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High School, Class of 1928; United States Naval Academy, 1933.
Bachelor of Science; Northwestern University, summer, 1946.
Registered Securities Representative. Associate Professor of Naval
Science, Princeton University, 1945-1948; Professor of Naval
Science, University of South Carolina, 1954-1957. Vice Chairman
of New Bern USO; member and past President (1964-1965) of
New Bern Civitan Club; member, Director and past President
(1965-1966) of the Craven Society for Mentally Retarded Children;

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Vice Chairman, Craven County's Veterans Council; member and Di-
rector, (1962-1964, 1970- ) New Bern Craven County Chamber of
Commerce; Chairman of the Board of Directors,. Craven Unit of
the Neuse Development Association, 1964-1966; Treasurer of the
Coastal Carolina Council, Navy League of the United States, 1966-
1971 32nd Mason, Shriner; Elk; Moose; American Legion; Vet-
erans of Foreign Wars. Representative in the General Assembly of
1969. Rear Admiral, U. S. Navy, 1928-1959; awarded "Legion of
Merit" and "Bronze Star" during World War H. Methodist, mem-
ber of Official Board, 1963-1966. Married Jean Kouwenhoven, De-
cember 30, 1949. Children: Christopher Sylvanus, III, Marie-Anne
and Gary Cornelius. Address: 3911 Trent Pines Drive, New Bern,
N. C. 28560.


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

Hugh Fernley Beam, Democrat, of McDowell County, repre-
senting the Forty-fifth Representative District, was born in Lin-
coln County. Son of Dorus P. and Ocie (Bess) Beam. Attended
Piedmont High School, 1924; Lenoir Rhyne College, A.B. degree,
1928; Wake Forest University, 1932. Lawyer. Member McDowell
County Bar Association and N. C. Bar Association. Teacher,
Coach, Principal and Superintendent in Marion City Schools for
40 years, Superintendent, 1936-1967. Representative in the General
Assembly of 1969. Carolina State Executive Committee represent-
ing McDowell County for 12 years. Presbyterian; Deacon; Teacher
of Men's Bible Class since 1929. Married Louise Taylor. Children:
Hugh Fernley, Jr. and Donald Edward. Address: 204 Crescent
Drive, Marion, N. C. 28752.


(Fortieth House District — County: Catawba. Two Representa-

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Robert Quincy Beard, Republican, of Catawba County, repre-
senting the Fortieth Representative District, was born in Iredell
County, December 7, 1929. Son of Robert Ezekial and Nola Jane
(Hoover) Beard. Attended Thomas A. Edison, Miami, Florida,
1943; Celeste Henkel, Iredell County, 1944-1947; Statesville High,
1948; Lenoir Rhyne, A.B. cum laude, 1955; Lutheran Theological
Southern Seminary, Columbia, S. C, 1958, Bachelor of Divinity.
Lutheran Minister, ordained, 1958. Member Catawba Valley Lu-
theran Ministers Association; Eastern Catawba County Ministerial
Association ; Catawba Valley Marine Corps Association. Startown
Lions Club. Representative in the General Assembly of 1969.
Served in U. S. Marine Corps, staflF Sergeant, 1948-1952. Former
pastorates: Grace Lutheran Church, Liberty, and Faith Lutheran
Church, Conover. Pastor St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Startown)
since 1963. Lutheran Synodical delegate to North Carolina Council
of Churches, 1970-71. Married Carrie Felicity Stewart, August 12,
1950. Children: Kathryn Ann, born August 21, 1952, Janet Lynne,
born February 22, 1955 and Mary Faith, born June 1, 1963. Ad-
dress: Route 3, Box 416, Newton, N. C. 28658.


(Thirty-sixth House District — County: Mecklenburg. Seven
Representatives. )

James Tully (Jim) Beatty, Democrat, of Mecklenburg County,
representing the Thirty-sixth Representative District, was born in
New York City, N. Y., October 28, 1934. Son of Henry E. and
Mary E. (Guccione) Beatty. Attended Public School and Central
High School, Charlotte, N. C, graduating in 1953; University of
North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N. C, 1957, A.B. in English. Vice
President, Harmon Products Co., Gastonia, N. C. United States
Olympic Committee; Mecklenburg Jaycees. First man in history
to run an indoor mile under four minutes ; winner in 1962 of Sul-
livan Award as America's Amateur Athlete of Year; named one
of America's ten Outstanding Young Men of Year, 1962, by U. S.
Jaycees; charter member of N. C. Sports Hall of Fame, 1963.
Served in U. S. Army, (PFC), 1957-1958 (six months active
duty.) Representative in the General Assembly of 1967 and 1969.

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Member St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Charlotte, N. C. Married
Barbara Ann Harmon, February 20, 1960. One son, James TuUy
Beatty, Jr. and one daughter, Mary Kathleen Beatty. Address:
3716 Rhodes Avenue, Charlotte, N. C. 28210.


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

Colon Elwood Blake, Republican, of Montgomery County, repre-
senting the Twenty-seventh Representative District, was born in
Candor, N. C, April 19, 1924. Son of Allen J. and Anne (Sasser)
Blake. Attended Candor High School, 1943. Owner Blake's Motel
and Restaurant. Member Candor Lions Club; Southern Pines
Elks Club; Montgomery County Club. Served in U. S. Army, 1943-
1946, Sgt. T/4. Representatives in the General Assembly of 1967
and 1969. Presbyterian; past Superintendent; Deacon for ten
years. Married Inez Allen, June 7, 1947. Four sons: Jimmy, 22;
Tommy, 20; Gary, 15; Greg, 10. Address: Box 157, Candor, N. C.


(Forty-second House District — Counties: Alexander, Burke,
and Caldwell. Three Representatives.)

Teral Thomas Bostian, Republican, of Alexander County, rep-
resenting the Forty-second Representative District, was born in
Taylorsville, N. C. Son of Charles L. and Binna (Ingram) Bos-
tian. Attended Alexander County Schools, 1910-1922. Retired
from furniture manufacturing and farming. Director and mem-
ber of Whittenburg Fire Dept. Representative in the General As-
sembly of 1969. Member Friendship Lutheran Church; Treasurer
of Building Fund since 1950. Married Exie Mae Bowman (de-
ceased). One daughter, Nina Mae Bostian Windsor. Now married
to Bertha Hefner Bostian. Address: R.F.D. #1, Box 429, Tay-
lorsville, N. C. 28681.

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

Joseph Leonard Bright, Democrat, of Craven County, Repre-
senting the Third Representative District, was born in Vanceboro,
N. C, January 6, 1925. Son of George Clifton and Pauline (Hill)
Bright. Attended Farm Life School, 1931-1942; Merchant Marine
Academy, California; Kings Business College, 1949. Automobile
dealer and farmer. Member Masonic Order and Sudan Shrine.
Served in Merchant Marines, 1943-1946. Member Vanceboro Meth-
odist Church. Married Rachel C. Allcox, May 17, 1947. Children:
Joe, Jr. (killed in automobile accident, Nov. 29, 1969) and George
Clifton. Address: Rt. 2, Vanceboro, N. C.


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

John Walter Brown, Republican, of Wilkes County, representing
the Thirty-eighth Representative District, was born in Wilkes
County, September 12, 1918. Son of James Walter and Nora Mervin
(Blackburn) Brown. Attended Traphill High School, 1932-1936;
Virginia Trade School, Roanoke, Virginia, 1940; Appalachian State,
one quarter, 1937. Supervisor in Technical Engineering, Chatham
Manufacturing Company ; poultry and beef cattle farming. Member
Woodmen of the World and Little Mountain Grange. Served in
World War II, 1944-1946, Private in Army Engineer Corps. Mem-
ber Charity United Methodist Church; member Official Board,
Church School Superintendent and Teacher Young Adult Class.
Married Mary Ruth Hanks, September 14, 1941. Two daughters,
Mrs. Michael L. (Betty Ruth) Morenstein, Los Angeles, California,
and Mrs. Joseph T. (Johnsie Charles) Brown, Elkin, N. C. Address:
Rt. 2, Box 84-A, Elkin, N. C. 28621.

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(Thirty-second House District — County: Stanly. One Represent-

Richard Lane Brown, III, Democrat, of Stanly County, repre-
senting the Thirty-second Representative District, was born in
Albemarle, N. C, October 3, 1940. Son of Richard L., Jr. and Char-
lotte (Palmer) Brown. Attended Albemarle City Schools, 1946-
1959; Graduate, Albemarle Senior High School, 1959; University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S. in Business Administration,
1963; University of North Carolina School of Law, LL.B., 1965;
New York University Law School, New York, graduate Tax Pro-
gram, 1966. Lawyer. Partner, firm of Brown, Brown & Brown, At-
torneys, Albemarle, N. C. Member Stanly County Bar Assn. ;
North Carolina Bar Assn. ; North Carolina State Bar Assn. ; Ameri-
can Bar Assn.; 20th Judicial District (N. C.) Bar Assn. Associate,
Interstate Commerce Commission Practitioners; member Albemarle
Board of Realtors; Stanly County Law Enforcement Officers Assn.;
Albemarle-Stanly County Chamber of Commerce, Director and
Vice President, 1969-1971. Member Estate Planning Committee,
Campbell College, 1970; Albemarle Junior Chamber of Commerce
(Jaycees) ; Director, Albemarle Jaycees, 1968-1970; Director, Stan-
ly County Combined Charities, Inc., 1970; Director Stanly County
Cancer Society, 1969. Member Sigma Nu Fraternity; Phi Alpha
Delta Law Fraternity; Stanly County Young Democratic Club;
Albemarle Rotary Club. President UNC YDC, Chapel Hill, 1963-
1964; Secretary, North Carolina Young Democratic Clubs, 1962-
1963. Member First Lutheran Church, Albemarle, N. C. ; Teacher,
Men's Bible Class, 1968. Married Janet Wales, August 13, 1966.
Home address: Route 2, Norwood, N. C. 28128; Office address: Box
400, Albemarle, N. C. 28001.


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

Norwood E. Bryan, Jr., Democrat, of Cumberland County, rep-
resenting the Twenty-third Representative District, was born in

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Fayetteville, N. C, January 10, 1935. Son of Norwood E. and
Pearl (Russ) Bryan. Attended University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill, 1956, A.B. degree; Yale University Law School,
1963, LL.B. degree. Representative in the General Assembly of
1967 and 1969. Lieutenant in United States Naval Reserve, 1956-
1960. Married Barbara Hauser, May 20, 1967. One son, N. Eason
Bryan, III, born July 10, 1970. Address: P. O. Box 24, Fayette-
ville, N. C. 28302.


(Forty-first House District — Counties: Gaston and Lincoln. Four
Representatives. )

David Webster Bumgardner, Jr., Democrat, of Gaston County
representing the Forty-first Representative District, was born in
Belmont, N. C, November 2, 1921. Son of David Webster and
Winnifred (Ballard) Bumgardner. Attended Belmont Public
Schools, 1927-1938; Belmont Abbey College, 1939-1940; Gupton-
Jones College of Mortuary Science, Nashville, Tenn., graduated,
1942. Mortician. President & Treasurer, Bumgardner Funeral
Home, Inc. Director, Belmont Savings and Loan. Member N. C.
Funeral Directors Assn.; National Funeral Directors Assn.; Board
of Directors, Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards of
the United States, 1952-1956, served as President, 1955-1956; N. C.
State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, 1950-1955, served
as President, 1954-1955. Received Distinguished Service Award
from Dallas Institute-Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science,
1954. Member Masons, Belmont Lodge No. 627; Gastonia York Rite
Masonic Orders; Shrine, Oasis Temple, Royal Order of Jesters;
Elks, Gastonia Lodge No. 1634. Past President of Belmont Kiwanis
Club, Past Lieutenant Governor of Division Two, Carolinas Kiwanis
District (1966). Appointed to original Planning and Zoning Board
of Belmont, N. C; past President, Belmont Chamber of Com-
merce; Past President, Belmont United Fund, Inc. Named 1967
"Man of the Year" by Belmont Chamber of Commerce. Chairman
of Commission for the Study of the Local and Ad Valorem Tax
Structure of N. C, 1970. Served in U. S. Army, 1942-1945; Euro-
pean-African Theater, 1943-1945; U. S. Army Reserve, 1949-1955;

Bumgardner of Gaston
Bundy of Pitt
Burrus of Dare

Campbell of Mecklenbursr
Chase of Wayne
Clark of Union

Cobb of Mecklenburg
Collins of Alleghany

Culpepper of Pasquotank

Davis of Forsyth

DeBruhl of Buncombe
Eagles of Edgecombe


Everett of Martin
Falls of Cleveland
Farmer of Forsyth


Farmer of Wake
Fenner of Nash

Foley of Mecklenburg

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N. C. National Guard since 1955; Major, 1st Battalion, 113th Ar-
tillery. Representative in the General Assembly of 1967 and 1969.
Member First Baptist Church, Belmont; Deacon; Church Parlia-
mentarian; formerly served as Chairman Finance Committee; as
Department Superintendent in Sunday School and on Building
Committee. Married Sara Margaret Jones, August 14, 1948. Chil-
dren: Sharon Inez, age 20, and Sandra Jo, age 10. Address: 209
Peachtree Street, Belmont, N. C.


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

Samuel David Bundy, Democrat, of Pitt County, representing
the Eighth Representative District, was born in Farmville, N. C,
July 19, 1906. Son of James Turner and Huldah Jane (Gay)
Bundy. Attended Farmville High School, 1919-1923; Duke Uni-
versity, A.B. degree, 1927; East Carolina University, M.A. degree,
1948. Retired School Principal and Farmer. Member Phi Delta
Kappa Fraternity; North Carolina Association of Educators. Prin-
cipal of schools in Duplin, Edgecombe and Martin Counties ; worked
for Federal Government, 1943-1944; Secretary, Farmville Chamber
of Commerce and Tobacco Board of Trade, 1946-1947. Principal,
Farmville Public Schools, 1947-1965; Principal, Sam D. Bundy
School since 1965. Member Farmville Masonic Lodge 617 of Ancient
and Accepted Masonry; Scottish Rite Bodies, 32nd degree; Ancient
Order of the Shrine; member Sudan Temple. Past Master, Tarboro
Masonic Lodge, 1942; past Master, Farmville, N. C. Masonic
Lodge, 1950; District Deputy Grand Master, 5th Masonic District
in North Carolina, 1951-1954; Grand Orator of Grand Lodge of
Masons in North Carolina, 1961-1962. Past President, Tarboro,
N. C. Kiwanis Club, 1941 ; past District Governor Carolina Kiwanis
District, 1945; Chairman, Kiwanis International Committee
Achievement Reports, 1946; Chief Sergeant-at-Arms, Kiwanis Con-
vention in Chicago, 1947; member Carolinas Kiwanis District Key
Club Committee, 1953-1963. President, Pitt County Unit N.C.E.A.,
1951-1952; President, Northeastern District N.C.E.A., 1952-1953.
Served as rotating panel member of Carolina Today Morning Show

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on WNCT-TV, Greenville, N. C. Member Christian Church (Dis-
ciples of Christ) ; Teacher, Men's Class, Farmville Christian Sun-
day School since 1954; Superintendent, Farmville Christian Sun-
day School, 1946-1953; Elder and member Church Board; Presi-
dent, North Carolina Christian Men's Fellowship, 1950-1951, 1955-
1956; President, State Convention, Disciples of Christ, 1954. Mar-
ried Bettie Elizabeth Spencer of Seaboard, N. C. Two sons, Sam D.
Bundy, Jr., Asst. Director of Text Books, Raleigh, N. C, and James
Henry Bundy, Associate Registrar, N. C. State University, Ra-
leigh, N. C. Address: 110 Grimmersburg Street, Farmville, N. C.


(Second House District — Counties: Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Tyrrell
and Washington. Two Representatives.)

Archie Burrus, Democrat, of Dare County, representing the
Second Representative District, was born in Hatteras, N. C, April
25, 1920. Son of Roscoe and Annie Isadora Burrus. Attended
Hatteras Elementary School, 1926-1933; Hatteras High School,
1933-1937; U. S. Naval Training Course, V-12, General Business
and Bookkeeping, (Disbursing); College of the Albemarle, 1965;
Tourist Industry Service Institute. Motel and restaurant business.
Member N. C. Motel Assn., Raleigh, N. C; Travel Council of
North Carolina; Quality Courts Motels, Inc., Daytona Beach, Fla.
Member Manteo Lodge No. 521, AF & AM; Sudan Temple, New
Bern, N. C; Roanoke Island Chapter No. 79, Order of Eastern
Star, Manteo, N. C. Past President Rotary Club; past President
Fort Raleigh No. 26, American Legion ; past Chairman and Direc-
tor, Dare County Tourist Bureau; former member. Nags Head
Town Council. Representative in the General Assembly, Extra Ses-
sion of 1965 and 1966, and Regular Session of 1967 and 1969.
Served in U. S. Navy, 1942-1946 (Chief Storekeeper Disbursing).
Member Mount Olive Methodist Church, Manteo, N. C; Treasurer,
fifteen years; Board of Stewards and Finance; Board of Trustees;
President, Methodist Men's Club. Married Lina Esta Oden, August
29, 1940. One son: Archie Douglas Burrus, age 19. Address:
Mother Vineyard Road, P. 0. Box 186, Manteo, N. C.

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(Thirty-sixth House District — County: Mecklenburg. Seven
Representatives. )

Hugh Brown Campbell, Jr., Democrat, of Mecklenburg County,
representing the Thirty-sixth Representative District, was born
in Charlotte, N. C, February 19, 1937. Son of Hugh B. and
Thelma Louise (Welles) Campbell. Attended Charlotte Public
Schools, 1943-1955; Davidson College, A.B., 1959; Harvard Law
School, J.D., 1962. Lawyer. Member of N. C. Bar Association and
American Bar Association. Representative in the General Assembly
of 1969. Active duty with U. S. Army, 1962-1964, 1st Lieutenant;
presently in U. S. Army Reserve. Member St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, Charlotte, N. C. Married Mary Irving Carlyle, November
3, 1962. Two sons, Hugh B. Campbell, III and Irving Carlyle Camp-
bell. Address: 1428 Scotland Avenue, Charlotte, N. C.


(Tenth House District — County: Wayne. Two Representatives.)

Nancy Winbon Chase, Democrat, of Wayne County, representing
the Tenth Representative District, was born in Fremont, N. C,
October 12, 1903. Daughter of Robert Edward and Kate (Davis)
Winbon. Attended Fremont High School, 1910-1921. Housewife.
Vice-Chairman Eureka Precinct, 1960, 1961; Co-Chairman Wayne
County Democratic Campaign, 1960; Chairman North Carolina
Farm Bureau. Women's Committee, 1955-1961; North Carolina
Farm Bureau, Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award, 1956;
Member Board of Trustees Wayne Community College; Wayne
County "Woman of the Year," 1956; member Goldsboro area
Chamber of Commerce; honorary member Future Homemakers of
America; included in 1965 edition of International Biography; re-
ceived 1965 Progressive Farmer Award for Rural Woman of the
Year in the South. Serving on Legislative Commission to Study
Education and Employment of Women, Vice Chairman of Com-
mission; serving on Legislative Study Commission — commission
to study the emotional child. Sub Committee of Legislative Re-

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search, Committee to make recommendations on awarding degrees
in Trade School. Governor's Study Committee on Architectural
Barriers — a committee appointed by the N. C. Education Associa-
tion on "Educational Barriers". Treasurer North Carolina Council
of Women's Organizations, 1959-1961. Vice Chairman, 1957-1959.
Member Mental Health Commission. Past member Governor's State
Traffic Safety Council; Eureka School Board, 1959, 1960; Charles
B. Aycock School Board, 1960-1962; State Welfare Study Commis-
sion, 1961, 1962; State Tobacco Advisory Committee, 1966; Wayne
County Extension Advisory Committee, 1964. Democratic "Woman
of the Year", Wayne County and Third District, 1962; "Tar Heel
of the Week" in The New^s and Observer August 12, 1962. Repre-
sentative in the General Assembly of 1963, 1965, 1967 and 1969.
Honorary member Delta Kappa Gamma, 1963, (teachers' organi-
zation), member Beta Sigma Phi (social and cultural organiza-
tion), also honorary international members; included in 1962 edi-
tion of "North Carolina Lives— The Tar Heel Who's Who"; in-
cluded in 1964 edition of "Who's Who of American Women". Mem-
ber of N. C. Mental Health Association; Board of Branch Bank-
ing and Trust Company; N. C. Land Use Planning Congress;
Wayne County Symphony Board, 1967- ; Wayne County Civic Af-
fairs Committee; Business and Professional Women's Club and
also Chairman of Legislative Committee of the Club; member of
the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association; received
Community Service Award in 1963 given by Eureka Ruritan Club.
Methodist; President Woman's Society of Christian Service; Dis-
trict Treasurer, New Bern District, 1946-1948; District President,
New Bern District, 1949-1953; Charge Treasurer, 1959-1960; Hon-
orary Life Patron, 1952, Life Member, 1944 Award. Teacher Adult
Sunday School since 1947; Treasurer Eureka Church, 1959-1968;
member Board of Stewards, 1959-. Married John B. Chase, Jan-
uary 27, 1922 (now deceased). Children: John B., Jr. and Thomas
E. Chase (now deceased). Address: Box 226, Eureka, N. C.


(Thirty-third House District — Counties: Anson and Union. Two

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Richard Schuyler Clark, Democrat, of Union County, repre-
senting the Thirty-third Representative District, was born in
Wadesboro, Anson County, N. C, February 12, 1927. Son of H. G.,
Sr. and Ruby Lee (Hardy) Clark. Attended Polkton School, 1933;
Wadesboro Public Schools, 1933-1945; Pfeiffer College, 1946-1947;
Wake Forest College, 1947-1948; Wake Forest Law School, 1948-
1951, LL.B. Lawyer. Member American, N. C. and Union County
Bar Assns. U. S. Navy, 1945-1946. Representative in the General
Assembly of 1967 and 1969. Episcopalian. Married Margaret
Gerock, June 14, 1953. Children: Connie, Nancy, Mary Margaret
and Elizabeth Ann. Address: 702 Kintyre Drive, Monroe, N. C.


(Thirty-sixth District — County: Mecklenburg. Seven Represent-

Laurence Arthur Cobb, Republican, of Mecklenburg County, rep-
resenting the Thirty-sixth Representative District, was born in
Teaneck, New Jersey, May 20, 1933. Son of Gardiner and Georgette
(Robedee) Cobb. Attended Freeport High School, Freeport, N. Y.>
1947-1951; Rutgers University, 1951-1952; University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1952-1955, B.S. in Business Administra-
tion (Banking & Finance) ; Washburn University Schol of Law,
1955-1957; University of North Carolina School of Law, 1957-1958,
Juris Doctor with Honors. Lawyer. Member 26th Judicial District
Bar; North Carolina State Bar; North Carolina Bar and Ameri-
can Bar Associations; Commercial Law League of America; Char-
lotte Chamber of Commerce. Member Chi Psi Fraternity; Phi Alpha
Delta, Legal Fraternity; Director, Alpha Sigma of Chi Psi, 1964;
member Lions International; Charlotte Southern Lions, Director,
1969. Author of two Law Review articles, published while in Law
School. President, Kidney Foundation of Mecklenburg County,
1969-1970, Director, 1969; Director, Mecklenburg Unit, American
Cancer Society, 1969. Served in U. S. Air Force, active duty, 1959-
1962; in Reserve since 1962. Member Christ Episcopal Church.
Married Edna Faye Pugh, January 30, 1960. Children: Laura
Georgette and Glenn Laurence. Address: 158 McAlway Road, Char-
lotte, N. C. 28211.

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(Thirty-seventh House District — Counties: Alleghany, Ashe,
Stokes, Surry. Three Representatives.)

Porter Claude Collins, Jr., Democrat, of Alleghany County, rep-
resenting the Thirty-seventh Representative District, was born in
Alleghany County, N. C, July 1, 1928. Son of Porter Claude and
Nannie (Billings) Collins. Attended Glade Valley High School and
has attended two insurance courses conducted at the University
of N. C. at Chapel Hill, N. C. Owner of general insurance agency,
and livestock farmer. Member of Independent Insurance Agents of
North Carolina. Director of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Cor-
poration ; member of the New River Development Corp. ; former
Trustee of the Northwestern Regional Library; past Chairman
Laurel Springs School Committee, 1958-1963 ; past Chairman
Laurel Springs Community Club, 1956-1962. Served as Member of
Executive Committee of New River Mental Health Association for
Alleghany, Ashe and Watauga Counties; Alleghany County Board
of County Commissioners. Alleghany County Tax Supervisor. Rep-
resentative in the General Assembly of 1967 and 1969. Member
Sparta Masonic Lodge No. 423, past Master; York Rite Masons;
Oasis Shrine, Grange, "Grange Deputy of the Year" for 1962; past
Deputy North Carolina State Grange, 1956-1965; past Master

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