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Red Cross, 1965-1968. Member Citizens Advisory Council to the
Center for Alcoholic Studies at U.N.C., member of the Board of
Directors of the N.C.R.R. Member Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fra-
ternity; 32nd degree Mason; President of U.N.C. Young Demo-
cratic Club, 1949; President of Alamance County Young Demo-
cratic Club, 1951; Treasurer of North Carolina Young Democratic
Club, 1953 and Precinct Chairman of South Graham Precinct and
member of Alamance County Democratic Executive Committee,
1964-1968. Served in U. S. Navy, 1943-1946. Representative in the

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General Assembly of 1969. Member Graham Presbyterian Church;
Board of Deacons and Session; Board of Trustees; Chairman of
Building Committee, 1964 building project; represented local Church
at Presbytery meetings; Commissioner to General Assembly, Pres-
byterian Church in the United States 1968, and member of Orange
Presbytery Committee on Church Extension. Married Lula C. Chap-
man, June 20, 1953. Children: Susan Fairchild Harris, age 13,
Charles Brevard Harris, age 11, and Frank Chapman Harris, age
8. Address: Route 1, Box 581, Graham, N. C. 27253.


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

Jeter L. Haynes, Republican, of Yadkin County, representing
the Thirty-eighth Representatives District, was born in Jonesville,
N. C, December 26, 1902. Son of Miles Roscoe and Mary C.
(Vestal) Haynes. Attended Jonesville Graded Schools; Elkin High
School, 1923-1927; Mars Hill Junior College, 1929; Appalachian
Teachers College, B.S. degree, 1933; Catawba College, A.B. de-
gree, 1939; University of North Carolina, Master's degree, 1954;
College of Universal Truth (Bible), Ms.D. degree, 1956, (Cor-
respondence), Chicago, 111. School teacher and farmer. Member
Carolina Education Assn.; National Education Assn.; Little Moun-
tain Grange, (Farm Organization). Chairman, Mathematics
Teachers, Fifteen Counties, 1937 of Northwestern Teachers Assn.;
President, Teachers Assn., Stanly County, 1950. Author, Geometry
Made Practical, published in North Carolina Education, 1945. Rep-
resentative in the General Assembly of 1937, 1967 and 1969. Yad-
kin County, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Conven-
tion, 1960; Chairman, Republican Precinct Executive Committee,
1937; Delegate, Republican State Convention, 1960. Member Inter-
national Relations Club in college, also Intersociety Debater.
Methodist; member District Executive Committee, Mission Society,
1966-1967. Married Cleo Harrell, December 13, 1935. One daughter:
Mrs. Peggy Haynes Eskridge, and two grandchildren. Address:
112 Williams Street, Jonesville, N. C.

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(Thirty-first House District — County: Davidson. Two Repre-

Joe H. Hege, Jr., Republican, of Davidson County, representing
the Thirty-first Representative District, was born in Lexington,
N. C, January 28, 192(5. Son of Joe H. Hege, Sr., and Ellen Jose-
phine (Hilliard) Hege. Attended Pilot High School, graduate of
1943; Special Courses Extension Division, N. C. State College;
Institute of Government, University of N. C. ; Information and
Education Service, U. S. Army. Businessman. Past member and
Director, Greensboro Chapter, National Office Managers' Assn.;
member Aircraft Owners & Pilots Assn.; American Legion; Vet-
erans of Foreign Wars. Sergeant in U. S. Army, 1944-1946, combat
duty in Eui-ope; Veterans' Service OflJicer of Davidson County,
1948-1950. Representative in the General Assembly of 1967 and
1969. Elected House Minority "Whip" for 1969 Session. Sheriff of
Davidson County, 1969-1970. Member Pilgrim Reformed Church
United Church of Christ; Chairman; Elder; Deacon of Church
Consistory; Treasurer for two years; Sunday School Teacher. Mar-
ried Pallie Jane Owen, November 27, 1948. Children: Joe H. Hege,
III, age 20; Karen Lynne Hege, age 15; Edwin Lamar Hege, age
11. Address: 1526 Greensboro Street, Lexington, N. C. 27292.


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

Ernest Lee Hicks, Democrat, of Mecklenburg County, represent-
ing the Thirty-sixth Representative District, was born in Ionia
County, Michigan, September 15, 1892. Son of John Thomas and
Gazella (Clark) Hicks. Attended Ionia High School, worked at
State Savings Bank, Ionia, Michigan, before entering college. At-
tended Olivet College, Olivet, Michigan, and the University of
Michigan. International Correspondence Schools, Diploma in Re-
sistance Welding Technology. Active duty United States Naval
Reserve Force, October 1917 to July 1919. Discharged as Ensign,

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U.S.N.R.F. Sales Representative for Detroit White Load Works,
Detroit, Michigan, August 1919 to July 1920 in North Carolina.
Teller, American Trust Company, Charlotte, N. C, July, 1920 to
February 1, 1922. Asst. Branch Manager, Ford Motor Company,
Charlotte, N. C, Atlanta, Ga., and Memphis, Tennessee, February
1, 1922 until November 1, 1940. Ford Automobile Dealer, President
of Pettit Motor Company, Charlotte, N. C. from November 1940
until December 22, 1954. Activities: Former member N. C. Auto-
mobile Dealers Assn.; National Automobile Dealers Assn.; Char-
lotte Automobile Dealers Assn.; Past President and Director; Past
President, Charlotte Merchants Assn. ; Director Charlotte Cham-
ber of Commerce; Member of Legislative Committee of N. C.
Council, 1952. Member Joppa Lodge, No. 530 A.F. and A.M., Past
Master, 1930-31; Carolina Consistory; Charlotte Oasis Temple;
Charlotte Executive Club; Charlotte City Club; Myers Park Coun-
try Club; Charlotte Rotary Club, President, 1951-1952 and member
of Board of Directors, 1949. Former Director, Community Chest
Board. Representative in North Carolina General Assembly of
1953, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1969, and Special Session 1966.
Member Covenant Presbyterian Church, Deacon 1927-1955, 1960.
Married Susan Garth Bible, May 3, 1920. Children: John Darvi^in
Hicks; Marilee Clark Hicks (Mrs. John N. McLaughlin) ; Suzanne
Jones Hicks (Mrs. James K. Rickards). Address: 500 Clement
Avenue, Charlotte, N. C. 28204.


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

Lewis Sneed High, Democrat, of Cumberland County, represent-
ing the Twenty-third Representative District, was born in Durham,
N. C, August 13, 1915. Son of Sidney Raymond and Effie May
(Newton) High. Attended Duke University; University of North
Carolina; U. S. Military Academy; University of North Carolina
Law School, 1939-1941, LL.B. Lawyer. Member Cumberland Coun-
ty Bar Assn. ; North Carolina Bar Assn. ; American Bar Assn.
Chairman Cumberland County Board of Elections. Member Knights
of Pythias; Rotary International; Director, Fayetteville Rotary

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Club, 1957-1958; Chairman, Cumberland County Welfare Board;
Chairman, State Commission on Higher Education Facilities since
19(54; Commissioner of Revenue, 1964-1965; member of Legislative
Council, 1963-1964; member of Courts Commission, since 1966;
Vice Chairman, Tax Study Commission, 1967-1969. Representative
in the General Assembly, 1959, 1961, 1963 and 1967. Methodist.
Married Antoinette G. Makely, February 21, 1942. Children: Sid-
ney High, 27 Gregory High, 24, and Barbara High, 13. Address:
338 DeVane Street, Fayetteville, N. C.


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

Foyle Robert Hightower, Jr., Democrat, of Anson County, rep-
resenting the Thirty-third Representative District, was born in
Wadesboro, N. C, January 21, 1941. Son of Foyle Robert, Sr. and
Mildred (Brigman) Hightower. Attended Wadesboro Public
Schools; graduated' Wadesboro High School, 1959; Elon College;
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N. C. Vice President,
Hightower Ice & Fuel Co., Inc. Member Kilwinning Lodge No. 64,
Wadesboro, Ancient, Free, and Accepted Masons; 32nd degree
Mason; Woodman of the World; Jaycees; Civitan, Director Wades-
boro Club. Past Chairman Anson Blood Program; American Red
Cross; member Merit Badge Committee, Boy Scouts of America
and member Board of Review; past Area Chairman Cancer Drive.
Master Counsellor Order of Demolay, Wadesboro Chapter, 1959.
Served in United States Army Reserve, 1963-1969; Corporal. Mem-
ber First Presbyterian Church, Wadesboro, N. C; Sunday School
Teacher; Secretary-Treasurer, Men of the Church, 1971. Married
Elizabeth Gore, November 25, 1967. Address: 715 East Wade Street,
Wadesboro, N. C.


(Forty-fourth House District — Counties: Avery, Mitchell and
Watauga. One Representative.)

Biographical Sketches 695

James Eubert Holshouser, Jr., Republican, of Watauga County,
representing the Forty-fourth Representative District, was born
in Boone, N. C, October 8, 1934. Son of James Eubert and Vir-
ginia (Dayvault) Holshouser. Attended Appalachian High School,
1948-1952; Davidson College, 1956, B.S. degree; University of
North Carolina Law School, 1960, LL.B. Lawyer. Member Phi
Delta Theta Social Fraternity; Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity;
Boone Jaycees. Member Board of Directors of Davidson College
Alumni Association, 1965- ; Board of Directors of U.N.C. Law
Alumni Association, 1964-1967. Member Governor's Commission
on the Reorganization of State Government; Legislative Study
Commission on Student Financial Aid. Chairman Republican State
Executive Committee, 1966-. Representative in the General As-
sembly of 1963, 1965, and 1969. Presbyterian: Deacon. Married
Patricia Hollingsworth, 1961. One daughter, Virginia Walker Hols-
houser. Address: Westbrook Extension, Boone, N. C.


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

Clifton Tredway Hunt, Jr., Republican, of Guilford County, rep-
resenting the Twenty-sixth Representative District, was born in
Washington, D. C, June 5, 1923. Son of Clifton Tredway and Ethel
May (Hammill) Hunt. Attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute
for three years; School of Law. Washington & Lee University,
LL.B., 1952. Patent attorney, firm of Hunt, Heard & Rhodes of
Greensboro. Member American Bar Assn. ; North Carolina Bar
Assn. ; Virginia Bar Assn. ; American Patent Law Assn. ; United
States Trademark Assn.; Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity. Served
in Army Corps of Engineers as Private, Corporal and 2nd Lieu-
tenant, 1943-1948. Member St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Greens-
boro, N. C. Married Elizabeth Rudasill, December 28, 1949. Chil-
dren: Harriet, age 16; Mary, age 14 and Clif, age 11. Address:
3502 Madison Avenue, Greensboro, N. C. 27403.

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(Twenty-ninth House District — County: Richmond. One Repre-

Thomas Bell Hunter, Democrat, of Richmond County, repre-
senting the Twenty-ninth Representative District, was born in
Rockingham, N. C, October 20, 1916. Son of Dr. N. C. and Carrie
(Jones) Hunter. Attended Rockingham and Laurinburg City
Schools; University of North Carolina. Insurance business. Mayor
of Rockingham, May, 1957 to 1963. Shriner, Oasis Temple. Captain
U. S. Army, 1942-1946. Representative in the General Assembly
of 1963 and 1967. Methodist; Trustee. Married Florence Ledbetter,
September 18, 1947. Children: Thomas B., Jr., age 22, Henry L.,
age 20 and John W., age 19. Address: P. O. Box 475, Rocking-
ham, N. C.


(Thirty-ninth House District — Counties: Davie and Iredell. Two
Representatives. )

Joseph Patterson Huskins, Democrat, of Iredell County, repre-
senting the Thirty-ninth Representative District, was born in
Burnsville, N. C, June 23, 1908. Son of Joseph Erwin and Mary
Etta (Peterson) Huskins. Attended Yancey Collegiate Institute,
1921-1923; Mars Hill Junior College, 1924-1926; University of
North Carolina, 1928-1930, A.B. degree in Journalism. Newspaper
Publisher. Member North Carolina Press Assn.; Association of
Afternoon Dailies; International Platform Assn.; Statesville Cham-
ber of Commerce, past President, two terms. Received Outstanding-
Citizenship Award, Statesville Chamber of Commerce, 1960; NCPA
Editorial Award, 1966. Honorary life member, Red Cross Board
of Directors, Statesville chapter. Member Statesville Lodge No. 27,
A.F. & A.M.; Statesville Lodge 1823, B.P.O.E.; Exalted Ruler,
Statesville Elks Lodge. Member Area Rent Control Board, 1947-
1951; Statesville Zoning Board, 1961-1962; State Board of Higher
Education since 1965. Chairman Mitchell College Board of Trus-
tees, second term; past President, two terms. Associated Dailies of
North Carolina. Member State Veterinary School Feasibility Study

Ingram of Randolph
James of Pender
Jemison of Forsyth

Jernigan of Cumberland
Jernigan of Hertford

Johnson of Cabarrus

Johnson of Johnston
Johnson of Robeson
Johnson of Wake

Jones of Rutherford
Josey of Halifax
Kemp of Wayne

Kincaid of Caldwell

Lawing of Mecklenburg
Leatherman of Lincoln

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Lilley of Lenoir
Long of Alamance
Love of Lee

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Commission. Served in U. S. Navy, 1943-1946, Lt. (s.g.). Member
United Methodist Church. Married Mildred Amburn, September
29, 1934. One daughter, Amburn. Address: Our Dell, Statesville,
N. C.


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

John Randolph Ingram, Democrat, of Randolph County, repre-
senting the Twenty-seventh Representative District, was born in
Greensboro, N. C, June 12, 1929. Son of Henry L. and DeEtte
(Bennett) Ingram. Attended Asheboro High School, 1943-1947;
University of North Carolina School of Business, B.S. degree in
Business Administration, 1951; University of North Carolina Law
School, LL.B., 1954. Lawyer. Member American Bar Assn.; North
Carolina Bar Assn., on Board of Directors; American Trial Law-
yers Assn.; Chairman Young Lawyers Section; President Local
Bar Presidents. Member Asheboro Kiwanis Club; Asheboro Cham-
ber of Commerce; Balfour Masonic Lodge, Master, District Deputy
Grand Master, two years; Scottish Rite Mason, 32nd degree. Mem-
ber Sigma Chi Fraternity; Phi Etta Sigma; Beta Gamma Sigma;
Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity. Author, Two
Notes North Carolina Law Review. Served as 1st Lieutenant, Judge
Advocate General Corps. Married Virginia (Gini) Brown, Septem-
ber 4, 1954. Children: Gini Linn, John Randolph, II, Beverly Brown
and Michelle Palmer. Address: The Law Building of Asheboro,
Inc., 115 North Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, N. C. 27203.


(Fourth House District— Counties : Onslow and Pender. Three
Representatives. )

Richard Shull James, Democrat, of Pender County, representing
the Fourth Representative District, was born in Maple Hill, Pen-
der County, July 10, 1934. Son of Joshua S. and LaLage (Shull)

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James. Attended Oak Ridge Military Institute, 1950-1952; Univer-
sity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, A.B. degree. International
Studies, 1959; University of North Carolina Law School, Chapel
Hill, LL.B., 1962. Lawyer. Member North Carolina Bar Assn.;
North Carolina State Bar; American Bar Assn.; American Trial
Lawyers Assn. ; American Judicature Society. Mason ; member St.
Johns Lodge No. 1, Wilmington, N. C; Topsail Moose Lodge;
Maple Hill Ruritan Club. Served in U. S. Army, 1954-1957. Mem-
ber Presbyterian Church, Maple Hill, N. C. Address: Maple Hill,
N. C.


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

Howard A. Jemison, Republican, of Forsyth County, represent-
ing the Thirtieth Representative District, was born in Chicago, 111.,
September 15, 1899. Son of Thomas and Carrie (Vawter) Jemison.
Attended Lane Technical High School, Chicago, 111., graduated
June, 1917; Armour Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineer-
ing for two years. Retired. Supervisor, Western Electric Com-
pany for thirty-seven years. Member Telephone Pioneers of Ameri-
ca; Vienna Civic Club, Vice President, 1952-1953, President, 1954-
1955; Vienna Volunteer Fire Dept., Pfafftown, N. C, President,
1954-1960, 1963-1964; helped to organize Vienna Civic Club and
Vienna Volunteer Fire Dept. Served in U. S. Army, World War I,
as a Private; was attending Officers' Training School, Yale Univer-
sity, New Haven, Conn., when war ended. Representative in the
General Assembly of 1967 and 1969. Member Mt. Tabor Methodist
Church; past Chairman, Finance Committee; Lay Leader; Chair-
man, Official Board; Lay Delegate to Northwest North Carolina
Annual Conference; Teacher Men's Bible Class. Married Caroline
E. Bishop, September 25, 1920. One daughter, Grace J. Rohrer,
Director Learning Foundations, Winston-Salem, N. C; two sons,
Howard A. Jemison, Jr., Physician, Director of Student Health,
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N. C, and Edward T.
Jemison, engaged in import-export business, Tokyo, Japan. Ad-
dress: Rt. 8, Winston-Salem, N. C.

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

Glenn Reginald Jernigan, Democrat, of Cumberland County, rep-
resenting the Twenty-third Representative District, was born in
Lenoir County, April 10, 1939. Son of Claude J., Sr., (deceased) and
Lydia E. (Jones) Jernigan. Attended Fayetteville High School,
1957; Campbell College, A.A., 1959; East Carolina University, B.A.,
1961. Mortgage banker. Member Fayetteville Board of Realtors;
Mortgage Bankers Assn.; Home Builders Assn. YDC President,
Cumberland County; Vice Chairman, Cumberland County Demo-
cratic Executive Committee; State Chairman, Citizens for Ken-
nedy-Johnson, 1960. Recipient, 1969 Distinguished Service Award
for Fayetteville and Cumberland County (Young Man of the Year) ;
Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities; E. J. Wells
Award for Fayetteville Kiwanis Club, 1968. Served in U. S. Army
Reserves, Specialist Fourth Class, Company Clerk. Member High-
land Presbyterian Church; Sunday School Teacher. Married Jane
Clark, August 3, 1963. Children: Glenn, Jr., 18 months old, and
Lisa, 4 years old. Address: 2414 Rolling Hill Road, Fayetteville,
N. C.


(Sixth House District— Counties: Bertie, Hertford and North-
ampton. Two Representatives.)

Roberts Harrell Jernigan, Jr., Democrat, of Hertford County,
representing the Sixth Representative District, was born in Ahos-
kie, N. C, November 24th, 1915. Son of Roberts Harrell and
Jessie (Garrett) Jernigan. Attended Naval Academy Preparatory
School, 1932-1933; Wake Forest College, 1933-1936; University of
North Carolina, 1936-1937, A.B.; University of North Carolina
Law School, 1937-1939. Farmer and President and Treasurer Ahos-
kie Meat and Provision Co., Inc., of Ahoskie. Member Sigma Nu
Fraternity; President Ahoskie Rotary Club, 1955; President, Hert-
ford County Y. D. C, 1954; Chairman Hertford County Demo-

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cratic Executive Committee, 1958. Representative in the General
Assembly of 1963, 1965, 1967 and 1969. Vice President of Hertford
County Savings & Loan Association; member of Advisory Board of
the Salvation Army; member of N. C. Local Government Study
Commission; member of Governor's Aviation Commission and
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Roanoke-Chowan Tech-
nical Institute. Also a director of Wachovia Bank and Trust Com-
pany, Ahoskie Branch. Went to China in 1940 as an employee of
Standard Vacuum Oil Company and was manager of Peking office
at start of World War II; prisoner of Japanese for twenty-three
months and returned to United States on the exchange ship "MS
Gripsholm." Served as Ensign in United States Navy, 1943-1946;
participated in invasion of Southern France. Episcopalian. Married
Linda Williams, of Sanford, N. C, May 14, 1949. Children: Roberts
III, Elizabeth and Clawson. Address: 401 North Curtis Street,
Ahoskie, N. C.


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

J. Marvin Johnson, Democrat, of Johnston County, representing
the Fifteenth Representative District, was born in Benson, N. C,
March 26, 1912. Son of J. Mansey Johnson and Vera Lee Johnson.
Attended the public schools of Johnston County, graduating from
Meadow High School in 1930; University of North Carolina, 1930-
1934, B.S. in Commerce; Raleigh Law School, 1937-1941. Presi-
dent and manager, Smithfield Oil and Gas Company, Inc. ; owner
and operator of Smithfield Gin Company. Member Delta Sigma
Pi Fraternity; North Carolina Oil Jobbers Association; North
Carolina LPGAS Association; The Carolina Ginners Association;
The Country Club of Johnston County; Raleigh City and Execu-
tive Clubs. Elected Auditor, Johnston County, 1942, 1946 and
1950. Deputy Clerk, Superior Court, 1936-1942. President, YDC,
1940-1946. Chairman, Democratic Executive Committee, 1962-1964;
Smithfield High School Committee, 1954-1957; Chairman Board of
Trustees, Johnston Memorial Hospital, 1966. Member, State Demo-
cratic Executive Committee, 1962-1968. Volunteered for service i-
U. S. Navy, 1943; served on active duty until 1946; discharged as

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Lieutenant Senior Grade USNR, Line Officer; now holds reserve
commission (inactive status). Past Commander, Veterans of For-
eign Wars, 5886; Legion Post 132; Joiinston County War Veterans
Association, past President; past Governor, Moose Lodge No. 1796.
Member, Kiwanis and Elks Clubs. State Senator in the General
Assembly of 1969. Presbyterian. Married Gertrude Brady Johnson,
1940. Children: Nina E. Johnson, J. Marvin Johnson, Jr. and De-
lane Johnson. Address: 717 Sunset Drive, Smithfield, N. C. 27577


(Thirty-fifth House District — County: Cabarrus. Two Repre-

James Calvin Johnson, Jr., Republican, of Cabarrus County,
representing the Thirty-fifth Representative District, was born in
Greensboro, N. C, June 5, 1935. Son of James Calvin, Sr. and
Juanita (Hill) Johnson. Attended Spartanburg Junior College,
1954-1956; East Tennessee State University, 1956-1958, B.S. de-
gree; Wake Forest Law School, 1959-1962, LL.B. degree. Lawyer.
Member Cabarrus County Bar Assn. ; North Carolina Bar Assn. ;
President, North Carolina Juvenile Court Judges Assn. Member
Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity. DSA Award, Concord Jaycees,
1965; One of Three Outstanding Young Men of North Carolina,
1966; State Vice President, North Carolina Jaycees, 1965-1966 and
Regional National Director, 1966-1967, 1968-1969. Director of
Grimes Y Men's CTub, Kannapolis YMCA, 1965-1967. Editor and
publisher, "The Guardian" (legal news journal in the domestic
and juvenile field), selected as the most outstanding publication of
its kind in the United States by the National Council of Juvenile
Court Judges. Judge, Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court, Ca-
barrus County, 1963-1966; County Attorney, Cabarrus County,
1966-1970; Research Attorney, United States District Court, North
Carolina, 1962-1963. Served in U. S. National Guard, 1953-1962.
Representative in the General Assembly of 1967 and 1969. Member
Central Methodist Church, Concord, N. C. Married Lynda Henry
Johnson, August 27, 1960. Children: James Calvin Johnson, III,
Kay Lynn Johnson and Jen Cherise Johnson. Address: 335 East-
cliff Drive S.E., Concord, N. C.

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(Twenty-fourth House District — Counties: Hoke, Robeson and
Scotland. Four Representatives.)

Joy Joseph Johnson, Democrat, of Robeson County, representing
the twenty-fourth Representative District, was born in Laurel Hill,
N. C, November 2, 1922. Son of William Joseph and Edith (Buch-
anan) Johnson. Attended Scotland Public Schools; graduated,
Laurinburg Institute, Laurinburg, N. C, 1941 ; Shaw University,
Raleigh, N. C, A.B. degree, 1945. Minister. Pastor, First Baptist
Church and Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Fairmont, N. C.
Member Shaw University Theological Alumni Assn. ; Lumber River
Baptist Assn.; General Baptist Convention of N. C; National
Progressive Convention of U.S.A. Awarded Doctor of Divinity de-
gree. Friendship College, Rock Hill, S. C, 1965. Grand Chaplain
of United Order of Salem, 1966-1970. Town Commissioner, City
of Fairmont, 1966-1970; Vice Chairman, Robeson County Demo-
cratic Executive Committee and Vice Chairman, 7th Congressional
District, 1968. President, Lumber River Housing Development,
Inc., Lumberton, N. C. Organized People's Investment Company,

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