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Alleghany Pomona Grange, 1957-1963. Member Sparta Methodist
Church; Steward; Treasurer of Building Fund; member of Of-
ficial Board. Served as member of the N. C. State Parks and For-
ests Study Commission, which was created by the 1967 General
Assembly. Appointed member of Governor Scott's Advisory Com-
mittee Studying the Feasibility of Establishing a Veterinary School
of Medicine in N. C. Married Annie Blanche Pugh, June 10, 1947.
Two daughters, Linda and Susan. Address: P. O. Box 5, Laurel
Springs, N. C. 28644.



WILLIAM THOMAS CULPEPPER, JR.

(First House District — Counties: Camden, Chowan, Currituck,
Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans. Two Representatives.)

William Thomas Culpepper, Jr., Democrat, of Pasquotank Coun-



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ty, representing the First Representative District, was born in
Elizabeth City, N. C, July 9, 1916. Son of William Thomas and
Alice (Butler) Culpepper. Attended Elizabeth City Graded and
High Schools; North Carolina State, 1933-1935; Strayer Business
College, 1935-1937. Merchant. President, Culpepper Hardware Co.,
Inc. Member, Board of Directors, N. C. Merchants Association;
past President, Elizabeth City Chamber of Commerce; past Presi-
dent, Elizabeth City Boys Club; past President, Elizabeth City
High School P.T.A.; Chairman, Pasquotank County Planning
Board; President Avon Fishing Pier, Hatteras Island; Secretary-
Treasurer, Wright and Culpepper, Inc.; Vice Pi-esident, Albemarle
Industries, Inc. Member Masons; Shrine, Sudan Temple; B.P.O.
Elks; Red Men; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Corporal, U. S. Army,
1943-1946. Representative in the General Assembly of 1967 and
1969 Baptist. Married Shirley Perry, February 23, 1946. Children:
W. T. Culpepper, III; Sandra; Cliff and Lynn. Address: 1705
Parkview Drive, Elizabeth City, N. C.



E. LAWRENCE DAVIS

(Thirtieth House District — County: Forsyth, Five Represent-
atives.)

E. Lawrence Davis, Democrat, of Forsyth County, representing
the Thirtieth Representative District, was born in Winston-Salem,
N. C, December 30, 1937. Son of Elbert L., Jr. and Eleanor Mul-
lins (Layfield) Davis. Attended R. J. Reynolds High School, 1951-
1956; Princeton University, A.B. degree, 1960; Duke Law School,
LL.B., 1963; George Washington University, M.B.A., 1966. Lawyer.
Partner in firm of Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice, Winston-
Salem, N. C. Member Forsyth County, North Carolina, and Ameri-
can Bar Associations. Served in U. S. Army, 1963-1965; Captain.
Member Knollwood Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N. C. Mar-
ried Alexandra (Sandra) Fortune Holderness, August 25, 1962.
Children: Alexandra, Bert, Lucinda and Pamela. Address: 321 Ban-
bury Road, Winston-Salem, N. C. 27104.



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CLAUDE DeBRUHL

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

Claude DeBruhl, Democrat, of Buncombe County, representing
the Forty-fifth Representative District, was born in Buncombe
County, January 5, 1915. Son of William LeRoy and Levasta
(Reece) DeBruhl. Attended Buncombe County Schools; Woodfin
High School; Asheville Biltmore College; Lenoir-Rhyne College;
Love Law School, Asheville, N. C; graduated from "The An-
napolis of the Air" at Pensacola, Fla. as naval officer, and grad-
uate of the Appraisal School, University of Georgia. Farmer, pub-
lisher and builder. Selected "Home Builder of the Year" for Western
North Carolina, 1967 ; President, WNC Home Builders Assn., 1969-
1970. Representative in the General Assembly of 1969. Awarded
plaque for "Outstanding Services Rendered" to Disabled Ameri-
can Veterans in 1965, 1966, 1967. Past Commander, West Ashe-
ville American Legion. Member Asheville, State and National
Boards of Realtors; Chamber of Commerce; West Asheville Busi-
ness Assn. 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason; member Blackmer
Masonic Lodge No. 170, Oasis Temple and Asheville Consistory,
A&ASR. Member Montmorenci Methodist Church. Married Re-
vonda Miller, April 13, 1940. Two sons, Lt. Claude Michael, U. S.
Air Force, Bentwaters, England, and Spec. 2nd Class, William
Patrick, Patuxant River Naval Base, Maryland. Address: Route
No. 1, Box 480, Candler, N. C.



LARRY P. EAGLES

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

Larry P. Eagles, Democrat, of Edgecombe County, representing
the Fourteenth Representative District, was born in Fountain,
N. C, December 18, 1909. Son of Fitzhugh Lee and Kippie (Yelver-
ton) Eagles. Attended Pitt County Schools (Fountain) ; Mars Hill
(High School), 1927; Wake Forest University, B.A., 1932. Presi-
dent, State Life and Health Insurance Co. Member Executive Com-



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mittee, N. C. Life Insurance Association; N. C. Insurance Ad-
visory Board since 1964; Chairman Tarboro Zoninj^' Board of Ad-
justment (18 years). Reading Clerk of North Carolina State Sen-
ate, 1935. Member Tarboro Rotary Club, President, 1958; Loyal
Order of Moose; American Legion. Master Sergeant, U. S. Army,
1942-1945, served in South Pacific Theater. Missionary Baptist;
Teacher of Men's Bible Class 15 years. Two children, Becky and
Brenda. Address : Tarboro, N. C.



JAMES ALPHONSO EVERETT, JR.

(Seventh House District — Counties: Halifax and Martin. Two
Representatives. )

James Alphonso Everett, Jr., Democrat, of Martin County,
representing the Seventh Representative District, was born in
Martin County, January 12, 1922. Son of James Alphonso and
Minnie Elizabeth (Whichard) Everett. Attended Oak Ridge Mili-
tary Institute, 1939-1940; North Carolina State University for two
years. Farmer. Member Farm Bureau; Masons, Scotland Neck
Lodge No. 689, Master, 1963; Eastern Star Chapter, No. 304;
American Legion, Technical Sergeant, 1944-1946. Representative
in the General Assembly of 1967 and 1969. Member Trinity Epis-
copal Church. Married Martha Coffield Williams, October 27, 1951.
Children: Katherine, Margaret and Martha. Address: Box 25,
Palmyra, N. C.



ROBERT ZEMRI FALLS

(Forty-third House District — Counties: Cleveland, Polk and
Rutherford. Three Representatives.)

Robert Zemri Falls, Democrat, of Cleveland County, represent-
ing the Forty-third Representative District, was born in Cleveland
County, N. C, April 15, 1912. Son of Alfred and Lula (Crowder)
Falls. Attended Lattimore High School, 1929; The Citadel, (Mili-
tary), R.O.T.C. training, 1929-1930; Gardner-Webb Junior College.
Farmer. Member Shelby Rotary Club; Shelby Chamber of Com-



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merce; Cleveland County Agricultural Committee. Representative
in the General Assembly of 1965, 1967 and 1969. Member Westview
Baptist Church, Shelby, N. C; Deacon, 1953. Married Jennie Blan-
ton, November 20, 1935. Address: 1308 Wesson Road, Shelby, N. C.



FREDERICK CHATMAN FARMER

(Thirtieth House District — County: Forsyth. Five Representa-
tives.)

Frederick Chatman Farmer, Republican, of Forsyth County,
representing the Thirtieth Representative District, was born in
High Point, N. C, September 10, 1930. Son of Clarence H. and
Ethel (Albert) Farmer. Attended High Point Senior High School,
graduated June, 1950; Duke University, B.S.C.E., June, 1955;
American College of Life Underwriters, September 28, 1970, C.L.U.
Chartered Life Underwriter; presently. Executive Vice President
and Sales Manager, Markline Furniture Company, High Point,
N. C. Member Central North Carolina Chapter, Chartered Life
Underwriters; Winston-Salem Association of Life Underwriters;
Estate Planning Council of Winston-Salem; Naval Reserve As-
sociation; Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce. Recipient or
Life Insurance, except speech competition, Hall of Fame, 1966;
Leaders Association, New England Mutual Life Insurance Com-
pany, 1966 ; Career Builder's Trophy of North Carolina Agency,
1966 and 1967; 1964 North Carolina Representative in Toast-
masters International Speech Competition, competed in semi finals;
received the National Quality Award for 1969. Member Kappa
Alpha Fraternity; Sertoma International; Toastmasters Interna-
tional; Board of Directors, Little League Baseball and Football.
Precinct Chairman, 1966; District Delegate, 1967. Served in U. S.
Navy, active duty, 1955-1957, 1960-1961; Lt. upon release from
active duty; retained commission in U. S. Naval Reserve; pres-
ently holds rank of LCDR; now Instructor, Naval Reserve Officers
School, Winston-Salem, N. C. Member College Park Baptist Church,
Winston-Salem, N. C; member Board of Deacons, 1968-1970; Sun-
day School Teacher since 1957. Married Janice Murphy, Novem-
ber 26, 1955. Children: Scott, age 14; Candi, age 11, Curtis, age 8.
Address: 1231 Cloister Drive, Winston-Salem, N. C. 27107.



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ROBERT L. FARMER



(Nineteenth House District — County: Wake. Four Representa-
tives.)

Robert L. Farmer, Democrat, of Wake County, representing the
Nineteenth Representative District, was born in Johnston County,
July 23, 1933. Son of Thomas Albert and Oma Martha (Adams)
Farmer. Attended Smithfield High School, graduated, 1951; Uni-
versity of North Carolina, B.S. degree in Business Administration,
1955, with major in Accounting; University of North Carolina Law
School, LL.B., 1960. Lawyer. Member North Carolina State Bar,
Wake County Bar, and North Carolina Bar Associations. Solicitor,
Wake County Domestic Relations Court, 1963-1965. Admitted to
practice before North Carolina State Courts, U. S. District Courts
in North Carolina, and Supreme Court of the United States. Mem-
ber Raleigh Jaycees, President, 1966-1967; Raleigh Jaycee Zoologic-
al Foundation, first President, 1967; Raleigh Kiwanis Club. Served
in U. S. Army, 1955-1957. Member Hayes Barton United Meth-
odist Church; Chairman, Board of Trustees since 1968; member
Official Board for past six years. Married Martha Caroline Las-
siter, September 6, 1959. Children: Joseph Robert, James Thomas,
and Caroline Marie. Address: 107 Kipling Place, Raleigh, N. C.



JULIAN BAKER FENNER

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

Julian Baker Fenner, Democrat, of Nash County, representing
the Fourteenth Representative District, was born in Tarboro, N. C.
May 24, 1908. Son of William Eaton and Anna Howard (Baker)
Fenner. Attended Woodberry Forest School, 1923-1926; Univer-
sity of North Carolina, 1930, A.B. degree. Tobacco warehouse-
man and farmer. Member Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Rep-
resentative in the General Assembly of 1967 and 1969. Served in
USNR, World War II, Commander, January 1942— October, 1945.
Presbyterian; Elder; Moderator of Albemarle Presbytery, August
to October, 1966. Married Mary Ellen Bond, January 7, 1943. Chil-



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dren: Ellen Sinkler Fenner, Julian Baker Fenner, Jr., William
Eaton Fenner, III and Anna Howard Fenner. Address: 1604
Waverly Drive, Rocky Mount, N. C.



PETER A. FOLEY

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

Peter A. Foley, Democrat, of Mecklenburg County, representing
the Thirty-sixth Representative District, was born in Springfield,
Ohio, September 1, 1940. Son of Neil D. and Alice (Barnhardt)
Foley. Attended Charlotte Catholic High School, 1954-1958; Bel-
mont Abbey College, 1962, A.B. degree; University of North Caro-
lina Law School, 1965, J.D. Lawyer. Member Mecklenburg Bar
Assn.; North Carolina Bar Assn.; American Bar Assn.; North
Carolina Academy Trial Lawyers; American Trial Lawyers Assn.
Member Tau Kappa Epislon Fraternity; Delta Theta Phi Legal
Fraternity. Assistant Superior Court Solicitor for Mecklenburg
County; member Charlotte Civil Service Board, 1969-1970. Served
as Private, First Class, United States Marine Corps, discharged,
March 23, 1966. Catholic. Married Mary Shepard Henderson, Sep-
tember 4, 1965. One son, Brian Peter Foley, age 2. Address: 3908
Blowing Rock Way, Charlotte, N. C.



HENRY E. FRYE

(Twenty-sixth House District — County: Guilford. Six Represent-
atives.)

Henry E. Frye, Democrat, of Guilford County, representing the
Twenty-sixth Representative District, was born in Ellerbe, N. C,
August 1, 1932. Son of Walter A. (deceased) and Pearl Alma
(Motley) Frye. Attended Mineral Springs School, Ellerbe, N. C;
A & T State University, B.S. (Biological Sciences), 1953; Univer-
sity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, J. D. with Honors, June, 1959.
Lawyer. Member Greensboro Bar Association; North Carolina,
American and National Bar Associations; Assistant U. S. Attor-



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ney, Middle District, 1963-19G5; Professor of Law, N. C. Central
University at Durham, 1965-1967. Member Kappa Alpha Psi Fra-
ternity. Representative in the General Assembly of 1969. Captain
in U. S. Air Force, 1953-1955. Member Providence Baptist Church;
Deacon; Youth Sunday School Teacher; Chairman, Pulpit Com-
mittee, 1966; Chairman Family Life Institute, 1960-1965; Chair-
man, Human Relations Institute, 1966. Married Edith Shirley Tay-
lor, Aup:ust 25, 1956. Children: Henry Eric, age 11 and Harlan
Elbert, age 9. Address: 1920 Drexmore Avenue, Greensboro, N. C.
27406.



WILLIAM M. FULTON

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

William M. Fulton, Republican, of Burke County, representing
the Forty-second Representative District, was born in Kewanee,
Illinois, September 20, 1900. Son of Wilson C. and Elizabeth (Mc-
Kinney) Fulton. Attended Kewanee (Illinois) Public Schools; Vir-
ginia Military Institute, 1917-1918; Knox College, Galesburg, Illi-
nois, B.S., 1922; The State University of Iowa, M.A., 1930; Uni-
versity of Iowa Law School, J.D., 1936. Lawyer (retired). Ad-
mitted to practice in Illinois, Iowa and Federal Courts. Represent-
ative in the General Assembly of 1969. Served in U. S. Army
Corps, 1917-1918; 2nd Lt., O.R.C., 1922-1927; 33rd Div. Illinois
National Guard, 1929; 1st Lt., 1936-1940. Episcopalian. Married
Mary Katherine Atkins of Watauga County, August 27, 1959.
Three children by former marriage; two stepchildren. Address:
207 Myrtle St., Morganton, N. C.



JONAS MELVIN GARDNER

(Fifteenth House District — Counties: Johnston and Wilson.
Three Representatives.)

Jonas Melvin Gardner, Democrat, of Johnston County, repre-
senting the Fifteenth Representative District, was born in John-



Frye of Guilford
Fulton of Burke

Gardner of Johnston



Gentry of Stokes
Green of Bladen
Hardison of Lenoir



Harkins of Buncombe
Harrelson of Brunswick
Harris of Alamance



Haynes of Yadkin
Hege of Davidson

Hicks of Mecklenburg



High of Cumberland
Hightower of Anson
Holshouser of Watauga



Hunt of Guilford

Hunter of Richmond
Huskins of Iredell




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ston County, September 11, 1911. Son of Jonas Bailey and Mary
Elizabeth (Baker) Gardner. Attended Brogden Elementary School,
1918-1925; Princeton High School, 1925-1929. Oil Jobber. Mem-
ber Fellowship Lodge No. 84, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons;
Master of Fellowship Lodge No. 84, A.F. & A.M., Smithfield, N. C,
1959; 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason; Shriner; member Sudan
Temple. Town Commissioner, Smithfield, N. C, 1965-1970; Mayor
Pro-Tem, Smithfield, N. C, 1967-1970. Vice President and Director,
First National Bank of Smithfield, N. C; past Director, Smith-
field Chamber of Commerce; past Chairman, Johnston County Oil
Men's Assn. Served as Private First Class, August 14, 1942 to De-
cember 11, 1942. Presbyterian. Married Rose Darby, August 11,
1957. Address: 825 Vermont Street, Smithfield, N. C. 27577.



JAMES WORTH GENTRY

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

James Worth Gentry, Democrat, of Stokes County, representing
the Thirty-seventh Representative District, was born in King,
N. C, August 4, 1908. Son of 1. G. and Mary (Kreeger) Gentry.
Attended Draughans Business College, 1929. Fertilizer dealer, cattle
raiser and farmer. County Commissioner 1956-1957, 1957-1958;
Chairman of the local school board for ten years; Chairman Finance
Committee and member Board of Directors, Stokes-Reynolds Me-
morial Hospital, 1954-1966; Chairman Hospital Board, 1966-1967-

1968, 1969 and 1970. Mason; Charter member King Lions Club,
1948-1968, President, 1957, and Citizen of the Year, 1958; Presi-
dent Stokes County United Fund, 1959; member Stokes County
Industrial Committee, North West Development Association. Meth-
odist; Steward, 1952-1968. State Senator in the General Assembly
of 1961, 1965 and 1967. Representative in the General Assembly of

1969. Married Marguerite Priscilla Slate, June 16, 1934. Two chil-
dren. Address: King, N. C.



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JAMES COLLINS GREEN

(Twelfth House District — Counties: Bladen and Sampson. Two
Representatives. )

James Collins Green, Democrat, of Bladen County, representing
the Twelfth Representative District, was born in Halifax County,
Virginia, February 24, 1921. Son of John Collins and Frances Sue
(Oliver) Green. Attended Volens High School, Nathalie, Virginia,
graduating in 1936; Washington and Lee University. Farmer and
tobacco warehouse operator. Member Bright Belt Warehouse Ass'n
Board of Governors; Bladen County Board of Education, 1955-
1961; Bladen County Democratic Executive Committee; Precinct
Chairman or Vice-Chairman for ten years; Trustee of Southeast-
ern Community College in Columbus County and Chairman of
Building Committee; member of the Board of Trustees of the Con-
solidated University of N. C. and a member of the Board of Trus-
tees Building Committee of the University of N. C. at Wilming-
ton; past President Clarkton Rotary Club; Director Clarkton
Community Development Corp. and Clarkton Merchants Associa-
tion; President Brown Marsh Development Corporation of Clark-
ton. Representative in the General Assembly of 1961, 1963, 1965
and 1969. State Senator in the General Assembly of 1967. Member
French Lodge No. 270 A.F. and A.M.; Thirty-second Degree Scot-
tish Rite Mason; Clarkton Woodmen of the World Camp. Served
as Corporal in U. S. Marine Corps, 1944-1946; participated in in-
vasion of Iwo Jima as a machine gunner with Third Marine Di-
vision. Presbyterian; Deacon Clarkton Presbyterian Church; past
Superintendent Sunday School. Married Alice McAulay Clark,
October 7, 1943. Children: Sarah Frances, age 20; Susan Clark,
age 18; James Collins, Jr., age 14. Address: Box 185, Clarkton,
N. C.



HAROLD WOODROW HARDISON

(Ninth House District — Counties: Greene, Jones and Lenoir. Two
Representatives. )

Harold Woodrow Hardison, Democrat, of Lenoir County, repre-
senting the Ninth Representative District, was born in Deep Run,



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N. C, Lenoir County, September 8, 1923. Son of Rutha and Annie
(Stroud) Hardison. Attended Deep Run High School; Atlantic
Christian College. President, Humphrey-Hardison Oil Company of
Deep Run, Pink Hill and Mount Olive. Member Deep Run Ruritan
Club; sei'ved 16 years as board member, Selective Service Board
No. 55, Lenoir County; served as Chairman, Deep Run School Board
for 15 years, now member of South Lenoir Advisory Board. Served
on the Neuse River Economic Development Commission; also served
as member of Lenoir County Industrial and Agriculture Develop-
ment Commission. Was instrumental in the organization of the
Deep Run Water Corp., and served as its first president, now
serving as member of Board of Directors. Served on committee
to organize and establish Ramblewood Country Club. Now serving
as member of Board of Directors, Parrott Memorial Hospital, Kin-
ston, N. C. Member Pleasant Hill Masonic Lodge No. 304; Shriner,
member Sudan Temple, Lt. Commander of the Legion of Honor.
Enlisted in U. S. Air Force, December 1942, served 4 years, two
of which were spent with 7th Air Force in the Pacific Theater
(Hawaii, Marshall Islands, and Okinawa). Member Deep Run
Free Will Baptist Church; Sunday School Teacher; Chairman,
Finance Committee since 1963. Married Arlene Humphrey, June
14, 1944. One daughter, Pamela Jane, a senior at Salem College,
Winston-Salem, N. C. Address: Box 128, Deep Run, N. C.



HERSCHEL SPRINGFIELD HARKINS

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

Herschel Springfield Harkins, Democrat, of Buncombe County,
representing the Forty-fifth Representative District, was born in
Buncombe County, N. C, March 22, 1917. Son of Thomas J. and
Roxy (Seevers) Harkins. Attended Riverside Military Academy,
Gainesville, Ga., 1929-1933; Davidson College, 1934-1935; Uni-
versity of North Carolina, 1936-1938, A.B. degree; University of
North Carolina Law School, 1938-1940, LL.B. degree. Lawyer.
Member N. C. State Bar Association Public Relations Committee,
1963-1964; American Bar Association Public Relations Commit-
tee, 1963-1964; Vice President, Buncombe County Bar Associa-



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tion, 1962; Chairman, Buncombe County Bar Association Com-
mittee on Public Affairs, 1963-1964; Phi Delta Theta. Master
Mason, Mt. Herman Lodge No. 118, AF&AM, 1941; 32nd degree
Scottish Rite Mason, Valley of Asheville; Knight Commander,
Court of Honor (Scottish Rite Mason), 1953; Director of the
Work, member Executive Committee, Scottish Rite Masonic Bod-
ies of Asheville, since 1950. Governor, Area 3, Sports Car Club of
America, 1962, 1965-1966; Treasurer and member of Executive
Committee, Sports Car Club of America, 1966. "Young Man of the
Year", Asheville, 1947; President, Asheville Jaycees, 1947; Vice
President, North Carolina State Jaycees, 1948; Director, Asheville
Community Theater, 1946-1952; President, Asheville Community
Theater, 1948-1949; past Director, Asheville Chamber of Com-
merce, Agriculture Promotion Council, Industrial Promotion Coun-
cil, and past Vice President, Asheville Chamber of Commerce.
Chairman, Asheville Zoning Board of Adjustment, 1948-1966;
President, Buncombe County YDC, 1962-1963; Manager, Bun-
combe County Democratic Campaign, General Election, 1964. Mem-
ber N. C. Courts Comm. Local Govt. Study Comm. and Demo-
cratic Party Study Comm. Representative in the General Assem-
bly of 1967 and 1969. Served in U. S. Army Air Force, 1942-1946;
Pilot, Medium Bombardment; eighteen months combat in European
Theater as Pilot, Operations Officer and Squadron Commander, 9th
Air Force, rank. Major. Member All Souls Episcopal Church, Bilt-
more, N. C; Lay Reader, Diocese of W.N.C., and Chief Lay
Reader, All Souls Church, since 1958; Vestryman, 1961-1962.
Three daughters: Jane, born in 1950; Spring, born in 1952, and
Hope, born in 1953. Married Mary Anne (Koonce) Brown, Dec.
23, 1968. Address, home: 5 Griffing Boulevard, Asheville, N. C,
28804; Office: 207 Legal Building, Asheville, N. C, or P. 0. Box
7266, Asheville, N. C. 28807.



THOMAS JOSEPH HARRELSON

(Thirteenth House District — Counties: Brunswick and Colum-
bus. Two Representatives.)

Thomas Joseph Harrelson, Republican, of Brunswick County,
representing the Thirteenth Representative District, was born in



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Greensboro, North Carolina, February 1, 1941. Son of Arthur
Danvis and Frances Elizabeth (Loug'hlin) Harrelson. Attended
Southport High School, 1948-1957; Campbell Academy, 1957-1959;
UNC at Chapel Hill, A.B., Economics, 1964; University of Pennsyl-
vania, M.B.A., 19GG. Retailer. Author of "Investment Opportuni-
ties in the Mezzogiorno", Master's Thesis, 1966. Financial Analyst,
Chevron Oil Europe-NYC, 1967-1968; Marketing Associate, Chev-
ron Oil A. G. Basel, Switzerland, 1966-1967. Member Southport
Lions' Club; Chairman, Brunswick County Republican Executive
Committee. Voted "Outstanding Young Man of America", 1970.
Member St. Philips Episcopal Church, Vestryman, 1969. Single.
Address: Robins Nest, Southport, N. C. 28461



WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE HARRIS, JR.

(Twenty-first House District — County: Alamance. Two Repre-
sentatives.)

William Shakespeare Harris, Jr., Democrat, of Alamance Coun-
ty, representing the Twenty-first Representative District, was born
in Durham, N. C, July 20, 1924. Son of William Shakespeare Har-
ris, Sr., and Eunice (Fairchild) Harris. Attended Mebane High
School, Mebane, N. C, graduated 1941; University of North Caro-
lina, Chapel Hill, N. C, B.A. degree, 1948; University of North
Carolina Law School, Chapel Hill, N. C. LL.B. degree, 1950.
Lawyer. Member Alamance County Bar Association; North Caro-
lina Bar Association; North Carolina State Bar Association;
American Bar Association; past President Graham Kiwanis Club;
member and Secretary of E. M. Holt School Advisory Council and
Chapter Chairman of Alamance County Chapter of the American



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