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agement Advisory Committee, Gaston County Industrial Manage-
ment Club, 1963-1965; Consulting Commission, Pioneer Girl
Scout Council, 1968-1969; President, Duke University Gaston
Alumni Association, 1961-1962; President, Associated Industries,
1964-1965. Director: Gastonia Chamber of Commerce, 1965-1966;
Gaston Skills, 1964-1966; Salvation Army Boys Club since 1963;
United Fund, 1963-1967; Gaston Boys Club since 1964; Carolinas
A.A.U., 1951-1953; Gaston Museum of Natural History, 1963-
1964; Holy Angels Nursery, Belmont, since 1960; Planned Parent-
hood and World Population, New York, N. Y., 1968-1969; Gaston



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Community Action, Inc., 1966; Gaston-Cleveland Tuberculosis As-
sociation for 1968; Gastonia YMCA, 1959-1962, 1967-1969. Mem-
ber Board of Trustees of U.N.C. since 1969; First Vice President
Gaston County Y.M.C.A., 1970; Board of Advisors, Gardner Webb
College; awarded Man & Boy Award Salvation Army Red Shield
Boys Club, 1970. Man of the Year, Gastonia Junior Chamber of
Commerce, 1957; Man of the Year, Gastonia Junior Woman's
Club, 1964; Man of the Year, Gaston County Omega Psi Phi, 1966;
Man of the Year, North Carolina Health Department, 1968; Na-
tional Recreation Citation, National Recreation Association, 1965;
State Senator in the General Assembly of 1967 and 1969; Chair-
man Joint Advisory Committee on Dental Education, 1969-1970.
Biography listed in "Who's Who in World Jewery", "Who's Who in
the South and Southwest" and "Leading Men in the United States."
President, Temple Emanuel, Gastonia, 1962-1964; President, Frank
Goldberg Lodge, Bnai Brith, 1951-1952; Chairman, Gaston Jewish
Welfare Fund, 1958-1962, 1968-1969; Director, North Carolina
United Jewish Appeal Cabinet, 1968-1969; First Vice President,
North Carolina Association of Jewish Men, 1966; National Coun-
cil American Jewish Joint Distributions Committee, 1968-1969;
Sunday School Teacher, 1951-1956; Board of Governors, North
Carolina Jewish Home for the Aged, Inc., 1968-1969. Married
Jeanne Girard, May 18, 1946. Children: John, Ingrid, Marc,
Pete and Stephanie. Address: 1121 Scotch Drive, Gastonia, N. C.



NORRIS CUMMINS REED, JR.

(Third Senatorial District — Counties: Carteret, Craven and
Pamlico. One Senator.)

Norris Cummins Reed, Jr., Democrat, of Craven County, rep-
resenting the Third Senatorial District, was born in Washington,
D. C, August 27, 1910. Son of Norris Cummins and Coronilla
(Seibert) Reed. Attended Central High School, Washington, D. C,
1925-1928; Columbus University, Washington, D. C; Columbus
University School of Law, LL.B., 1937. Lawyer. Member N. C.
Bar Assn.; Third Judicial District Bar Assn., past President;
Craven County Bar Assn., past President. Member Sudan Tem-



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pie, AAONMS, presently General Counsel; Scottish Rite Bodies;
Berne Masonic Lodge #724, AF & AM; New Bern Lodge #764
Elks; American Legion Post #24, New Bern, past Commander;
Forty and Eight, Grand Avocate, State of North Carolina. Judge,
Craven County Recorder's Court, 1962-1966. Sergeant, U. S.
Army, 1943-1944. State Senator in the General Assembly of 1969.
Christian. Married Gertrude Bryan Murrill, August 15, 1936.
One son, Norris C. Reed, IIL Address: Country Club Road, New
Bern, N. C.

WILLIAM PRESTON SAUNDERS

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

William Preston Saunders, Democrat, of Moore County, repre-
senting the Nineteenth Senatorial District, was born in Dallas,
N. C, October 28, 1897. Son of T. L. and Elizabeth (Gaston)
Saunders. Attended Plumtree Academy, Spruce Pine, N. C, 1914;
University of North Carolina, Class of 1921. Manufacturer (re-
tired). Mayor of Robbins, N. C, 1935-1950; member Robbins and
Aberdeen Precinct Committee, 1931-1961 ; Chairman Pindun Pre-
cinct, Southern Pines, N. C. Shriner (Oasis). Private, World
War L State Senator in the General Assembly of 1963 and 1969.
Member Council Lutheran Church, Burlington, N. C, 1924-1931.
Deacon and Elder Presbyterian Church, Hemp and Robbins, N. C,
1931-1950; Elder Presbyterian Church, Southern Pines, N. C,
since 1950. Married Elizabeth Yates Plonk of Kings Mountain,
October, 1923, deceased. Two daughters: Mrs. Ralph W. Barn-
hart, Raeford, N. C, and Mrs. R. O. Southwell, Kings Mountain,
N. C. Address: 910 East Massachusetts Avenue, Southern Pines,
N. C.

RALPH H. SCOTT

(Seventeenth Senate District — County: Alamance. One Sena-
tor.)

Ralph H. Scott, Democrat, of Alamance County, representing
the Seventeenth Senatorial District, was born near Haw River,



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N. C, December 12, 1903. Son of Robert Walter and Elizabeth
(Hug-hes) Scott. Attended Hawfields High School, 1916-1920;
North Carolina State College, B.S., 1924. President of Melville
Dairy, Inc. Member Optimist Club; Kiwanis Club, President 1942;
Chamber of Commerce, President 1944-1945; Merchants Associa-
tion; North Carolina Dairy Products Association, President 1947;
North Carolina Jersey Breeders Association, President, 1939;
President Alamance Dairy Foods; Vice President Alamance Broad-
casting Co.; Raleigh, Durham, Burlington Dairy Council, Presi-
dent, 1945-1946; Alamance County Tuberculosis Association, Pres-
ident, 1942, 1953 and 1954; North Carolina State Grange; North
Carolina Farm Bureau ; member Advisory Budget Commission,
1961-1964, 1967-1968, 1969- ; Chairman, Governor's Commission
on Mental Retardation. County Commissioner, 1944-1950. Mason;
member Burlington Moose Lodge; Bula Lodge No. 409, A.F. &
A.M.; Burlington BPO Elks No. 1633; Knights Templar; Royal
Arch Masons; Oasis Temple. State Senator in the General As-
sembly of 1951, 1953, 1955, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967 and 1969. Trus-
tee, Elon College, University of North Carolina. Member, State
Farmers Home Administration Advisory Committee. Received the
National Education Association's Dept. of Rural Education 1966
National Distinguished Legislative Service Award. Presbyterian;
Elder since 1950; Chairman Board of Deacons, 1938-1950; Mod-
erator of Orange Pi-esbytery, 1970. Married Hazeleene Tate, No-
vember 11, 1925. Children: Miram Scott Mayo, Tarboro, N.C.;
Ralph Henderson Scott, Jr., Route 1, Haw River, N. C; William
Clevenger Scott, Burlington, N. C. Address: Haw River, N. C.



WILLIAM W. STATON

(Thirteenth Senate District — Counties: Chatham, Harnett and
Lee. One Senator.)

William W. Staton, Democrat, of Lee County, representing
the Thirteenth Senatorial District, was born in Union County,
N. C, 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.



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degree, 1938; Wake Forest Law School, LL.B. degree, 1941; Uni-
versity of North Carolina, graduate study in law, 1946. Lawyer.
Member Lee County Bar Assn. ; Fourth Judicial District Bar
Assn., President, 1984-1965; State Bar Assn.; American Bar Assn.;
North Carolina State Bar. Attorney for City Board of Education,
1956-1968; County Attorney, Lee County, 1958-1960; Attorney for
Central Carolina Technical Institute, 1960-1968. City Attorney,
City of Sanford, 1962-1964. Member Lee County Democratic Ex-
ecutive Committee, 1948-1949; President Young Democratic Clubs
of North Carolina, 1951-1952; Democratic National Committee-
man for North Carolina, 1960-1964. Fast President, Chamber of
Commerce, City of Sanford; past President Sanford Executive
Club; past Pi'esident, United Fund of Lee County. Member State
Democratic Executive Committee, 1951-1952, 1960-1964; Board of
Trustees, Wake Forest University; Benevolent and Protective
Order of Elks; Royal Order of Moose. Entered U.S. Army as
private, 1942; served in European Theatre during three cam-
paigns; awarded Bronze Star for Valor, Ardennes Campaign, 1945;
discharged as Captain of Artillery 1946; Colonel, Judge Advocate
General's Corps, North Carolina Army National Guard, (retired).
Representative in the General Assembly of 1967. State Senator in
the General Assembly of 1969. Member First Baptist Church of
Sanford; member Board of Deacons; Teacher Men's Bible Class
for 17 years. Married Ellen Douglas Boone, June 28, 1947. Chil-
dren: William Wayne, Jr., age 21, and Allyn Moore Staton, age
18. Address: 636 Palmer Drive, Sanford, N. C.



THOMAS EDWARD STRICKLAND

(Ninth Senate District — County: Wayne. One Senator.)

Thomas Edward Strickland, Democrat, of Wayne County, rep-
resenting the Ninth Senatorial 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 Institute, 1947-1948; University of North Caro-
lina, A.B. degree in Political Science, 1952; Wake Forest Law
School, LL.B. degree, 1955. Lawyer. Member Wayne County Bar



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Association; North Carolina Bar Association; American Bar As-
sociation; American Trial Lawyers Association; American Ju-
dicature Society; Goldsboro Chamber of Commerce; Committee of
One Hundred; Saulston Grang-e; Farm Bureau; Harmony Lodge
No. 340, A.F. and A.M.; Independent Order of Odd Fellows;
Woodmen of the World. Chairman of New Hope Advisory Com-
mittee, 1963-19GG. Lieutenant, U. S. Marine Corps, 1955 through
1957. Representative in the General Assembly of 1967 and 1969.
Member General Statutes Commission, 1969-1971. Member State
Government Reorganization Committee; Criminal Code Revision
Committee; Pesticides Study Committee. Member Saulston United
Methodist Church; Lay Speaker; Chairman of the Official Board.
Married Shirley Lancaster, December 25, 1953. Children: Larry
Thomas, age 14, and Ruth Ann, age 11. Address: Route 2, Golds-
boro, N. C.

WILLIAM CLAIR TAYLOR

(Sixteenth Senate District — Counties: Caswell and Rockingham.
One Senator.)

William Clair Taylor, Democrat, of Caswell County, representing
the Sixteenth Senatorial District, was born in Caswell County,
North Carolina, October 23, 1901. Son of Nathaniel Jesse and
Ada Jane (Pinchback) Taylor. Attended Caswell County Public
Schools, 1907-1916 and Guilford College. Retired farmer; N. C.
State Employee with Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1949-1959, De-
partment of Agriculture, 1962-1966. Member Masonic Blue Lodge,
Caswell No. 11. Served in House of Representatives 1937, 1939 and
1949. Member New Hope Methodist Church; Steward, 1930-1945;
Trustee, 1945-1960; Sunday School Teacher, 1945-1970. Married
Florence Totten Foster, April 26, 1924. Children: Anne T. Daniel,
William Nathaniel Taylor and John Bradsher Taylor. Address:
Route 1, Yanceyville, N. C. 27379.

STEWART BETHUNE WARREN

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

Stewart Bethune Warren, Democrat, of Sampson County, rep-



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resenting the Tenth Senatorial District, was born in Newton
Grove, N. C, March 10, 1916. Son of John C. and Flora (Gran-
tham) Warren. Attended Newton Grove Elementary and High
School, 1922-1933; Campbell College, 1933-1934; University of
North Carolina, 1934-1937, A.B. degree; University of North
Carolina Law School, 1936-1939, LL.B. Lawyer. Member Amer-
ican Bar Association; North Carolina Bar Association and North
Carolina State Bar Association; Fourth Judicial District Bar As-
sociation; Sampson County Bar Association. Attorney for Samp-
son County, 1952-1960; Attorney for Sampson County Board of
Education since 1950. Clinton City Attorney since 1961. Chair-
man of Sampson County Democratic Executive Committee, 1946-
1960. Special Agent CIC and SIC (Staff Sergeant), 1942-1946.
Commander Daughtry-Butler Post No. 22, American Legion, Clin-
ton, N. C, 1949; member Board of Trustees, Fayetteville State
Teachers College. Methodist; member Official Board since 1952.
State Senator in the General Assembly of 1961, 1965 and 1969.
Married Lottie Faye West, June 28, 1947. Children: Betsy Faye
Warren and George Stewart Warren. Address: 407 East PoweU
Street, Clinton, N. C.



VERNON E. WHITE

(Fourth Senate District — Counties: Edgecombe, Halifax, Pitt
and Warren. Two Senators.)

Vernon E. White, Democrat, of Pitt County, representing the
Fourth Senatorial District, was born in Hertford County, April
27, 1906. Son of Charles Thomas and Emma Dale (Liverman)
White. Attended Aulander High School, Class of 1925; Wake
Forest University, B.S. degree 1929 and B.A. degree, 1931. Farm-
er. Principal and teacher, 1929-1940; County Supervisor, Farm-
er's Home Administration, 1941-1943; Chairman Board of Trustees
of Pitt Technical Institute; member Board of Trustees of Chowan
College; Chairman of Pitt County Planning Board; former mem-
ber and Treasurer of Pitt County Development Commission; form-
er member Pitt County Draft Board and Chairman for three years.
Member Pitt County Board of Commissioners, 1963-1966, Chair-
man, 1966. Member Ruritan Club; Kiwanis International; Loyal



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Order of Moose; President of Winterville Kiwanis Club in 1963.
Veteran of World War II. State Senator in the General Assembly
of 1969. Member Winterville Missionary Baptist Church Board
of Deacons for fourteen years and three times Chairman; Super-
intendent of Sunday School for fifteen years. Married Louise
Ange of Winterville, N. C, 1931. One son, Charles Vernon White.
Address: P. O. Box 41, Winterville, N. C.



GEORGE MATTHEW WOOD

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

George Matthew Wood, Democrat, of Camden County, rep-
resenting the First Senatorial District, was born in Camden,
N. C, April 30, 1926. Son of Freshwater Poole and Elsie (Grif-
fen) Wood. Attended Elizabeth City High School, 1938-1942;
Stanton Military Academy, 1942-1943; N. C. State College, B.S.,
in Agronomy, 1950. Farmer and grain dealer. Director, National
Grain and Feed Dealers Association. Member Carolinas-Virginia
Grain and Feed Dealers Association, past President; North Caro-
lina Feed Manufacturers Association; Advisory Board Chowan
College. Member of the Executive Committee of the Board of
Trustees of the University of North Carolina and member of
N. C. State Trustee Building Committee. Past President and
Chairman of the Board of N. C. State Alumni Association. Mem-
ber Gamma Sigman Delta "The Honor Society of Agriculture";
Phi Kappa Phi; Sigma Chi; Mason; Shrine; Charter President
Camden Lions Club. Selected "Young Farmer of the Year, 1960"
by Elizabeth City Jaycees for Camden, Currituck and Pasquotank
Counties. Representative in the General Assembly of 1963 and
1965. State Senator in the General Assembly of 1967 and 1969.
Presbyterian; Deacon, 1957; Elder, 1965. Married Winifred
Jones, August 12, 1950. Five children: Gail Griff en, George Mat-
thew, Jr., David Lloyd, Joann Jones and Robert Graham. Address:
Camden, N. C.



REPRESENTATIVES



PHILIP PITTMAN GODWIN

SPEAKER

(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,
1943; 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, and Co-Chairman, 1969-1971; member N. C. Tax Study
Commission, 1967-1968; Chairman of the Legislative Services Com-
mission, 1970; member of the State Government Reorganization
Study Commission, 1969-1970; member of the Executive Commit-
tee of the National Conference of State Legislative Leaders, 1969-
1970; member of the Governing Board, Southern Conference of the
Council of State Governments; served on the Special Committee to
Study the Reorganization of the Democratic Party; 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, 1965, 1967, and 1969. Was elected Speaker of the North
Carolina House of Representatives^ July 3, 1969. Baptist. Married
Anita Thomas Freeman, June 10, 1950. One son, Philip Pittman
Godwin, Jr., age 18. Address: Gatesville, N, C.

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IKE FRANKLIN ANDREWS



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

Ike Franklin Andrews, Democrat, of Chatham County, repre-
senting the Twentieth Representative District, was born in Bonlee,
Chatham County, N. C, September 2, 1925. Son of Archie Frank-
lin and Ina (Dunlap) Andrews. Attended Bonlee High School,
1931-1941; Fork Union Military Academy, Fork Union, Va., 1941-
1942; Mars Hill College, 1942-1943; University of North Carolina,
1946-1952, B.S. and LL.B. degrees. Lawyer. Member North Car-
olina State Bar; North Carolina Bar Association; American Bar
Association; District Bar Association Executive Committee, 1958-
1959; N. C. Bar Association Standing Committee on Legislation
and Law Reform; N. C. Judicial Council, 1959-1961. President
Junior Chamber of Commerce, member Board of Trustees, Uni-
versity of North Carolina since 1959 and member of the Executive
Committee since 1969; presently serving as Chairman of the Chan-
cellor Election Committee of the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill; Board of Directors, Siler City Chamber of Com-
merce; Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, Chatham
Hospital; Executive Committee Occoneechee Council, Boy Scouts
of America; Chairman Chatham District, Boy Scouts of America;
Chatham County Civil Defense; American Legion Oratorical Con-
test. Young Man of the Year, Siler City, 1958. Solicitor, Tenth-A
District, July 1961-December, 1962. Elected Poet Laureate of the
Senate, 1959. Field Artillery Forward Observer, United States
Army, 1943-1945, Master Sergeant; awarded Bronze Star and
Purple Heart, European Theatre, World War II. State Senator in
the General Assembly of 1959 ; Representative in the General As-
sembly of 1961, 1967 and 1969. Chairman, Board of Deacons,
First Baptist Church of Siler City. Married Jo Anne Johnson,
September 13, 1947. Two daughters: Alice Cecelia and Nina Pa-
tricia. Address: Siler City, N. C.

STANLEY GERALD ARNOLD

(Twenty-second House District — Counties: Harnett and Lee.
Two Representatives.)



Philip P. Godwin
Speaker



Andrews of Chatham
Arnold of Harnett
Auman of Moore



Baker of Duplin
Barbee of Nash
Barker of Craven



Beam of McDowell
Beard of Catawba

Beatty of Mecklenburg



Blake of Montgomery
Bostian of Alexander
Bright of Craven




Brown of Stanly
Brown of Wilkes

Bryan of Cumberland




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Stanley Gerald Arnold, Democrat, of Harnett County, repre-
senting? the Twenty-second Representative District, was born in
Harnett County, November 14, 1940. Son of Arlie Due and Delia
Gertrude (Blanchard) Arnold. Attended Harnett County Public
School (LaFayette), 1947-1958; Oak Ridge Military Institute, 1958-
1959; East Carolina College, 1963, A.B. degree; University of
North Carolina Law School, Chapel Hill, N. C, 1966. Lawyer.
Member Harnett Bar Assn., North Carolina Bar Assn., North
Carolina State Bar Assn. Received Distinguished Service Award,
Lillington, N. C, 1969; Outstanding Young Men of America, 1970
ed. Chairman, Harnett Democratic Executive Committee, 1968;
Attorney, Harnett County, 1968. Member Lillington Baptist
Church; Sunday School Teacher. Married Paula Sue Johnson,
Lillington, N. C, June 26, 1964. Children: Stanley Gerald Arnold,
Jr. and Lisa Dawn Arnold. Address: Box 38, Lillington, N. C.



TOFFIE CLYDE AUMAN

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

Toffie Clyde Auman, Democrat, of Moore County, representing
the Twenty-eighth Representative District, was born in Jackson
Springs, N. C, March 11, 1909. Son of Claude and Lillie Cathe-
rine (Graham) Auman. Attended Jackson Springs High School;
North Carolina State University. Farmer. Member N. C. Farm
Bureau, former Director; President National Peach Council, 1965-
1966; member Horticulture Committee, American Farm Bureau,
1956-1962; President, Sandhill Production Credit Assn., 1967-1969;
President North Carolina Peach Grower's Society, 1960-1963;
past Director, N. C. Farm Bureau Insurance Company; past
Director and President, N. C. State University Agricultural Foun-
dation. Advisor to Dean of Agriculture, N. C. State University;
past Director N. C. State University Alumni Assn.; West End
School Committee, 1948-1964. Received Gamma Sigma Delta Award
from N. C. State University for contributions to agriculture.
Member N. C. Board of Juvenile Correction, 1950-1966; N. C.
Committee for Better Schools, 1958; Director, N. C. Mental Healtii



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Association, 1970; Director, N. C. Railroad, 1949-1950. Represen-
tative in the General Assembly of 1965, 1967 and 1969. Presby-
terian; Elder; Commissioner to General Assembly, 1955; Vice
President, Synod's Men's Council, 1959; President, Men of the
Church, Fayetteville Presbytery. President, Moore Friends of the
Library, 1969. Married Sally Watts, August 7, 1936. Children:
Clyde Watts, Robert M., Nancy (Mrs. Charles Cunningham), and
Laura Graham, Student, U.N.C.-G. Address: Route 1, West End,
N. C.



THOMAS JAMES BAKER

(Eleventh House District — County: Duplin. One Representa-
tive.)

Thomas James Baker, Democrat, of Duplin County, Represent-
ing the Eleventh Representative District, was born in Wallace,
N. C, October 9, 1920. Son of William B. (dec'd) and Harriett
(Southerland) Baker. Attended Wallace High School, graduated,
1938; Kings Business College, Raleigh, N. C, 1939. Oil distribut-
or. President E & B Oil Company, Inc., Wallace, N. C. Served as
Director, Duplin Industrial Commission; Wallace Sewing Com-
pany; Wallace Development Corp. Past President, Duplin Munici-
pal Assn.; Director Tuscarora Council Boy Scouts of America;
Director of First National Bank of ENC, Wallace, N. C. Member
Lions Club; Wallace Masonic Lodge No. 595, past Master; Sudan
Temple, A.A. O. N. M. S., New Bern, N. C. Chaplain, Duplin
Shrine Club. Named "Man of the Year" for Wallace-Rose Hill
Community by English-Brown Post, No. 9161, Veterans of Foreign
Wars, 1969. Served 13 years as Town Commissioner, Town of
Wallace, 1945-1966. Mayor, Town of Wallace, 1966-1970. Member
Wallace Baptist Church; Teacher, Men's Sunday School Class;
Deacon; member Finance Committee. Married Dorothy Edgerton,
October 18, 1947. Two daughters: Dorothy Sue and Laura Faye.
Address: i;06 East Cliff Street, Wallace, N. C. 28466.



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ALLEN CROMWELL BARBEE

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

Allen Cromwell Barbee, Democrat, of Nash County, representing
the Fourteenth Representative District, was born in Spring Hope,
N. C, December 18, 1910. Son of John Lucian and Debbie Lena
(Vester) Barbee. Attended Durham High School, Spring Hope
High School, University of North Carolina, Class of 1935. Farmer,
hotel operator and sales executive. Former publisher, owner and
editor of Spring Hope Enterprise. Director, Peoples Bank &
Trust Co., Rocky Mount, N. C. Mason; Shriner; Elk. Member
Spring Hope Board of Town Commissioners, 1949-1951; Mayor,
Spring Hope, 1951-1959. Who's Who in the South and Southwest.
Served in World War II, 1942-1946, European Theatre; discharged
as Captain, 1946. Representative in the General Assembly of
1961, 1963, 1965, 1967 and 1969. Methodist; member Official Board;
Chairman of Board, 1948 and 1957; Charge Lay Leader, 1957-
1960. Married Mabel McClellan Dixon, March 7, 1942. Children:
Rebecca Barnes Barbee, age 17 and Allen Cromwell Barbee, II,
age 14. Address: Spring Hope, N. C.



CHRISTOPHER SYLVANUS BARKER, JR.

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

Christopher Sylvanus Barker, Jr., Democrat, of Craven County,
representing the Third Representative District, was born in Tren-
ton, N. C, September 7, 1911. Son of Dr. Christopher Sylvanus
Barker and Ruth Jane (Henderson) Barker. Attended New Bern



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