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sociation; Cumberland County Guidance Center; Past President
Cumberland County Chapter, N. C. Society for Crippled Children
and Adults; Exchangite of Year, 1959; Selective Service Board
No. 26; Cystic Fibrosis Society. Member Knights of Pythias; Loyal
Order of Moose; United Commercial Travelers of America; The
Ancient Mystic Order of Bagmen of Bagdad. Appointed by the
late John F. Kennedy April 2, 1963, as member of Board of Select-
ive Service; i-esigned from this office after making decision to run
for N. C. House of Representatives. Was given a certificate of rec-
ognition for service to the Nation and Selective Service System in
the administration of the Universal Military Training and Service
Act by President Lyndon B. Johnson on June 30, 1964. Listed in
Who's Who in American Politics, 1969 and 1970; listed in National
Register of Prominent Americans, 1969 and 1970; member of the
Study Commission for North Carolina's Emotionally Disturbed
Children, 1969; Study Committee on Alcoholism, 1969; Vice Presi-
dent of TIHE — the study of Human Ecology — first organization of
this type in the United States. Member of the Committee appoint-
ed in 1969 to re-write the Mental Health Code for North Carolina.
Representative in the General Assembly of 1965, 1967 and 1969.
Member of Camp Ground Methodist Church; Board of Stewards
since 1954. Married Mildred Home, January 15, 1944. Address:
5234 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, N. C.



JACK L. RHYNE

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

Jack L. Rhyne, Democrat, of Gaston County, representing the
Forty-first Representative District, was born in Belmont, N. C,
May 12, 1935. Son of James Albert and the late Parvell P. (Lof-



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tin) Rhyne. Attended East Belmont, 1941-1947; Central Belmont,
Jr., 1948-1949 and Senior High, 1950-1953; Charlotte College,
1955-195G; Gardner-Webb Jr. College, 1953-1954. Operator of
Western Auto Store. Mayor, City of Belmont, 1963-1968, youngest
elected mayor in U. S.; named in Outstanding Young Men of
America, 1965. Lectured on Practical Politics and Municipal Gov-
ernment at Belmont Abbey College. President Gaston County
YDC, 1965; Chairman, Gaston County Mayors Council, 1964-1966;
Vice President Tenth Congressional District State YDC, 1966; Gas-
ton County Representative to Regional Council, 1968; Representa-
tive in the General Assembly of 1969; House of Representatives
member of 1969-1970 Governor's Auto Liability Insurance Com-
mission. Baptist; District Superintendent Training Union; Sun-
day School Teacher; Delegate to State Baptist Convention in
1949; Superintendent of Young Peoples Department Training
Union; Training Union Teacher; Counselor for RA's, (Baptist
Boys Club). Married Helen Sue Wallace, February 21, 1954. Chil-
dren: Robin, age 15; Johnny, age 12; Susan, age 8. Address:
South Point Road, Route 1, Belmont, N. C.



WILLIAM RILEY ROBERSON, JR.

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

William Riley Roberson, Jr., Democrat, of Beaufort County,
representing the Second Representative District, was born in
Washington, N. C, June 6, 1918. Son of W. R., Sr., and Rosa
(Watson) Roberson. Graduated Washington High School, 1935;
Davidson College, 1935-1936; Maryland School of Accounting,
1936-1938. President, WITN-AM-FM-TV, Roberson's Beverages,
Inc., Washington Shopping Center, Inc. and Smallwood, Inc. (real
estate developer). Member Broadcast Pioneers; International Radio
& Television Society; President, North Carolina Bottlers Assn.,
1946; President, North Carolina Association of Broadcasters,
1966-1967. Member Washington Masonic Lodge #675, past Mas-
ter; Sudan Temple. Representative in the General Assembly of
1967 and 1969. Presbyterian; Elder. Married Frances Morgan,



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May 25, 1940. One daughter, Mrs. Charles Zophar Potts, and one
son, W. R. Roberson, III. Two grandchildren. Address: 313 Col-
lege Avenue, Washington Park, Washington, N. C. 27889.



BOBBY WAYNE ROGERS

(Sixteenth House District — Counties: Franklin, Vance and War-
ren. Two Representatives.)

Bobby Wayne Rogers, Democrat, of Vance County, representing
the Sixteenth Representative District, was born in Vance County,
N. C, June 19, 1934. Son of Hartwell B. and Rena N. (Gentry)
Rogers. Attended Henderson High School, Henderson, N. C, 1948-
1952; Civil Engineering, N. C. State College, Raleigh, N. C, 1959;
George Washington University, Washington, D. C, LL.B. degree,
1963. Lawyer. Member North Carolina State Bar; North Carolina
Bar Assn.; North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers; Delta
Theta Phi Law Fraternity; Benevolent Protective Order of the
Elks; Loyal Order of the Moose. Prosecutor Vance County Re-
corder's Court, 1964-1968; Chairman Vance County Democratic
Executive Committee, 1967-1968. Served in U. S. Navy, 1952-1955.
Member St. John's Episcopal Church, Henderson, N. C. Married
Nancy Bell Rogers, April 28, 1960. Children: Samuel J.; Rena
E.; Michael F., and Matthew H. W. Address: 661 Lakeview Drive,
Henderson, N. C.



GEORGE ROUNTREE, III

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

George Rountree, III, Republican, of New Hanover County,
representing the Fifth Representative District, was born in Wil-
mington, N. C, August 10, 1933. Son of George Rountree, Jr. and
Helen (Johnson) Rountree. Attended North Phoenix High School,
Phoenix, Arizona, 1947-1949; West Phoenix High School, 1949-
1951; University of Arizona, B.A. degree in Liberal Arts, 1951-
1955; member Who's Who in Colleges and Universities, 1955;



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graduated with distinction, 1955; President Sophomore Class, 1952-
1953; member "Bobcats" Senior Men's Honorary Club; Cadet Col.
Army R.O.T.C., 1954-1955; University of Arizona College of Law,
1957-1960, LL.B. Lawyer. Member Maritime Law Assn. of the
United States; Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute; American
Trial Lawyers Assn.; North Carolina Bar Assn.; New Hanover
County Bar Assn., President, 1970. Associate Editor of American
Maritime Cases (named to this editorship in 1969.) Member Phi
Delta Phi, Legal Fraternity; Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Social Fra-
ternity; Sertoma Club of Wilmington, Charter President, 1967-
1969, Chairman, Board of Directors, 1960-1970. Organizer and
past President, Cape Fear Sportsmen's Club. Served in U. S. Army
Reserve, 1955-1963, honorably discharged as Captain; active duty.
Fort Knox, Kentucky, 1955-1957. Member St. James Episcopal
Church, Wilmington, N. C. Married Judy Kay Burress, February
28, 1964. One son, George Rountree, IV, age one year. Address:
2210 Parham Drive, Wilmington, N. C. 28401.



HERBERT HORTON ROUNTREE

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

Herbert Horton Rountree, Democrat, of Pitt County, represent-
ing the Eighth Representative District, was born in Farmville,
N. C, May 5, 1921. Son of Charles Stanley and Madeline V. (Hor-
ton) Rountree. Attended Farmville High School, 1934-1938; Dar-
lington Prep School, 1938-1939; University of North Carolina,
A.B. degree, 1943; University of North Carolina Law School,
LL.B. degree, 1950. Lawyer. Member North Carolina State Bar;
Pitt County Bar Assn.; Fifth Judicial Bar Assn.; Delta Theta
Phi Legal Fraternity. Member Governor's Industrial Financing
Study Group, 1961-1962; North Carolina Judicial Council, 1961-
1962; Loan Committee, State Employees' Credit Union, 1958-1962.
Master Farmville Masonic Lodge #517, 1955. Member New Bern
Consistory #3, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemason-
ry; Sudan Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. of New Bern, N. C; Pitt County
Scottish Rite and Shrine Clubs; Burnette-Rouse Post #9081, Vet-
erans of Foreign Wars. Commander, Farmville American Legion
Post #151, 1954; Governor, Greenville Lodge #885, Loyal Order



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of Moose, 1965; Exalted Ruler, Greenville Lodge #1645, Bene-
volent and Protective Order of Elks, 1966; President, Farmville
Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1952; Jaycee, Distinguished Service
Award, 1953. Commissioner, Town of Farmville, 1955-1957; Solici-
tor Pitt County Recorder's Court, 1951-1953; Assistant Attorney
General of North Carolina, 1959-1962. Served in U. S. Naval Re-
serve, Lt. (J.G.), 1943-1946, Pacific Theatre. Representative in
the General Assembly of 1967 and 1969. Member State Courts
Commission; Governor's Advisory Committee on Law and Order;
Legislative Research Commission Subcommittee to study Shortage
of Rural Doctors and General Health Affairs; Governor's Task
Force Committee on Apprehension and Suppression; Legislative
Committee to Rewrite the A.B.C. Laws; Salvation Army Advisory
Board; Executive Committee of Coastal Plains Mental Health
Association. Episcopalian. Member of Vestry, Farmville Em-
manuel Church, 1952-1956; St. Christopher's Church, Garner,
1960-1962; St. Paul's Greenville, 1963-1965; Sunday School Teacher
and Lay Reader. Married Helen Elizabeth Lotz, 1946. Three
daughters: Kathryn Rountree Cameron; Mary Helen Rountree;
Dorene Horton Rountree; one son, Charles S. Rountree, IIL Ad-
dress: 1209 Drexel Lane, Greenville, N. C.



KENNETH CLAIBORNE ROYALL, JR.

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

Kenneth Claiborne Royall, Jr., Democrat, of Durham County,
representing the Eighteenth Representative District, was born in
Warshaw, N. C, September 2, 1918. Son of Kenneth Claiborne
and Margaret Pierce (Best) Royall. Attended Goldsboro High
School, Goldsboro, N. C, 1932-1934; Episcopal High School, Alex-
andria, Va., 1934-1936; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
N. C, 1936-1940, A.B. degree; University of Virginia Law School,
1940-1941; Wake Forest Law School, 1941-1942. Owner retail
furniture store. Member Southern Retail Furniture Assn.; Direct-
or, North Carolina Merchants Assn.; Rotary Club; Elks Club;
Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Member Board of Directors,
Durham Chamber of Commerce, 1962-1967. President, Durham



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Merchants Assn., 1905; President Sales and Marketing Executives
Assn., 1959. Member Durham County Board of Education, 1957-
1966, Chairman, 1959-1966. Served in U. S. Marine Corps. 1942-
1945, rank, Major. Received Bronze Star with V while serving as
platoon loader in South Pacific area during World War II. Repre-
sentative in the General Assembly of 1967 and 1969. Member Leg-
islative Research Commission, Chairman of Health Committee;
member North Carolina Courts Commission. Member St. Phillips
Episcopal Church, Durham, N. C; Junior Warden, 1959; Senior
Warden, 1964 ; now serving on Vestry. Married Julia Bryan Zol-
licoffer, February 10, 1945. Children: Kenneth Claiborne Royall,
III, age 24; Jere Zollicoffer Royall, age 20; and Julia Bryan
Royall, age 17. Address: 64 Beverly Drive, Durham, N. C.



WILLIAM MARCUS SHORT

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

William Marcus Short, Democrat, of Guilford County, repre-
senting the Twenty-sixth Representative District, was born in
Pleasant Garden, Guilford County, N. C, August 4, 1930. Son of
George Asa and Maude Blanche (Futrell) Short. Attended Sum-
ner High School, 1936-1948; University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill, graduated August, 1955, B.S. in Business Adminis-
tration; University of North Carolina Law School, LL.B. degree,
1958. Lawyer. Member North Carolina State Bar; North Caro-
lina Bar Association; American Bar Association; Eighteenth Ju-
dicial District Bar Association; Delta Theta Phi; Buena Vista
Lodge, Odd Fellows of Greensboro; past Governor, Greensboro
Lodge No. 685, Loyal Order of Moose, May, 1962 to April, 1963.
Former member Greensboro Junior Chamber of Commerce;
Greensboro Chamber of Commerce; Jaycees Old Timers of Greens-
boro; Elks Club; Sumner Civitan Club, past President; past Pres-
ident, Sumner High School P.T.A. Served with U. S. Air Force,
1950-1953, Staff Sergeant. Representative in the General Assem-
bly of 1965, 1967 and 1969. Member Rehobeth Methodist Church;
Board of Stewards, 1959-1962. Married Dorothy Ruth Mangum,
February 16, 1952. One daughter, Nancy Elizabeth Short, born



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August 25, 1956. Address: 1004 Kylemore Drive, Greensboro,
N. C. Mailing address: Suite 228, Southeastern Building, Greens-
boro, N. C.



ARTHUR LYNN SMITH

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

Arthur Lynn Smith, Democrat, of Iredell County, representing
the Thirty-ninth Representative District, was born in Troutman,
N. C, January 22, 1904. Son of John T. and Minnie (Arthur;
Smith. Attended Troutman High School, 1923; Erskine College,
1923-1924; Kings Business College, 1925. Retired, 1969, Duke
Power Company. Member Associate Reformed Presbyterian
Church; Deacon, 1940-1946; Elder since 1960. Married Gladys
Davidson Smith (now deceased). May 25, 1930. Two sons, Arthur
Lynn Smith, Jr., and John T. Smith ; one daughter, Mrs. Janet
Reid Smith Wolf. Address: Rt. #1, Mooresville, N. C.



CARL MANEVAL SMITH

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

Carl Maneval Smith, Democrat, of Orange County, represent-
ing the Twentieth Representative District, was born in Greensboro,
N. C, October 31, 1912. Son of Chester Gumming and Catherine
(Maneval) Smith. Attended public schools of High Point, N. C,
1918-1929; High Point College, B.S. in Chemical Engineering,
1933; University of North Carolina, M.A. in Mathematics, 1944.
Investment broker. Member Rotary Club, Chapel Hill, President,
1947-1948; member Board of Directors, Chapel Hill Chamber of
Commerce. Member Examining Committee, Central Carolina Bank
& Trust Company, Chapel Hill, also Board of Directors and Execu-
tive Committee; member Chapel Hill School Board, 1947-1956;
Orange County Board of Commissioners, 1962-1970, Chairman,
1968-1970. President of Class, High Point College, 1933. Received



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Recognition and Appreciation Award, Chapel Hill Junior Chamber
of Commerce, 1957. Member University United Methodist Church;
Trustee, also Sunday School Teacher, and Chairman, Commission
on Finance. Married Anzelette Prevost, May 23, 1934. Three
daughters, Carla (Mrs. James Chamblee), Katherine (Mrs. Richard
N. Gunter), and Zan Prevost. Home address: 408 Westwood Drive,
Chapel Hill, N. C. 27514. Office address: 115 N. Columbia Street,
Chapel Hill, N. C.



JOHN McNeill smith, jr.

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

John McNeill Smith, Jr., Democrat, of Guilford County, repre-
senting the Twenty-sixth Representative District, was born in
Rowland, N. C, April 9, 1918. Son of John McNeill, Sr. and Roberta
Olivia (Andrew) Smith. Attended Rowland Public School, 1924-
1934; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, A.B. degree,
1938; Columbia University Law School, LL.B., 1941. Member
Greensboro, N. C, American, and International Bar Associations;
life member Judicial Conference, U. S. Court of Appeals; Inter-
national Association of Insurance Counsel; Vice Chairman, Amer-
ican Bar Association Council on Individual Rights and Responsi-
bilities; American Judicature Society. Member Kappa Epsilon
Fraternity; Phi Delta Phi (legal); Phi Beta Kappa, Vice Presi-
dent, 1937-1938; Order of Golden Fleece; Order of the Grail;
Amphoterothen, President, 1936-1937. Director, Greensboro Cham-
ber of Commerce, 1961-1962 ; Chairman, Downtown Improvement
Committee 1961-1964; winner of North Carolina Planning Award,
1963 and Chamber of Commerce Award for Outstanding Service,
1965; State Chairman of International Relations when a Jaycee;
an incorporator, 1954, and past President, American Freedom
Association, and Chairman for several years. Southeastern World
Affairs Institute. Past President, American Business Club; mem-
ber Executive Committee, Southern Regional Council, and Board
of Trustees, North Carolina Outward Bound School; charter mem-
ber, Greensboro Citizens for Greensboro College; charter member,
Secretary and Director, Excellence Fund, UNC-G, and member



Speed of Franklin
Speros of Robeson
Stevens of Buncombe



Stewart of Gaston
Tart of Sampson

Taylor of Transylvania



Twiggs of Wake
Venters of Onslow

Vogler of Mecklenburg



Warlick of Catawba
Watkins of Granville
Webster of Rockingham



Whichard of Durham

Wynne of Wake

Jo Ann Smith
Principal Clerk




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Boai-d of Directors, Hayes-Taylor YMCA. Author of Equal Pro-
tection of the Laws in North Carolina, 1963. Report of the N. C.
Advisory Committee, Chairman, 1959-1963. Served in U. S. Navy,
1941-1945; Lt. Commander, USNR; Reserve Officers Association,
USA. Methodist; elected several terms, Lay Leader, Guilford and
Rockingham counties; Sunday School Teacher since 1945; Presi-
dent, Men's Fellowship, 1958-1959; member Official Board and
Chairman, Ecumenical Affairs Commission, West Market Street
Methodist Church; organizer, Greensboro Association of Churches;
Chairman Committee on National Affairs, North Carolina Coun-
cil of Churches, 1960-1962. Married Louise Huske Jordan, May
19, 1941. Children: Louise Jordan Smith, Anne Talbott Smith,
John McNeill Smith, III and Eleanor Huske Smith. Address:
2501 West Market Street, Greensboro, N. C. 27403.



JAMES EUGENE SNYDER

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

James Eugene Snyder, Republican, of Davidson County, repre-
senting the Thirty-first Representative District, was born in Lex-
ington, N. C, September 9, 1911. Son of the late C. A. and Sallie
Frances (Myers) Snyder. Graduated from Reeds High School,
1928; Wake Forest College, B.S. degree, 1932; Wake Forest Col-
lege Law School, LL.B. degree, 1938. Member Gamma Eta Gamma
Legal Fraternity; North Carolina and Davidson County Bar.
Practicing attorney in Lexington in the firm of Leonard and
Snyder. Member and past President of Lexington Civitan Club.
Representative from Davidson County in the General Assembly of
1947, 1961, 1963, 1963 Special Session, 1965, 1965 Special Session,
and 1969. Member of State Courts Commission since 1963 ; State
Board of Elections, 1950-1954; State and Davidson County Re-
publican Executive Committees and past Chairman of the County
Committee. Baptist; former Deacon and Sunday School Teacher.
Married Sarah Frances Olive of Apex, N. C, June 7, 1941. Two
children: Jean Olive Snyder Stubbs and James Eugene Snyder, Jr.
Address: 402 Park Street, Lexington, N. C.



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R. C. SOLES, JR.

(Thirteenth House District— Counties: Brunswick and Columbus.
Two Representatives.)

Robert Charles Soles, Jr., Democrat, of Columbus County, rep-
resenting the Thirteenth Representative District, was born in
Tabor City, N. C, December 17, 1934. Son of Robert C. and Myrtle
(Norris) Soles. Attended Tabor City High School; Wake Forest
University, B.S., 1956 and University of N. C. School of Law,
LL.B., 1959. Lawyer. Member American Bar Association; N. C.
Bar Association; American Trial Lawyers Association and N. C.
Association of County Attorneys. Article concerning Domestic Re-
lations published in N. C. Law Review. Member University of
North Carolina Board of Trustees. Member of Phi Alpha Delta
Law Fraternity; Rotary Club, past President. Representative in
the General Assembly of 1969. Served in U.S. Army, 1957-67, (Re-
serve), Captain. Member Tabor City Baptist Church. Address:
Box 275, Tabor City, N. C.



JAMES DAVIS SPEED

(Sixteenth House District — Counties: Franklin, Vance and
Warren. Two Representatives.)

James Davis Speed, Democrat, of Franklin County, representing
the Sixteenth Representative District, was born in Louisburg,
N. C, January 30, 1915. Son of Henry Plummer and Addie (Jef-
freys) Speed. Graduate of Gold Sand High School, Franklin
County, N. C, 1934. Farmer, tobacco warehouseman. Supervisor
of Sales, Henderson Tobacco Market, 1948-1960; President,
Franklin County Farm Bureau, 1948-1949; Chairman Franklin
County Democratic Executive Committee, 1960-1964; Vice Chair-
man, Board of Trustees, Franklin Memorial Hospital. Member
Franklin County Board of Health, 1948-1968; member Executive
Committee, Tar Heel Production Credit Assn. ; Louisburg Masonic
Lodge; Sudan Temple Shrine; Master of Louisburg Masonic Lodge,
1944-1945. Representative in the General Assembly of 1961, 1963,
1965, 1967 and 1969. Deacon, Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Married



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Martha Matthews, 1947. Children: Claudie, ajye 21, Robert Thomas,
age 19, and James M., age 4. Home address: Route 3, Louisburg,
N. C.



GUS SPEROS

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

Gus Speros, Democrat, of Robeson County, representing the
Twenty-fourth Representative District, was born in Maxton, N. C,
October G, 1923. Son of Thomas K. and Mary (Aftanas) Speros.
Attended Maxton Public Schools; graduated from Maxton High
School in 1940. President of Speros Construction Company, Inc.,
Maxton, N. C; President of Defiance of the Carolinas, Inc., Max-
ton, N. C, manufacturers of precast concrete sewage disposal
systems. Member of Associated General Contractors; National
Board of Realtors. Selected to testify before the United States
Senate in 1962 and 1963 (87th and 88th Congresses) for Small
Business Set-Aside in Construction. Served as member of Advisory
Council of Small Business Administration, February 1964-February
1968. Chairman of the North Carolina Association General Con-
tractors Congressional; Chairman Conservation and Sports Fish-
eries Advisory Committee; member Committee for the Reorganiza-
tion of State Government. Member of Town Council, Maxton,
N. C, 1951-1953. Representative in General Assembly of 1969.
Sergeant, 870th Signal Combat, 1943-1946. Member First Presby-
terian Church of Maxton; President Men's Bible Class, 1963.
Married Christine Lee of Dunn, N. C, January 17, 1947. Children:
Thomas Lee, age 21; Michael Gus, age 16; Steven Eugene, age
10; and Catherine Anne, age 9. Address: 322 Shoe Heel Street,
Maxton, N. C.



JOHN SHORTER STEVENS

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

John Shorter Stevens, Democrat, of Buncombe County, repre-
senting the Forty-fifth Representative District, was born in Ashe-



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ville, N. C, May 30, 1933. Son of John Henry and Viola Wyatt
(Shorter) Stevens. Attended Christ School, Arden, N. C, 1952;
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N. C, A.B. Economics,
1956; University of North Carolina Law School, LL.B., 1961.
Lawyer. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Phi and Chi Phi.
Corporal, U.S. Army, 1957-1958. Representative in the General
Assembly of 1969. Member Episcopal Church, Asheville. Married
Imogene (Cissie) Radeker, August 21, 1965. Two sons, John Brent
Stevens, age 3, and Wyatt Shorter Stevens, age 1. Address: 8 Pine
Tree Road, Asheville, N. C. 28804.



CARL JEROME STEWART, JR.

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

Carl Jerome Stewart, Jr., Democrat, of Gaston County, repre-
senting the Forty-first Representative District, was born in Gas-
tonia, N. C, October 2, 1936. Son of Carl Jerome and Hazel (Hol-
land) Stewart. Attended Ashley High School, Gastonia, N. C,
1950-1954; Duke University, A.B. degree, 1958; elected to Phi Beta
Kappa; Duke University Law School, LL.B. degree, 1958-1961.
Lawyer, and Professor, Gaston College, teaching Business Law.
Member American Bar Assn. ; American Trial Lawyers Assn. ;
N. C. Bar Assn.: "N. C. State Bar. At Ashley High School, was
selected President Sophomore, Junior and Senior classes, also
Firestone Scholar. At Duke University, was Regional Scholar;
President, Student Body, and Assistant to the Dean; won Southern
Regional National Moot Court Competition and was national
finalist in New York; was also Atlantic Coast Conference Debating
Champion ; President, Duke Alumni Assn. ; member. Board of Ad-
visers of Gardner-Webb College; Chairman, Duke University
Alumni Admissions Committee for Gaston County. Member New-
comen Society; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Gaston
Country Club. Director and past President, Gaston Skills, Inc.,
an organization to aid in rehabilitation of physically and mentally
handicapped adults. Member Board of Directors, Gaston Children's
Center, and has been their legal advisor; member, Board of
Directors, Gaston County Chapter for American Cancer Society;



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