION

William Lindsay Turner, Democrat, was born in Rocky Mount,
N. C, June 25, 1923. Son of William Lindsay and Betty (Joyner)
Turner. Attended Rocky Mount High School, 1937-41; North Caro-
lina State University, B.S., 1948; North Carolina State University,
M.S., 1950; Harvard University, DPA, 1956. Member American
Farm Economics Association; N. C. Society of Farm Managers
and Rural Appraisers; N. C. Chapter, American Society for Public
Administration; Raleigh Rotary Club. Author of numerous articles
dealing with economics of agriculture, public policy, agricultural
adjustments and farm management. Served in U. S. Army, 1943-45
as Sergeant. Presbyterian. Married Marjorie Windle in 1946. Chil-
dren: Ann Windle Turner and William Lindsay Turner. Address:
3337 Thomas Road, Raleigh, N. C.



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WILLIAM CHARLES COHOON

CHAIRMAN STATE BOARD OF ALCOHOLIC CONTROL

William Charles Cohoon, Democrat, was born in Elizabeth City,
North Carolina, March 31, 1917. Son of Andrew Jackson and
Lillian Deliva (Calhoun) Cohoon. Attended Columbia High School;
Oak Ridge Military Institute; Duke University. Member Tyrrell
County Board of Commissioners, 1946-1950; Tyrrell County Board
of Education, 1950-1958; Member Masonic Lodge Providence 678;
Shrine, Sudan Temple; Rotary Club; and member of the Board of
Directors of the National Alcoholic Beverage Control Association.
Seaman 1st Class United States Coast Guard, 1943-1944; received
medical discharge. Representative in the General Assembly of
1959 and 1961. Episcopalian; Senior Warden, 1953-1958. Married
Cecelia Woods, September 7, 1940. Children: Patricia Ann, Wil-
liam Charles and Andrea Leigh. Address: 7304 Harps Mill Road,
Raleigh.

FRANK LEE HARRELSON

COMMISSIONER OF BANKS

(Appointed by the Governor with the approval of the Senate)

Frank Lee Harrelson, Democrat, was born in Forest City,
N. C, September 21, 1910. Son of John and Ellen Harrelson.
Attended Rutherford College, 1926-1928; N. C. State College,
1931-1932, special accounting courses. Served in U. S. Navy,
1942-1945. Member Hayes Barton Methodist Church. Married
Martha Langston, June, 1952. Address: 402 Forsyth Street,
Raleigh, N. C.

DANIEL KELLY MUSE

COMMISSIONER NORTH CAROLINA BURIAL
ASSOCIATIONS AND PERPETUAL CARE CEMETERIES

Daniel Kelly Muse, Democrat, was born in Moore County (Carth-
age Township), January 15, 1913. Son of late James Brazel and
Luola Belle (Kelly) Muse. Attended Elise Academy (now St.



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Andrews College), Robbins, N. C, 1926-1930; N. C. State College,
1930-1932; sales management courses by correspondence schools.
President, Mebane Merchants Association; Sales Supervisor,
Mebane Tobacco Market, 1946-1948; Chairman, Alamance County-
Democratic Executive Committee, 1948-1956; Chairman, Congres-
sional District Committee, 1966; active in Democratic Party poli-
tics all of adult life. Presbyterian. Married Lillian Terry, January
25, 1938. Two Children. Address: Raleigh. N. C.



JAMES WALTER DENNING

DIRECTOR NORTH CAROLINA CIVIL DEFENSE AGENCY

James Walter Denning, Democrat, was born in Angier, N. C,
Harnett County, October 3, 1916. Son of Joseph Walter and Meddie
Melinda (Godwin) Denning, both deceased. Attended Angier Ele-
mentary and High School, graduated 1935; Wake Forest College,
B.S. degree, 1940; military schools and colleges and National Civil
Defense Staff College. Four year letterman as baseball pitcher
while attending Wake Forest College. Member National Associa-
tion of State Civil Defense Directors; Vice President, Region
Three (seven southeastern states) National Association of State
Civil Defense Directors, July 1, 1970. Author of booklet, "The Civil
Defense Story in Carolina County." Served in U.S. Army, April
1941-1946. Retired from N. C. National Guard in 1965 as Lt. Col.
Member Army Parachute Test Unit before airborne divisions were
formed. Served with 101st Airborne Division throughout World
War II. Graduate of Command and General Staff College, Fort
Leavenworth, Kansas. Member of Staff and Faculty Artillery and
Missile School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Married Mary Maxine
Pleasant, May 24, 1960. One daughter, Jan. Address: Route 1,
Box 43, Angier, N. C.

ROY GERODD SOWERS, JR.

DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Roy Gerodd Sowers, Jr., Democrat, was born in Jonesboro, N. C,
September 9, 1927. Son of Dr. Roy G. Sr., and Evelyn (Bazemore)



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Sowei's. Attended Campbell College Summer School, 1946; Wake
Forest Colleg-e, 1948, Business Administration; U.S. Army Special
Warfare Psychological Warfare Course, 1961. Member, Board of
Visitors, Wake Forest University. Member Kappa Sigma Social
Fraternity; Mason; Elk; Moose; Woodman; Lee County Wild-
life Club, President, 1967. Member Sanford Board of Aldermen,



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