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

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Donald William Bingham, Republican, of Davie County, repre-
senting- the Twenty-fifth Senatorial District, was born in Randolph
County, February 3, 1925. Son of Thomas William and Effie
(Johnson) Bing-ham. Attended Farmer High School, 1931-1942.
Lumber business, distributors for Olin Mathinson; co-owner Tar
Heel Gun Club. Member Small Business Administration; Director
Branch Bank and Trust Co., Mocksville, N. C; Director Davie
County Library, Mocksville, N. C; Director Smith Grove Ruritan
Club, Advance, N. C; member Clemens Stock Club, demons, N. C;
Vice President Tar Heel Gun Club, Advance, N. C. Member Farm-
ing-ton Lodge No. 265, A.F.&A.M. Representative in the General
Assembly of 1965 and Extra Session of 1966. Served in World
War II, 1943-1945, Corporal. Member Bethlehem Methodist Church;
member Official Board for four years. Married Sarah Smith, No-
vember 27, 1949. Three daughters: Deborah, Betsy, and Tommi.
Address: Route 1, Advance, N. C.


(Eighteenth Senate District-^Counties: Guilford and Randolph.
Three Senators.)

Hargrove Bowles, Jr., Democrat, of Guilford County, represent-
ing the Eighteenth Senatorial 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 Carolina, Chapel Hill,
N. C. Director: First Union National Bancorp, Inc.; American
Hog Co., Wiggins, Colorado; Capri Industries; 1st Mortgage In-
surance Co. ; Jewel Box Stores Corp. Member Beta Theta Pi.
Mason; Grand Orator Grand Lodge, N. C. Trustee Pfeiffer Col-
lege. Past Chairman, North Carolina Heart Assn. ; Chairman
North Carolina Partnei's for the Alliance. Past Chairman, Board
of Greensboro School for Mentally Retarded Children ; member
National Council, USO; General Green Council, Boy Scouts of
America, Greensboi"0, N. C; Board N. C. Mental Health Associa-
tion, Inc.; National Associate, Boys' Clubs of America; Director
North Carolina Conservation and Development, 1961-1962, Chair-

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man of the Board, 1962-1965. Representative in the General As-
sembly of 1967-1968. State Senator in the General Assembly of
1969-1970. Methodist. State of North Carolina Distinguished Citi-
zens Award, 1964. Married Jessamine Woodward, June 28, 1941.
Children: Hargrove, III; Erskine Boyce; Mary Holland and
Martha Thomas. Address: 2304 Princess Ann Street, Greensboro,
N. C.


(Twentieth Senate District — County: Robeson. One Senator.)

Luther J. Britt, Jr., Democrat, of Robeson County, representing
the Twentieth Senatorial District, was born in Lumberton, N. C,
August 10, 1931. Son of Luther J. and Beta Brooks (Elkins)
Britt. Attended Lumberton City Schools, 1937-1949; Wake Forest
College, 1949-1952; Wake Forest Law School, LL.B. degree, 1955.
Lawyer. Member Robeson County Bar Assn., President, 1965-
1966; Sixteenth Judicial Bar Assn., President, 1967-1968; North
Carolina State Bar Assn. ; American Bar Assn. Member North
Carolina Jaycees, President 1967; United States Jaycees; Presi-
dent Lumberton Jaycees; State Vice President North Carolina Jay-
cees; National Director United States Jaycees. Only man in the
history of the North Carolina Jaycees, on three successive years,
to be selected the outstanding State Vice President, the outstanding
National Director, and one of five outstanding State Presidents in
the United States Jaycees in 1967. Received the Clayton Frost
Award as one of five outstanding Presidents of United States Jay-
cees, and led the North Carolina Jaycees to the Number 3 position
of fifty-one State organizations. Past Chairman Mayor's Advisory
Committee, City of Lumberton ; past President Tanglewood P.T.A. ;
twice selected the outstanding young man in Lumberton, N. C.
Chairman Robeson County Democratic Executive Committee, 1967-
1970; City Attorney, Lumberton, N. C, 1966. Member Board of
Directors, Waccamaw Bank & Trust Company ; has served on seven
different Study Commissions under appointment from the Governor
of the State of Nortn Carolina. Served in U.S. Army, 1956-1957.
Member First Baptist Church, Lumberton, N. C; Sunday School

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Teacher. Married Sarah Williams, August 19, 1955. Four chil-
dren: Sallie B., born November 12, 195G; Luther Johnson, III,
born March 18, 19G0; Hewett Brooks, born March 16, 1961, and
Lee Elkins, born March 13, 1967. Address: P. O. Box 1015, 603
W. 25th Street, Lumberton, N. C.


(Tenth Senate District — Counties: Duplin, New Hanover, Pen-
der and Sampson. Two Senators.)

John Jay Burney, Jr., Democrat, of New Hanover County, rep-
resenting the Tenth Senatorial District, was born in Wilmington,
N. C, October 5, 1924. Son of John Jay and Effie Mae (Barefoot)
Burney. Attended New Hanover High, Class of 1943; Wake For-
rest College, B.S. 1950; Wake Forest College Law School, LL.B.,
1951. Lawyer. Member of New Hanover County Bar Associa-
tion; N. C. Bar Association; American Bar Association. Member
of Elks, Mason, Shriner, American Legion, Forty and Eight, Wil-
mington Chamber of Commerce; Board of Trustees Sudan Temple.
Member General Statutes Commission, 1967-1968. Member Legis-
lative Service Commission, 1969-1970. One of North Carolina's
Outstanding Young Democrats, 1959. District Solicitor of Eighth
Solicitorial District, 1954-1963. State Senator in the General As-
sembly of 1967 and 1969. Staff Sergeant, Co. A, 254 Infantry,
63rd Infantry Division; awarded the Bronze Star Medal and
Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster. Presbyterian. Married
Catherine Elizabeth Evans, December 20, 1947. Children: Deb-
orah Salinda, John Jay, III, and William Shaw. Address: 720
Forest Hills Drive, Wilmington, N. C.


(Seventh Senate District — Counties: Franklin, Granville and
Vance. One Senator.)

John Trammel Church, Democrat, of Vance County, represent-
ing the Seventh Senatorial District, was born in Raleigh, N. C,

Biographical Sketches 629

September 22, 1917. Son of Charles Randolph and Lela (Johnson)
Church. Attended Boyden High School, Salisbury, N. C, graduat-
ed 1935; Catawba College, 1936-1938; University of North Caro-
lina, 1938-1942, B.S. in Pharmacy. Senior Vice President and
Secretary, Rose's Stores, Inc., Member N. C. Merchants Assn.,
past President; Vice Chairman of American Retail Federation.
Member Kappa Alpha Order, University of North Carolina; Elks;
Mason, Shrine; Rotary, past President; Jr. Chamber of Com-
merce, Henderson, N. C, past President; member City Council,
Henderson, N. C, 1965-1966; Chairman Democratic Executive
Committee of Vance County, 1965-1966. Vice Chairman of Board
of Trustees of Louisburg College, Louisburg, N. C. ; member of
the Morehead Scholarship Selection Committee (District) ; past
Chairman of Alumni Giving Program of the U.N.C. ; Trustee of
Louisburg College; past Chairman of Board of Visitors of Peace
College, Raleigh, N. C; past News and Observer "Tar Heel of the
Week"; member of the State Art Museum Building Commission;
Director and Executive Committee, Peoples Bank & Trust Co.;
Chairman of Kerr Lake Commission; Secretary of Board of Trus-
tees, Maria Parham Hospital; President Occoneechee Council, Boy
Scouts of America. Member of the Tax Study Commission of
N. C; Trustee of University of N. C. ; Trustee of Vance County
Technical School; Director of UNC Business Foundation, Chapel
Hill, N. C. ; President and member of the Executive Board of the
Occoneechee Council, Boy Scouts of America; former Trustee and
member of the Executive Committee of Boys Home, Lake Wac-
camaw, N. C. ; past President of United Fund and past trustee and
member of Executive Committee of Carolinas United; former
member Board of Directors of Henderson Chamber of Commerce;
past President of Henderson Country Club; former member of
Advisory Board of Salvation Army. Representative in the General
Assembly of 1967 and 1969. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps Re-
serve (Naval Aviation), Captain, 1942-1945. Member First Metho-
dist Church, Henderson, N. C, past Chairman of Board; past
Chairman of Finance Committee; past President Men's Bible Class.
Married Emma Thomas Rose, December 31, 1943. Children: John
Trammel, Jr. and Elizabeth Howard. Address: 420 Woodland
Road, Henderson, N. C. 27536.

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

•Jylos Jackson Coggins, Democrat, of Wake County, represent-
ing the Twelfth Senatorial District, was born in Iredell County,
N. C, January 10, 1921. Son of James Lee and Jeanette (Arney)
Coggins. Attended Central High School, Iredell County, grad-
uated 1939; University of North Carolina, 1939-1940; North
Carolina State College, 1941, 1946 and 1947. General contractor.
President of Coggins Construction Company, Lyon Equipment
Company, Dobs, Inc.; Wake Supply Company and Raleigh Memo-
rial Park. Chairman of the Board, Textile Research Services,
Inc. Member National Association of Cemeteries; North Caro-
lina Cemetery Association; Raleigh Merchants Bureau; Raleigh
Chamber of Commerce; past member of N. C. Association of
Quality Restaurants, Inc.; N. C. Motel Association; Association
of General Contractors; Raleigh Board of Realtors; Brotherhood
of Railroad Trainmen. Representatives in the General Assembly
of 1963. Member N. C. Legislative Council; N. C. Council on
Retardation; N. C. Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.
State Senator in the General Assembly of 1965, 1967 and 1969.
Vice Chairman, N. C. Capital Planning Commission; Chairman,
Committee on Mental Institutions; 1969-1970 Session, Chairman
Senate Appropriations Committee on Health, Welfare and Institu-
tional Care, and Chairman Senate Committee on Libraries. Pres-
ently serving as Chairman Governor's Study Commission on Em-
ployer-Employee Relations. Member William G. Hill Masonic
Lodge; Elks; American Legion; Raleigh Civitan Club. Served
in U. S. Navy and U. S. Marine Corps, Aviator, First Lieutenant,
1942-1946. Presbyterian. Married Frances Katherine Lyon, Sep-
tember 24, 1943. Children: Frances Rebecca, Anna Katherine,
Deborah Lyon, Jyles Jacquelyn and Judy Carolyn. Address: 2901
Ridge Road, Raleigh, N. C.


(Twenty-sixth Senate District — Counties: Alexander, Catawba,
Iredell and Lincoln. Two Senators.)

Biographical Sketches 631

Bobby Lee Combs, Democrat, of Catawba County, representing
the Twenty-sixth Senatorial District, was born in North Wilkes-
boro, N. C, March 30, 1930. Son of Cuester Lee Combs (deceased)
and Vivian (McKoy) Combs. Attended Huntersville High School,
1940-1947; Wingate Junior College, High School Department, 1948;
Wingate College, 1950; Associate Degree in Arts; Davidson Col-
lege, 1952, B.S.; Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va.,
1955, Diploma; Presbyterian Institute on Industrial Relations and
Urban Society, McCormick Theological Seminary, 1961, Certificate.
Pastor of Sweetwater Presbyterian Church ; Business Manager,
Mooresville Little Folks School. Member Hickory Chamber of
Commerce, Mooresville Chamber of Commerce, Mooresville Retail
Credit Association and St. Stephen's Lions Club. Pvt. 378th Combat
Engineers, Co.B, 1947-1950. Presbyterian. Married Elsie Rebecca
Hunter, July 13, 1950. Children: Robert Lee Combs, age 18;
Pamela Elsie Combs, age 15; and Ray Cuester Combs, age 10.
Address: 500 21st Street, S.E., Hickory, N. C. 28601.


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

Irvin Cooper Crawford, Democrat, of Buncombe County, repre-
senting the Thirty-first Senatorial District, was born in Bryson
City, N. C. Son of Gordon Lee and Mary Jane (Cooper) Craw-
ford. Attended Cullowhee High School. 1919-1922; Duke Uni-
versity; Wake Forest College. Lawyer. Member Swain County
Board of Education, 1933-1934; Mayor Bryson City, 1935-1936;
Chairman Swain County Democratic Executive Committee, 1932-
1940. Representative in the General Assembly of 1957, 1959, 1961,
1963 and 1965. Member Asheville Country Club and Loyal Order
of Moose. Methodist; Steward, 1953-1956. Married Evelyn Greg-
ory, August 20, 1935. One son, Stephen G. Crawford. Address:
10 Hampshire Circle, Asheville, N. C.

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(Eleventh Senate District — Counties: Durham, Orange and
Person. Two Senators.)

Claude Currie, Democrat, of Durham County, representing the
Eleventh Senatorial District, was born in Candor, Montgomery
County, N. C, December 8, 1890. Son of John C. and Louise
(McKinnon) Currie. Attended Oak Ridge Military Institute, 1911-
1914; University of North Carolina, A.B. and LL.B., 1926. Chair-
man, Board of Directors of Security Savings and Loan Association.
State Senator, Eighteenth Senatorial District, 1927; Fourteenth
Senatorial District, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961,
and 1963; Seventeenth Senatorial District, 1965; Eleventh Sena-
torial District, 1967 and 1969. United States Army Air Corps,
1917-1919; Pursuit Observer, Sgt. Presbyterian. Residence:
Durham Hotel-Motel, Durham. Address: P. O. Box 3849, Durham.


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

Charles B. Deane, Jr., Democrat, of Richmond County, represent-
ing the Nineteenth Senatorial District, was born in Rockingham,
N. C, February 21, 1937. Son of Charles B. and Agnes (Cree)
Deane. Attended Rockingham Public Schools, 1943-1955; Wake
Forest University, B.A., 1959; Wake Forest University School of
Law, LL.B., 1962. Lawyer. Member Rockingham Civitan Club.
Research Assistant Sub-Committee on Constitutional Rights, U. S.
Senate, 1961; United States Commissioner, U. S. Middle District
Court, 1968-1970; Drive Chairman, Richmond County United Fund,
1967, Board Chairman, 1968; Chairman, Richmond County Board
of Social Services, 1969-1970. Graduate, U. S. Naval Officer Candi-
date School, 1963; served with Judge Advocate General Corps.,
U. S. Navy, 1963-1966, attained rank of Lieutenant, senior grade.
Member First Baptist Church, Rockingham; Deacon; member
General Board, North Carolina Baptist State Convention. Married
Myra Upchurcn, July 6, 1963. Children: Charles Bennett, III,
age 5, and Winston Norman, age 2. Address: P. O. Box 784, Rock-
mgham, N. C. 28379.

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(Twenty-eighth Senate District — Counties: Burke and Caldwell.
One Senator.)

David Thomas Flaherty, Republican, of Caldwell County, rep-
resenting the Twenty-eighth Senatorial District, was born in Bos-
ton, Massachusetts, December 9, 1928. Graduated Boston Eng-
lish High School ; Boston University, 1956. Promotion manger,
advertising and sales. Member Alpha Kappa Psi; Lock Honor
Society and Scarlet Key Honor Society. County Chairman, State
Vice Chairman. State Chairman, National Committeeman for
Young Republican Club. Outstanding Young Republican, 1964 ;i
National Co-Chairman for Campaigns; Co-Chairman Broyhill for
Congress Committee. "Who's Who in Southeast," 1966; "Who's
Who in Advertising," 1965; "Leading Men of the United States",
1967; delegate to NATO Youth Conference, Bonn, Germany. Past
Commander Post No. 60, Disabled American Veterans. Scout of
the Year, 1968; Cubmaster, Vice Chairman of & E, District
Chairman of Boy Scouts of America; received Piedmont Council
President's Award ; Scouter's Key Award. Coach Little League
Baseball; founder and first President of Bunny Maynard's Midget
Football Program. Member Lenoir Optimist Club. State Senator
in the General Assembly of 1969. Governor's Study Commission on
State and Municipal Employer-Employee Relations; Local Govern-
ment Study Commission. Methodist; Sunday School Teacher;
Chairman Commission on Membership and Evangelism; member
Board of Stewards. Married Nancy Hamill, December 6, 1953.
Children: David, Jr., Stevie, Debbie, Jon and Bobby. Address:
803 Hospital Avenue, Lenoir, N. C. 28645.


(Twenty-first Senate District — Counties: Alleghany, Ashe,
Stokes and Surry. One Senator.)

Fred Folger, Jr., Democrat, of Surry County, representing the
Twenty-first Senatorial District, was born in Mount Airy, N. C,

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June 14, 1926. Son of Fred and Mary Mills (Fawcett) Folger.
Attended Mount Airy Public Schools, 1932-1944; Duke University,
A.B. deft-ree, 1949; Duke University Law School, LL.B., 1952.
Lawyer. Member N. C. and American Bar Assoc, N. C. State Bar.
Chairman, Surry County Democratic Executive Committee, 1965-
1968. State Senator in the General Assembly of 1969. Served in
the United States Navy, ARM 2nd, 1944-1946. Member Central
United Methodist Church; Board of Stewards. Married Elizabeth
Cornelia (Lib) Murray, March 24, 1951. Children: Mary Mills
Murray Folger and Barbara Elizabeth Folger. Address: 1015
North Main Street, Mount Airy, N. C.


(Fifteenth Senate District — Counties: Bladen, Brunswick and
Columbus. One Senator.)

Samuel B. Frink, Democrat, of Brunswick County, representing
the Fifteenth Senatorial District was born at Shallotte, N. C,
October 2, 1899. Son of D. S. and Martha Gore Frink. Attended
Brunswick County Schools; Motte Business College, Wilmington.
Lawyer. Studied law for four years under Professor Lockhart at
Duke University as a special student and in law office, and licensed
January 26, 1931. Clerk of Superior Court Brunswick County,
1930-1934. Served in U.S. Navy during World War I, enlisting
May 1, 1917. Commissioned Lt. (j.g.) United States Coast Guard
during World War II. Reported for active duty May 28, 1942, and
served continuously until September 3, 1945. Discharged as Lt.
Senior Grade. Active in American Legion, 40 & 8, and Reserve
Officers Association. State Senator in the General Assembly of
1935, 1939, 1951 and 1959. Representative in the General As-
sembly of 1961. County Attorney for Brunswick County, 1936-
1942, 1952-1958. Member State Ports Authority from July, 1945
until January, 1949. Episcopalian; member of Vestry. Married
Marguerite Weathers Brown, November 9, 1950. Three children:
Malcolm S. Frink, 309 Batchelor Street, Enfield, North Carolina;
Mrs. Marion Frink Adams, Alexandria, Virginia and Mrs. Joanne
Weathers Herring, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Address: Shal-
lotte, N. C.

Deane of Richmond
Flaherty of Caldwell
Folger of Surry

Frink of Brunswick
Futrell of Beaufort
Gudger of Buncombe

Harrington of Bertie
Harris of Cleveland
Henley of Cumberland

Horton of Forsyth
Jones of Anson
Joyner of Iredell

Killian of Jackson
Kirby of Wilson
Kirk of Rowan

Knox of Mecklenburg
Larkins of Lenoir

McGeachy of Cumberland

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(Second Senate District — Counties: Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Mar-
tin and Tyrrell. One Senator.)

Ashley Brown Futrell, Democrat, of Beaufort County, represent-
ing the Second Senatorial District, was born in Rich Square,
N. C, October 27, 1911. Son of James Thomas and Addie Jane
(Brown) Futrell. Attended Rich Square Public Schools; Wilson
High School, Wilson, N. C; Duke University, B.A. degree, 1933.
Editor and publisher. Daily News, Washington, N. C. Member
E.N.C. Press Association, President, 1956-1957; N. C. Press Asso-
ciation, President. 1960-1961. Community Service Awards, 1957
and 1962, Best Editorials, 1956 and 1959, Best Features, 1960;
Southern Newspaper Association; Sigma Delta Chi, national jour-
nalism fraternity; American Legion, Post Commander; VFW;
Moose; Rotarian; Mason; Shriner. President and lifetime member
Junior Chamber of Commerce; President Washington Chamber
of Commerce. Member Washington City Board of Education since
1956; N. C. Seashore Commission since 1962; N. C. Court Reform
Commission, 1958-1959. Former school teacher; tobacco buyer prior
to World War II with Imperial Tobacco Co., Wilson, N. C; Athletic
Coach, Wilson High School, and one year (1936) at Atlantic
Christian College. Sergeant in U. S. Army, January 1942-Decem-
ber 1944. State Senator in the General Assembly of 1965 and
1967. Chairman of Committee on Conservation and Development
1965 and 1967 and Vice Chairman of Committee on Propositions
and Grievances, 1965. Methodist; President Men's Club, 1956;
member Official Board since 1950, Chairman, 1969-1970 and 1971;
Church Lay Leader; Sunday School Teacher; Vice-Chairman N. C.
Conference Board of Lay Activities; member N. C. Conference
Board of Public Information, Lay Speaker. Married Rachel Fox
of Roxboro, N. C, November 25, 1949. One son, Ashley Brown
Futrell, Jr., age 14. Business address: Washington Daily News,
Washington, N. C; home address: 1206 Summit Avenue, Wash-
ington, N. C.

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

Lamar Gudger, Democrat, of Buncombe County, representing
the Thirty-first Senatorial District, was born in Asheville, N. C,
April 30, 1919. Son of Vonno Lamar and Elizabeth (Wilson)
Gudger. Attended Lee H. Edwards High School, Asheville, N. C,
graduated 1936; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, B.A.
degree, 1940; University of North Carolina Law School, LL.B.,
1942. Lawyer; member of Law Firm, Gudger, Erwin and Crow.
Member Buncombe County Bar Assn.; North Carolina State Bar;
North Carolina Bar Assn. President Elect, Buncombe County Bar
Assn., 1970. Representative in the General Assembly of 1951. So-
licitor, 19th Solicitorial District, 1952-1954; Secretary, State Dem-
ocratic Party, 1962-1963; member North Carolina State Ports
Authority, 1967-1968. Served as Captain, U. S. Air Force, 305th
Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, 1942-1945. Member Central United
Methodist Church ; member Board of Stewards, 20 years ; Associ-
ate Chairman, Board of Stewards, 1949; Teacher, Department of
Christian Education, 1964-1970. Married Eugenia Reid of Surry
County, N. C, October 25, 1947. Children: Lamar, Jr., Eugene
Reid, Carol Eugenia and Martha Elizabeth Gudger. Address:
189 Kimberly Avenue, Asheville, N. C.


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

Joseph Julian Harrington, Democrat, of Bertie County, repre-
senting the First Senatorial District, was born in Lewiston, N. C,
February 18, 1919. Son of Julian Picott and Ethel Mae (Barnes)
Harrington. President Harrington Mfg. Co., Lewiston, N. C,
manufacturer of farm machinery. Member North Carolina AERO
Club; Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association; Farm Equipment

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Institute; North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation; Southern
Farm Equipment Association; Carolina Farm Equipment Dealers'
Association. Member Davie Lodge No. 39, Lewiston, N. C; 32nd
Degree Scottish Rite; Shriner, Sudan Temple, New Bern, N. C. ;
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Rocky Mount Lodge No.
1038. Member Lewiston-Woodville Local School Board, 1955-1959;
Town Commissioner, Lewiston, N. C, 1948. State Senator in the
General Assembly of 1963, 1965, 1967 and 1969. Technical Ser-
geant, World War H, 1942-1945. Baptist; Sunday School Super-
intendent and Deacon, Lewiston Baptist Church. Married Lettie
Leigh Early, August 7, 1947. Children: Robert E. H. Harring-
ton; Julian Picott Harrington, II; Victoria Leigh Harrington.
Address: Lewiston, N. C.


(Twenty-ninth Senate District — Counties: Cleveland and Gas-
ton. Two Senators.)

John Oliver Harris, Sr., Democrat, of Cleveland County, repre-
senting the Twenty-ninth Senatorial District, was born in Ander-
son, S. C, September 2, 1913. Son of J. Frank and Jessie (Ham-
bright) Harris. Attended Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary
Science, 1934. Funeral Director, Harris Funeral Home, Inc. Mem-
ber N. C. Funeral Directors Assn., President, 1959; National Se-
lected Morticians. President, N. C. State Board of Embalmers
and Funeral Directors, 1957. Cleveland County Coroner, 1946-
1970. Mason. Served in World War II, 1943-1945; Staff Sergeant.
Member Kings Mountain Baptist Church; Deacon. Married Abbie
Jane Wall, May 4, 1934. One son, John Oliver Harris, Jr., and one
daughter, Mrs. Jane Wall Hambright. Address: P. O. Box 627,
Kings Mountain, N. C. 28086.


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