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of 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967 and 1969. Presbyterian; Deacon, 1940-
1949; Elder since 1949. Married Mary Virginia McLean, June 12,
1937. Children: Neill Lauchlin McFayden, Jr., Virginia Purcell
McFadyen Singleton, William McLean McFayden and John Currie
McFadyen. Address: 111 South Highland Street, Raeford, N. C.



ED M. Mcknight

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

Ed. M. McKnight, Republican, of Forsyth County, representing
the Thirtieth Representative District, was born in Dallas, N. C,
June 21, 1908. Son of Samuel W. and Bessie V. (White) Mc-
Knight. Attended Murray Voc. High School, Charleston, S. C. :
also took various correspondence courses ; American Institute of
Banking, Chicago, 111., 1932-1935. Member American Welding So-
ciety; National Welding Supply Association; charter member.
Board of Directors, Winston-Salem Development Corp., President,
Edmac, Inc.; member Winston-Salem Twin City Club; Elks Club;
Clemmons Civic Club. Sgt. U. S. Marine Corps, September, 1924
to January, 1932. Representative in the General Assembly of 1965,
1967 and 1909. Member Calvary Moravian Church, Winston-Sa-
lem, N. C; past President, Men of Church; past member. Board of
Trustees. Married Dorothy Mae Essex, November 26, 1952. Two
sons and two daughters, Keith Jay McKnight, Martha Gayle Mc-
Knight, and by previous marriage, Don B. McKnight and Mrs.
D. M. Matthews, Jr. Address: Route 2, Keithgayle Drive, Clem-
mons, N. C. 27012.



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JULE McMICHAEL

(Twenty-fifth House District — County: Rockingham. Two Rep-
resentatives.)

Jule McMichael, Democrat, of Rockingham County, representing
the Twenty-fifth Representative District, was born near Madison,
Rockingham County, N. C, November 19, 1910. Son of James
Pleasant and Anna Adele (DeShazo) McMichael. Attended Went-
worth Elementary and High School, 1916-1926; Reidsville High
School, 1926-1927; University of North Carolina, A.B., 1932;
University of North Carolina Law School, J.D., 1934. Lawyer.
President Rockingham County Bar Association; President Seven-
teenth Judicial District Bar Association; member North Carolina
Bar Association and American Bar Association. City Attorney for
Reidsville since 1949 ; Rockingham County Attorney since 1953 ;
President North Carolina Association of County Attorneys; Chair-
man Rockingham County Democratic Executive Committee, 1950-
1966. State Senator in the General Assembly of 1957; Representa-
tive in the General Assembly of 1967 and 1969. Member Phi Beta
Kappa. Lieutenant Commander, USNR, 1942-1946; member Four-
teenth Naval District Court at Pearl Harbor, 1945. Presbyterian.
Former Deacon. Married Mary Browne Wallace, February 7, 1942.
Children: Jule McMichael, Jr., 27, MBA, University of North Caro-
lina, 1970, employed by IBM at Tampa, Florida; Howard Reid
McMichael, 23 Rockingham Community College; George Pell Mc-
Michael, 21, UNC, Chapel Hill, N. C. Address: 1601 Country Club
Road, Reidsville, N. C.



ERNEST BRYAN MESSER

(Forty-seventh House District — Counties: Haywood, Madison
and Yancey. Two Representatives.)

Ernest Bryan Messer, Democrat, of Haywood County, repre-
senting the Forty-seventh Representative District, was born in
Waynesville, N. C, December 21, 1913. Son of Forest W. and
Effie (Furr) Messer. Attended James Chapel, 1920-1927; Lee
Edwards High School, 192 7-1931; Carson Newman College, B.A.
degree, 1935. Supervisor, Wood Procurement Department, Cham-



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pion Papers, Inc., Canton, N. C. Teacher and basketball coach,
Haywood County Schools, 1935-1939. Member Canton Lions Club;
Canton Toastmasters Club; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign
Wars; Board of Directors and President Haywood County Mental
Health Association ; Board of Directors of Champion Y.M.C.A.
and Champion Credit Union. Chairman Haywood County Demo-
cratic Executive Committee, 1958-19(12; Haywood County Planning
Board; Haywood County Historical Association; Chairman Canton
Chapter Red Cross Bloodmobile; Chairman Inplant United Fund
Drive; Trustee Haywood Technical Institute; Conservation and
Development Study Commission; Water and Air Resources Study.
Commission; Governor's Advisory Council Comprehensive Health
Planning; Board Directors State of Franklin Health Council;
Served in U. S. Navy as Lieutenant, World War II, 1942-1945.
Representative in General Assembly of 1963, 1965, 1967 and 1969.
Baptist; Teacher Adult Sunday School Class; Training Union
Director. Married Jincy Owen, January 11, 1936. One daughter,
Mrs. Clyde Poovey, Jr., Atlanta, Ga. Address: 15 Forest View
Circle, Canton, N. C.



GEORGE W. MILLER, JR.

(Eighteenth House District — County: Durham. Three Repre-
sentatives.)

George W. Miller, Jr., Democrat, of Durham County, represent-
ing the Eighteenth Representative District, was born in Spencer,
N. C, May 14, 1930. Son of George W. and Blanche M. (Iddings)
Miller. Attended Spencer Elementary and High School, 1936-1948;
University of North Carolina, Bachelor of Science and Business
Administration; University of North Carolina Law School, 1954-
1957, LL.B. degree. Lawyer, firm of Haywood, Denny & Miller.
Member North Carolina Bar Assn.; American Bar Assn.; Durham
County Bar Assn. ; International Association of Insurance Coun-
sel. Member Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. President, North
Carolina Young Democratic Clubs, 1964-1965. Served in U. S.
Marine Corps, Sergeant, 1951-1953. Member Duke Memorial Meth-
odist Church, Durham, N. C; Chairman, Duke Memorial Week
Day School Committee, 1968; member Official Board. Married



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Eula Hux, June 21, 1958. Children: Elizabeth Ann, Blanche Rose
and George, III. Address: 2701 Augusta Drive, Durham, N. C.
27707.



AUSTIN A. MITCHELL

(Thirty-fourth House District — County: Rowan. Two Repre-
sentatives.)

Austin A. Mitchell, Republican, of Rowan County, representing
the Thii'ty-fourth Representative District, was born in Madison
County, Georgia. Son of Author A. and Ella (Vaughan) Mitchell,
both deceased. Attended Poplar Springs School, Alabama, 1921-
1927; High School, Double Spring, Alabama, 1927-1928; Athens
High School, Athens, Georgia, 1928-1931 ; Baltimore Business
School (Drafting), 1942; Christy Electric, New York City, 1951;
Textile School, Belmont, N. C, 1941. Supervisor of Equipment
Installation, Air-0-Mation — Pneumatic and Electric Textile Clean-
ing Equipment, Bahnson Co. Past Vice Counselor, Junior Order
of American Mechanics; member of North Kannapolis Lions Club;
past Manager, Colonial Theater; past Manager, Main Theater;
past Manager, Friendly Finance Co. Representative in the Gen-
eral Assembly of 1967 and 1969. Member Lake Wood Baptist
Church; Training Union Director, 1941. Married Kathleen Pethel.,
One daughter, Mrs. Joyce Gulledge. Address: 1302 West A Street,
P. O. Box 517, Kannapolis, N. C.



JAMES FRANKLIN MOHN, SR.

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

James Franklin Mohn, Sr., Democrat, of Onslow County, repre-
senting the Fourth District, was born in Pender County, July 26,
1910. Son of Frank C. and Hattie (Harrelson) Mohn. Attended
Pender County Schools, 1917-1929; Wilmington School, 1932; sum-
mer session of 1940, Bible College, University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill, N. C. President, J. F. Mohn Mercantile Co., J. F.



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Mohn & Sons Tractor Co., ,T. F. Mohn & Sons Oil Co., and J. F.
Mohn & Sons Grain Co. Moved to Richlands, 1982 and began busi-
ness in 19o4. Member Carolinas Farm & Power Equipment Dealers
Assn.; Lions Club, two terms as President; Loyal Ortler of Moose.
Mayor of Richlands, 1942-lt»4(;; Councilman, 1947-1949; County
Commissioner, 1952-1956; Chairman County Commissioners, 1958-
1962. Representative in the General Assembly of 1967 and 1969.
Served as full time minister from 1927-19o4. Member of the First
Christian Churcli, 1940-1960, having served in all levels of the
Christian Churcli. Has been a member of the First Missionary
Baptist Church since 1960 during which time he taught the Men's
Bible Class three years. At present serving as an intern pastor
for the Comfort Christian Church in Comfort, N. C. For twenty
years has served in elective municipal, county and state offices.
Married Lyde Mae Carter, July 17, 19o2. Six children: James
F., Jr.; Donald C; Robert H.; Fredrick H.; David J. and Kay M.
Humphrey. Address: P. O. Box 265, Richlands, N. C.



ROBIE LEE NASH

(Thirty-fourth House District — County: Rowan. Two Repre-
sentatives.)

Robie Lee Nash, Democrat, of Rowan County, representing the
Thirty-fourth Representative District, was born in East Spencer,
N. C, October 5, 1910. Son of Archie Lee and Mary (Kenerly)
Nash. Attended East Spencer School, 191(5-1924; Salisbury High
School, 1924-1927; night classes for two semesters in college. Man-
ager real estate investments. Member North Carolina Forestry
Association; Salisbury-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce;
Salisbury Lions Club, President, 1945-1946; Andrew Jackson Ma-
sonic Lodge ^576. Served on Salisbury City Council for two terms,
1951-1953, 1953-1955. Member Advisory Board, Rowan Mental
Health Clinic. Member First United Methodist Church, Salisbury;
Co-Chairman Building Program, 1951-1954; Chairman, Official
Board, 1953-1954; Chairman, Trustees, 1969-19/0; District Trus-
tee, 1964-1970. Married Ethel Peeler Arey, August 24, 1936. Chil-
dren: John Lee, Samuel Arey, and Lona Marie. Address: 232
Richmond Road, Salisbury, N. C. 28144.



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MARY DORETHA HORNE ODOM

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

Mary Doretha Home Odom, Democrat, of Scotland County, rep-
resenting the Twenty-fourth Representative District, was born
in Greenville, N. C, January 29, 1921. Daughter of John Long and
Mary (Bagwell) Home. Attended Greenville High School, 1934-
1938; East Carolina Teachers College, A.B. degree, 1942; post
graduate work at Flora MacDonald College, University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, and N. C. State University. Teacher-
coordinator, Industrial Cooperative Training, Scotland High School,
Laurinburg, N. C. Member North Carolina Association of Edu-
cators; National Education Assn.; American Vocational Assn.;
North Carolina Vocational Assn.; Lumberton Chapter Business
and Professional Women's Club. Member Montpelier Presbyterian
Church, Wagram, N. C; past President of Women of the Church,
Vice President, 1969. Married Leggette Wellington Odom, Jr.,
June 22, 1943. Children: Leggette Wellington Odom, III, John
Hubert Odom, and James Phillip Odom. Address: Box 7, Wagram,
N. C.



JOSHUA ERNEST PASCHALL

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

Joshua Ernest Paschall, Democrat, of Wilson County, repre-
senting the Fifteenth Representative District, was born in Wilson
County, August 9, 1896. Son of Joshua Walter and Sallie (Poole)
Paschall. Attended Wilson Public Schools, 1902-1911; Lucama
High School, 1912-1914; Atlantic Christian College, 1914-1918,
A.B. degree; U.N.C. Summer School, 1917; courses in banking in
United Y.M.C.A. Schools, New York, N. Y., 1921-1922; American
Extension University, Los Angeles, Calif., LL.B., 1926; attended
night law class of Judge Geo. P. Pell, 1930-1931 and received
license to practice law, August, 1931 ; graduate American Institute
of Banking, June 1926, receiving standard certificate. Lawyer;
retired President of Branch Banking & Trust Co., Wilson, N. C.



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Director Branch Bankins' and Trust Co. since 1943. Member
American Bar Assn.; North Carolina Bar Assn.; Wilson County
Bar Assn.; President N. C. Bankers Assn., 19G0-1961; President
Branch Banking & Trust Co., 1952-1964; Director Wilson Savings
& Loan Assn. since 1931, President since 1944; Vice Chairman
Board of Trustees of Atlantic Christian College since 1948. Mem-
ber Rotary Club; Elks Club; American Legion, Post Commander,
1935-1936; Newcomen Society in North America. President Wil-
son Chamber of Commerce, 1945; Chef-de-Gare of Forty & Eight
Society of American Legion, 1936; County Representative on
Coastal Plain Planning & Development Commission, President,
1965-1966; member State Banking Commission, 1961-1965. Re-
ceived Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Atlantic Christian
College, 1961 ; received Special Award from Wilson County Chap-
ter AIB for dedicated service. Listed for a number of years in
"Who's Who in America" and "Who's Who in Commerce & Indus-
try." Enlisted USNRF May 25, 1918, HA3c, discharged February,
1919 as PHM 3CL; commissioned 2nd Lt. in Infantry and assigned
to Co. M 120th Inf., N.C.N. G., 1922; promoted to 1st Lt. with
same assignment, 1927. Representative in the General Assembly
of 1965, 1967 and 1969, also in Special Sessions 1965 and 1966.
Member First Christian Church, Wilson, N. C; Trustee and El-
der; Chairman of Church Board and Associate Chairman, 1930-
1952. Married Claire Hodges of Lenoir County, N. C, December
18, 1919. One daughter, Mrs. Chas. W. Mauze, Lexington, N. C.
and one son. Brigadier General James E. Paschall, Norad Air Force
Base, North Bay, Canada. Address: 113 E. Nash Street, Wilson,
N. C. 27893.



ERWIN WILLIAM PATTON

(Forty-ninth House District — Counties: Cherokee, Clay Gra-
ham and Macon. One Representative.)

Erwin William Patton, Democrat, of Macon County, represent-
ing the Forty-ninth Representative District, was born in Franklin,
N. C, January 16, 1909. Son of Erwin and Malva Mary (Roane)
Patton. Attended Franklin High School, 1924-1927. Retired. Mem-
ber Board of Aldermen, Town of Franklin, 1947-1955; Chairman,



Biographical Sketches 723

Macon County Board of Education, 1955-1965; Chairman, Macon
County Democratic Executive Committee, 1966-1968; past Presi-
dent, Franklin Rotary Club. Member Board of Trustees of Angel
Community Hospital; Director, First Union National Bank, Frank-
lin Branch. Served in United States Air Force, 1942-1945, Staff
Sergeant. Member Patton United Methodist Church ; Waynesville
District Lay Leader, 1959-1967 ; member Town and Country Com-
mission of the Western North Carolina Conference, 1968-19 — ;
member of the Bishop's Lay Advisory Council, 1965-19 — . Married
Elizabeth Slagle, September 10, 1946. Address: P. O. Box 438,
Franklin, N. C. 28734.



ROBERT ODELL PAYNE

(Twenty-sixth House District — County: Guilford. Six Repre-
sentatives.)

Robert Odell Payne, Republican, of Guilford County, repre-
senting the Twenty-sixth Representative District, was born in
Guilford County, June 21, 1934. Son of Robert S. Payne (de-
ceased) and Blanch P. Payne. Attended McLeansville High School,,
McLeansville, N. C, 1952; Elon College, Business Administration,
A.B. degree, 1956; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
Master of Education, 1966. Teacher. Distributive Education Co-
ordinator. Member National Education Association; North Caro-
lina Education Association; Classroom Teachers Association;
American Vocational Education Association; National Association
Distributive Education Teachers; North Carolina Association Dis-
tributive Education Teachers, Delegate to N.E.A. Convention, 1968.
Chairman Guilford County Campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy
Association, 1969 and 1970. Member McLeansville Lions Club,
past President; Greensboro Elks Club; President, McLeansville
Lions Club, 1962. Representative in the General Assembly of 1969.
Member Mount Pleasant Methodist Church. Single. Address:
P. O. Box 6, McLeansville, N. C. 27301.



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HOWARD ALLEN PENTON, JR.

(Fifth House District — County: New Hanover. Two Repre-
sentatives.)

Howard Allen Penton, Jr., Democrat, of New Hanover County,
representing- the Fifth Representative District, was born in Wil-
mington, N. C, August 5, 1931. Son of Howard Allen and Mar-
jorie (Willard) Penton. Attended New Hanover High School,
1949; Davidson College, 1949; University of North Carolina, 1951.
President, Springer Coal & Oil Company. Director, Wachovia
Bank and Trust Company, Wilmington, N. C; Director, Peoples
Savings and Loan Association, Wilmington, N. C; former Chair-
man, United Fund Drive, Wilmington, N. C. Elected "The Young
Man of the Year" by Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1964; elected
"Citizen of the Year", 1965. Former President Greater Wilming-
ton Chamber of Commerce. Entered service Januai-y 15, 1952;
promoted to Major U. S. Army Reserve, August, 1964. Representa-
tive in the General Assembly of 1969. Member St. James Church
(Episcopalian). Married Roi Malott, October 8, 1960. Children:
One son and one daughter. Address: 1115 Country Club Road,
Wilmington, N. C.



CHARLES WILEY PHILLIPS

(Twenty-sixth House District— County : Guilford. Six Repre-
sentatives.)

Charles Wiley Phillips, Democrat, of Guilford County, repre-
senting the Twenty-sixth Representative District, was born in
Randolph County, June 25, 1897. Son of Jesse Lee and Fannie
(Waddell) Phillips. Attended Trinity High School, 1911-1914;
Jamestown High School, 1915-1916; University of North Caro-
lina, Chapel Hill, 1916-1921, A.B. degree; Columbia University,
summers of 1923, 1924, 1926 and 1927, M.A. degree; UNC (Greens-
boro), 1967, LL.D. Retired Member N. C. Educational Associa-
tion; President State Education Association, 1945-1946; President
State Congress of P.T.A., 1943-1945. Member Rotary Internation-
al, District Governor, 1932-1933 and 1963-1964; Rotary Club of
Greensboro, President, 1929-1930, Secretary, 1941-1971. Teacher



Penton of New Hanover
Phillips of Guilford
Quinn of Cabarrus



Ramsey of Madison
Ramsey of Person

Raynor of Cumberland



Rhyne of Gaston

Roberson of Beaufort
Rogers of Vance



Rountree of New Hanover
Rountree of Pitt
Royall of Durham



Short of Guilford
Smith of Guilford
Smith of Iredell



Smith of Orange
Snyder of Davidson
Soles of Columbus




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and Principal in Greensboro Public Schools, 12 years. Director
Public Relations, Women's College, U. N. C, 27 years; retired,
1962. Director of Experiment in Television Teaching in the State,
1957-1961 ; Director, Downtown Campus, Guilford College, 1965-
19G6. Corporal, U. S. Army, World War I. Representative in
General Assembly of 1965, 1967 and 1969. Methodist; Church
School Teacher; District Lay Leader. Married Lela Wade, 1924.
Children: Wade, Carolyn, Charles, Jr., and Barbara Ann. Ten
grandchildren. Address: 210 S. Tremont Drive, Greensboro, N. C.



DWIGHT WILSON QUINN

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

Dwight Wilson Quinn, Democrat, of Cabarrus County, represent-
ing Thirty-fifth Representative District, was born in York, South
Carolina, September 12, 1917. Son of Lucy (Wilson) Quinn and
the late William Lytle Quinn. Attended Kannapolis Public Schools;
night and correspondence schools, courses in Business Law, Book-
keeping and Accounting, Typing, Business Management and Tex-
tiles. Employed by Cannon Mills Company, Kannapolis. Member
Cabarrus County YDC, President, 1948, and served on various
State YDC committees; Precinct Registrar, 1948-1950; member
Governor's Commission on Reorganization of State Government,
1959-1960; Chairman Governor's Commission on Reorganization
of State Government, 1961-1962; member Executive Committee
Governor's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime;
member of the committee appointed by the Attorney General on
Criminal Code Revision; Confederate Centennial Commission; mem-
ber Governor's Study Committee on Architectural Barriers for the
Benefit of the Handicapped; member Southern Regional Educa-
tion Board. Voted Kannapolis Man of the Year, 1948, by the Jay-
cees. Received Amvets National Distinguished Service Award for
outstanding community service, 1953. Member Board of Directors
Cannon Memorial Y.M.C.A., Young Men's Council; past President,
Inter-Club Council; Advisor to Hi-Y; District Boy Scout Com-
mittee; Board of National Cerebral Palsy Association; Board of
Directors and past President Cabarrus County Chapter, North



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Carolina Heart Association. Served in United States Army, 1944-
1945. Member American Legion, Post 115, served as Vice Com-
mander; 40 and 8; Rotarian; member Cannon Memorial Lodge, No.
626, A.F. & A.M.; Scottish Rite Bodies; Shriner, Oasis Temple.
Representative in the General Assembly regular sessions of 1951,
1953, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967 and 1969, and special
sessions, 1956, 1963, 1965 and 1966. Lutheran, member Kimball
Memorial Lutheran Church ; has served as member of Church Coun-
cil, Secretary of Congregation, General Superintendent of Sunday
School, President of the Brotherhood, Sunday School Teacher, mem-
ber of the Architectural and Planning Committee. Delegate to the
National Democratic Convention 1960 in Los Angeles, California,
and Chicago, Illinois, 1968; Vice-Chairman Board of Trustees and
the Executive Committee of Appalachian State University. Married
Marian Elizabeth Isenhour, February 23, 1936. One daughter,
Mrs. Lester U. Dodge. Address: 213 South Main Street, Kan-
napolis, N. C. 28081,



JAMES EDWARD RAMSEY

(Seventeenth House District — Counties: Casw^ell, Granville and
Person. Two Representatives.)

James Edv^ard Ramsey, Democrat, of Person County, repre-
senting the Seventeenth Representative District, was born in
Person County, October 19, 1931. Son of John Talmadge and Otey
Mae (Wilkins) Ramsey. Attended Olive Hill School, 1937-1944;
Roxboro High School, 1944-1949; University of North Carolina,
1949-1953, A.B.; University of Hawaii, fall of 1954; University of
North Carolina Law School, 1955-1958, LL.B. Lawyer. Judge
Person County Recorder's Court, 1958-1962. Member North Caro-
lina State Bar; North Carolina Bar Association; Person County
Bar Association; President of Person County Bar, 1964-1966.
Roxboro Chamber of Commerce; member Chi Psi Social Fra-
ternity, President, 1952-1953 and member Board of Directors,
1957-1962; Roxboro Lions Club, President, 1960-1961; Zone Chair-
man of Zone 1, Region 1, District 31-G, 1962; Deputy District Gov-
ernor, 31-G, 1964; Junior Order of American Mechanics, Secretary,
1959; Olive Hill Ruritan Club, President, 1962; Person County



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Wildlife Club; President Person County YDC, 1959; President
Law Student Association of University of North Carolina, 1958-
1959; President of Marine Corps Air Station Toast Masters Club,
1955. Outstanding Young- Man of Person County, 1962. Repre-
sentative in the General Assembly of 1963, 1965, 1967 and 1969.
U. S. Marine Corps Reserve, 1950-1960, with rank of Captain.
Methodist; Steward; Parsonage Trustee; Associate Lay Leader
for Durham District, 1959-1964. Married Eunice Jordan Saun-
ders, February 28, 1954. Children: Frank Talmadge, age 15;
Linda Hart, age 14; David Clark, age 9; Carl Wilkins Ramsey,
age 6. Address: Box 194, Roxboro, N. C.



LISTON BRYAN RAMSEY

(Forty-seventh House District — Counties: Haywood, Madison
and Yancey. Two Representatives.)

Liston Bryan Ramsey, Democrat, of Madison County, repre-
senting the Forty-seventh Representative District, was born at
Marshall, N. C, February 26, 1919. Son of John Morgan and
Delia Lee (Bryan) Ramsey. Attended Mars Hill College, 1938.
Merchant. Elk; Mason; American Legion, former Commander;
Veterans of Foreign Wars. County Chairman Democratic Exec-
utive Committee, 1958-19(:0, 1962; served as a delegate to the 1968
National Convention. Board of Aldermen, Town of Marshall,
1949-1961. Served in Army Air Corps as Sergeant, 1944-1946.
Representative in the General Assembly of 1961, 1963, 1967 and
1969. Baptist. Married Florence McDevitt. One daughter, Martha
Louise. Address: Marshall, N. C.



JOSEPH BRYANT RAYNOR, JR.

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

Joseph Bryant Raynor, Jr., Democrat, of Cumberland County,
representing the Twenty-third Representative District, was born
in Cumberland County, N. C, January 26, 1923. Son of Josepu



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Bryant, Sr. and Beatrice (Owen) Raynor. Attended Haymount
Grade School, 1929-1932; Seventy-first Elementary School, 1933-
1936; graduated Seventy-first High School, 1940; Electronic and
Engineering School, 1944. Owner of Raynor Supply Company,
dealer of automotive wholesale supplies. Member Fayetteville Ex-
change Club; Seventy-first Ruritan Club; Cumberland County
Young Democratic Club; Cumberland County Mental Health As-



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