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Hackney, August 2, 1924. Address: Washington, N. C.



JOHN HOSEA KERR

(Second District—Counties: Bertie, Edgecombe, Greene, Halifax,
Lenoii-, Northampton, Warren, and Wilson. Population, 293,297.)

John Hosea Kerr, Democrat, of Warrenton, was born at Yan-
ceyville, N. C. Son of Captain John H. Kerr, of the Confederate
Army, and Eliza Katherine (Yancey) Kerr. Was a student in
Bingham School, Orange County, N. C, just prior to its removal
to the City of Asheville. Graduated with A.B. Degree from Wake
Forest College in 1895. Studied law at Wake Forest under Dr.
Needham Y. Gulley, LL.D., and was one of the first three law
students to be admitted to the Bar from this institution, and the
only one of these three to practice law in the State of North Caro-
lina. Degree of Doctor of Law was bestowed by the Trustees of
Wake Forest College. Elected Solicitor of what is now the Third
Judicial District and served for eleven years. While Solicitor was
elected Judge of the Superior Court of said District and served
eight years. While serving on the Bench was nominated for Con-



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gress to succeed Hon. Claude Kitchin, deceased. Was elected to
the 68th Congress of the United States at a Special Election held
November 6, 1923, and re-elected to the 69th, 70th, 71st, 72nd, 73rd,
74th, 75th, 76th, 77th, 78th, 79th, 80th and 81st Congress. The
ranking Democrat on the Appropriations Committee and the Chair-
man of the Subcommittee for National Defense; Member of the
Deficiencies subcommittee; Member Democratic House Steering-
Committee. In 1935, was appointed by the President as one of a
Special Congressional Committee composed of three Senators and
six Representatives to investigate the eligibility for admission of
the Hawaiian Islands into the Union as a State. In 1941, was
appointed by the Secretary of State as Chairman of the American
Delegation to the International Congress of the Western Hemis-
phere held in Mexico City. Home address: Warrenton, N. C.



GRAHAM A. HARDEN

(Third Dist)ict — Counties: Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Jones,
Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Sampson, and Wayne. Population,
251,370.)

Graham Arthur Barden, Democrat, was born in Sampson Coun-
ty, N. C, September 25, 1896. Son of James Jefferson and Mary
Robinson (James) Barden. Attended Burgaw High School; Uni-
versity of North Carolina, LL.B. Degree. Attorney-at-law. Mem-
ber of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity; Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Member of Sudan Shrine; Doric Masonic Lodge; Benevolent and
Protective Order of Elks; American Legion; Master of Doric
Lodge 1928; Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge; Commander of
the American Legion; Counsellor of the Junior Order. Served in
the United States Navy during World War I. Judge of Craven
County Court. Representative from Craven County to General
Assembly 1933. Elected to the Seventy-fourth Congress, the Sev-
enty-fifth Congress, the Seventy-sixth Congress, the Seventy-sev-
enth Congress, the Seventy-eighth Congress, the Seventy-ninth
Congress, the Eightieth Congress, and the Eighty-first Congress.
Presbyterian; Deacon of First Presbyterian Church, New Bern.
Married Miss Agnes Foy; two children, Graham A., Jr., and Agnes
F. Barden. Address: New Bern, N. C.



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HAROLD D. COOLEY

(Fourth Dist)ict — Counties: Chatham, Franklin, Johnston, Nash,
Randolph, Vance, and Wake. Population, 358,573.)

Harold Dunbar Cooley, Democrat, of Nashville, N. C, son of the
late R. A. P. Cooley and Hattie Davis Cooley; born July 26, 1897;
attended the public schools of Nash County, the University of
North Carolina, and the law school of Yale University; licensed
to practice law in February, 1918; served in the Naval Aviation
Flying Corps during the World War; presidential elector in 1932;
President, Nash County Bar Association, 1933; member of Junior
Order United American Mechanics, Phi Delta Theta fraternity,
and Phi Delta Phi national law fraternity; member of Baptist
Church; married Miss Madeline Strickland in 1923, and is father
of two children — a son, Roger A. P. Cooley, 2nd, and a daughter,
Hattie Davis Cooley. Elected to Seventy-third Congress, July 7,
1934; re-elected to the Seventy-fourth Congress, November 6, 1934,
and to each succeeding Congress. Address: Nashville, N. C.

THURMOND CHATHAM

(Fifth District — Counties: Caswell, Forsyth, Granville, Person,
Rockingham, Stokes, Surry. Population, 323,217.)

Thurmond Chatham, Democrat, was born at Elkin, N. C, August
16, 1896. Son of Hugh Gwyn and Martha Lenoir (Thurmond)
Chatham. Attended Woodberry Forest School, 1912-1915; Uni-
versity of North Carolina, 1915-1916; Yale University, 1916-1917;
Honorary Degree, Doctor Textile Science, State College, 1941.
Woolen Blanket Manufacturer; Chairman of Board, Chatham
Manufacturing Company, Elkin. Member Forsyth County Com-
missioners, 1924-1928; Board of Conservation and Development,
1936-1940. Trustee University of North Carolina. Former Presi-
dent, N. C. Dairymans Association and N. C. Guernsey Breeders
Association. Seaman 2nd Class, U. S. Navy, 1917; Ensign (T),
1918-1919; Commander, 1942-1946. Service in Atlantic and Pacific,
1943-1944 on U.S.S. Phoenix. Awarded Bronze Star for combat
operations; Secretary Navy Commendation Medal. Methodist.
Married Miss Lucy Hodgin Hanes, October 29, 1919. Two sons:
Hugh Gwyn Chatham and Richard Thurmond Chatham, Jr. Ad-
dress: 112 Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, N. C.



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CARL T. DURHAM

(Sixth District — Counties: Alamance, Durham, Guilford and
Orange. Population, 314,659.)

Carl Thomas Durham, Democrat, was born at White Cross, Bing-
ham Township, Orange County, N. C, August 28, 1892. Son of
Claude P. and Delia Ann (Lloyd) Durham. Attended White Cross
Graded School 1898 to 1908; Mandale High School 1909, 1910, 1911
and 1912; University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy 1916
and 1917. Pharmacist. Member N.C.P.A.; vice-president N.C.P.A.
Member Chapel Hill Board of Aldermen 1922 to 1927; Chapel Hill
School Board 1927 to 1938; Orange County Board of Commis-
sioners 1933 to December 1, 1938. Elected to the 76th Congress,
77th Congress, 78th Congress, 79th Congress, 80th Congress and
81st Congress. Third ranking member of the Armed Services Com-
mittee and Vice-Chairman of the Joint Committee on Atomic
Energy. Married Miss Margaret Joe Whitsett, December 30, 1919.
Five children : Celia, Margaret, Eulalia Ann, Carl T., Jr., and
Mrs. Sue D. Sessler. Address: Chapel Hill, N. C.

FRANK ERTEL CARLYLE

(Seventh District — Counties : Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus,
Cumberland, Harnett, New Hanover and Robeson. Population,
318,298.)

Frank Ertel Carlyle, Democrat, of Lumberton, N. C; lawyer;
born in Lumberton, N. C, April 7, 1897, son of William W. and
Lillian O. Carlyle; educated in the public schools of Robeson Coun-
ty, Wilson Memorial Academy, Nyack, N. Y., and the University
of North Carolina; licensed to practice law in January 1921; mar-
ried Lois Godwin Caldwell, daughter of Luther H. and Nora G.
Caldwell, May 19, 1927. One daughter, Lois Godwin Carlyle, 16
years of age, now a student at Ward-Belmont, Nashville, Ten-
nessee. Served in the United States Navy during World War I;
former member Robeson County Board of Elections; former chair-
man Robeson County Democratic Executive Committee; former
president 9th Judicial District Bar Association; past president
Lumberton Rotary Club; member of the American Legion for
more than 25 years, and past commander of Lumberton Post;
Baptist; 32nd degree Mason, Shriner; Phi Delta Theta Fraternity;



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elected Solicitor 9th Judicial District of North Carolina in 1938,
and re-elected in 1942 and 1946; elected to the 81st Congress No-
vember 1948; member of the Committee on Post Office and Civil
Service.

CHARLES BENNETT DEANE

(Eighth District' — Counties: Anson, Davidson, Davie. Hoke, Lee,
Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Scotland, Union, Wilkes, and Yad-
kin. Population, 340,457.)

Charles Bennett Deane, Democrat, of Rockingham, N. C, was
born in Ansonville Township, Anson County, N. C, November 1,
1898. Son of John Leaird and Florence Mae (Boyette) Deane.
Attended Pee Dee Academy, Rockingham, N. C; Trinity Park
School, Durham, N. C, 1918-1920; Graduated from Wake Forest
Law School with LL.B. Degree, 1923. Owner of General Insurance
Business; Administrative Lawyer. Member, Richmond County
N. C. Bar Association; Licensed by North Carolina Supreme
Court as an attorney, February 1923. Register of Deeds, Rich-
mond County, N. C, 1926-1934; Compiler, United States Congres-
sional Directory, 1933-1936. Attorney, Wage and Hour Division,
Washington, 1939-1940. Mason; Benevolent and Protective Order
of Elks. For several years and at present, Trustee, Wake Forest
College. Student, Army Training Corps, Trinity Park School,
1918-1919. Baptist. Recording Secretary North Carolina Baptist
State Convention, 1932-1947. Married Miss Agnes Walker Cree,
October 15, 1927. Three children: Betty Cree Deane, 19; Agnes
Carol Deane, 15; Charles B. Deane, 11. Address: Rockingham,
N. C.

ROBERT LEE DOUGHTON

(Ninth District — Counties: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Cabar-
rus, Caldwell, Iredell, Rowan, Stanly, and Watauga. Population,
310,225.)

Robert L. Doughton, Democrat, Laurel Springs, was born at
Laurel Springs, November 7, 1863. Educated in the public schools
and at Laurel Springs and Sparta High Schools. Farmer and
stock raiser. Appointed a member of the Board of Agriculture in
1903. Elected to the State Senate from the Thirty-fifth District
in 1908. Served as director of the State Prison from 1909 to 1911.



Senator Clyde R. Hoey



Carlyle — Seventh District
Deane Eighth District



Doughton — Ninth District
Junes Tenth District



Bulwinkle— Eleventh District
Redden -Twelfth District





AdPim



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Elected to the Sixty-second, Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, Sixty-fifth,
Sixty-sixth, Sixty-seventh, Sixty-eighth, Sixty-ninth, Seventieth,
Seventy-first, Seventy-second, Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth, Sev-
enty-fifth, Seventy-sixth, Seventy-seventh, Seventy-eighth, Sev-
enty-ninth, Eightieth and Eighty-first Congresses by large majori-
ties. Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means Seventy-
third to Seventy-ninth Congresses, inclusive. Re-elected Chairman
of the Committee on Ways and Means, Eighty-first Congress. Has
held this position longer than any other man in the history of the
Government. Alternating chairman, Joint Congressional Committee
on Internal Revenue Taxation.



HAMILTON CHAMBERLAIN .lONES

(Tenth District — Counties: Avery, Burke, Catawba, Lincoln,
Mecklenburg and Mitchell. Population, 295,822.)

Hamilton Chamberlain Jones, Democrat, of Charlotte, N. C,
was born in Charlotte, N. C. Son of Hamilton Chamberlain, Jr.
and Sophia Convere (Myers) Jones. Attended Charlotte Gram-
mar School; Central High School, Washington, D. C; Homers
Military School, Oxford, N. C; A.B., Elective Law, University of
North Carolina; M.A., Elective Law, Columbia University, New
York City. Attorney at Law. Member of the American Bar Asso-
ciation; North Carolina Bar Association; Chairman of Executive
Committee, North Carolina Bar Association, 1936; President, 1940.
Member of North Carolina State Bar; Mecklenburg Bar Associa-
tion, President, 1932. Recorder of City of Charlotte; Juvenile
Court Judge; United States Assistant District Attorney of West-
ern District of North Carolina, 1919-1921. Chairman of Demo-
cratic Party of Mecklenburg County for fourteen years. State
Senator, State of North Carolina. Presented portrait of former
Chief Justice W. A. Hoke to Supreme Court of North Carolina
with accompanying address which is filed in the office of the Clerk
of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. Member and President,
Charlotte Rotary Club; Vice-Chairman, Charlotte Chamber of
Commerce; Member of the Executives' Club; Member and Vice-
Chairman of the Board of the Charlotte Memorial Hospital Au-
thority; Chairman, Executive Committee of Thompson Orphanage
and Training School. Member of Blue Lodge Masonry; Thirty-



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second Degree Mason; Oasis Temple of Shrine; Charlotte Red
Fez Club; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Knights of
Pythias; SAE Fraternity, University of North Carolina and Co-
lumbia University; member of the Gimghoul, University of North
Carolina. Episcopalian; Senior Warden, Junior Warden, member
of Vestry, Superintendent of Sunday School. Elected to Eightieth
Congress on November 5, 1946, and to Eighty-first Congress. Mar-
ried Miss Bessie Smedes Erw^in, October 23, 1915. Three children:
William Erwin Jones, age 27; Mrs. Elizabeth Jones Boehmer, 24;
Miss Alice McAden Jones, 19. Address: 201 Cherokee Road, Char-
lotte, N. C.



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ALFRED LEE BULWINKLE

(Eleventh District — Counties: Cleveland, Gaston, Madison, Mc-
Dov^^ell, Polk, Rutherford, and Yancey. Population, 265,757.)

Alfred Lee Bulwinkle, Democrat, Gastonia, Gaston County,
N. C, born April 21, 1883. Attended school at Dallas, N. C.
Studied law under the late Oscar F. Mason of Gaston County, and
at the University of North Carolina. Doctor of Civil Laws, Lenoir-
Rhyne College, Hickory, N. C. Admitted to the Bar 1904. Lawyer.
Prosecuting Attorney Municipal Court of City of Gastonia 1913-
1916. Democratic Nominee for Senator from Gaston County for
the General Assembly 1916; withdrew on account of military serv-
ice on the Mexican border 1917. Captain Company B, 1st Inf.
N.C.N.G. 1909-1917. Major, commanding Second Battalion, 113th
Field Artillery, 55th F. A. Brigade, 30th Division 1917-1919.
Served in American Expeditionary Forces in France. Married Miss
Bessie B. Lewis, Dallas, N. C; children: Mrs. E. Grainger (Fran-
ces McKean) Williams, Little Rock, Arkansas, and Alfred Lewis
(Major, Inf. World War II), Lawyer, Gastonia. Lutheran. Mem-
ber Executive Board United Lutheran Church of America. Mem-
ber of various patriotic and fraternal organizations and bar asso-
ciations. Elected from the Ninth Congressional District of North
Carolina to 67th, 68th, 69th, and 70th Congresses. Elected from
the Tenth District of N. C. to the 72nd to 77th Congresses, inclu-
sive. Elected from the Eleventh District 1942, 78th through 80th
Congresses. Re-elected to the 81st Congress, 1948. United States
Delegate to the International Civil Aviation Conference, Chicago,
1944, and Montreal, Canada, 1947. United States Adviser Inter-



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national Civil Aviation Conference Organization, Geneva, Switzer-
land, 1947. Member Committee on Interstate and Foreign Com-
merce. Office in Washington: 1313 House Office Building. Home
address: Gastonia, N. C.

MONROE MINOR REDDEN

(Tivelffh District — Counties: Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Gra-
ham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Swain, and Transyl-
vania. Population, 260,908.)

Monroe Minor Redden of Henderson County, was born in Hen-
dersonville, N. C, September 24, 1901. Son of John L. and Julia
(Trimble) Redden. Attended the public schools of the county;
graduated from Fruitland Institute, 1919; attended Law School,
Wake Forest College; admitted to the Bar, 1923. Chairman, Hen-
derson County Democratic Committee, 1930-1946; Chairman, State
Democratic Executive Committee of North Carolina, February,
1942-August, 1944; elected to Eightieth Congress, November 5,
1946, receiving largest total vote and largest majority of any con-
gressional candidate in the State; re-elected to Eighty-first Con-
gress November 2, 1948. Married Miss Mary Belle Boyd, 1923.
Two sons, Monroe, Jr., and Robert M. Home address: Henderson-
ville, N. C.



JUSTICES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA
SUPREME COURT

WALTER PARKER STACY

CHIEF JUSTICE

Walter Parker Stacy, Democrat, born in Ansonville, N. C, De-
cember 26, 1884; son of Rev. L. E. and Rosa (Johnson) Stacy;
educated Weaverville (N. C.) College 1895-1898; Morven (N. C.)
Hig-h School 1899-1902; University of North Carolina, A.B. 1908;
attended Law School, same, 1908-1909, LL.D. (Hon.) 1923; mar-
ried Maude DeGan Graff, of Lake Placid Club, N. Y., June 15,
1929 (since deceased) ; practiced law in pai'tnership with Graham
Kenan 1910-1916. Represented New Hanover County in General
Assembly of N. C. 1915; Judge Superior Court, 8th Judicial Dis-
trict 1916-1920; elected, 1920, Associate Justice Supreme Court of
North Carolina for full term ; appointed by Governor A. W. Mc-
Lean, March 16, 1925, to succeed Chief Justice Hoke (resigned)
and in 1926, in 1934, and again in 1942, nominated without oppo-
sition in primary and elected Chief Justice Supreme Court for 8-
year terms; member American and North Carolina Bar Associa-
tions. General Alumni Association University of North Carolina
(president 1925-1926) ; lecturer summers 1922-1925 inclusive, in
Law School University of North Carolina, tendered deanship of
same 1923; lecturer Northwestern University School of Law, sum-
mer sessions 1926-1927; named by U. S. Board of Mediation, under
Railway Labor Act, as neutral arbitrator to serve on Board of
Arbitration (six members), and later elected chairman of board
to settle wage controversy between the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Elngineers and certain railroads in southeastern teri'itory of United
States 1927-1928; appointed by President Coolidge, 1928, member
of Emergency Board of five, under Railway Labor Act, to inves-
tigate and report respecting a dispute between officers and mem-
bers of the Order of Railway Conductors and Brotherhood of Rail-
way Trainmen, and certain railroads located west of the Missis-
sippi River; named by U. S. Board of Mediation, January 1931,
to serve as neutral arbitrator in controversy between Biotherhood
of Railroad Trainmen and New York Central, the "Big Four"
and P. and L. E. railroads, and again in November 1931 to serve



Chief Justice Stacy



Justice Devin

Justice Barnhill



Justice Winborne
Justice Seawell



Justice Denny

Justice Ervin




Biographical Sketches 389

as neutral arbitrator in controversy between Brotherhood of Rail-
way and Steamship Clerks, etc., and Railway Express Agency.
Appointed by President Hoover 1932, member of Emergency Board
of three, later elected chairman of Board, to investigate and report
concerning a number of questions in difference between L. and A.
and L. A. and T. railways and certain of their employees. Chair-
man Commission appointed to redraft Constitution of North Caro-
lina 1931-1932. Appointed by President Roosevelt in 1933, in 1934
and again in 1938 to Emergency Boards under Railway Labor Act.
Appointed by President Roosevelt 1934, Chairman National Steel
and Textile Labor Relations boards; and again in 1941 as an Alter-
nate Member of the National Defense Mediation Board; and in
1942 as an Associate Member of the National War Labor Board
and also as a Member of the National Railway Labor Panel. Ap-
pointed by President Truman 1945, Chairman of the President's
National Labor-Management Conference. Methodist. Residence:
Wilmington, N. C. Office: Raleigh, N. C.



WILLIAM AUGUSTUS DEVIN

ASSOCIATE JUSTICE

William Augustus Devin, Democrat, was born in Granville
County, July 12, 1871. Son of Robert Ira and Mary (Transou)
Devin. Attended Horner Military School 1883-1887; Wake Forest
College; University of North Carolina Law School 1892-1893.
Member North Carolina Bar Association. Mayor Oxford 1903-
1909. Representative in the General Assembly 1911 and 1913.
Member Constitutional Amendments Commission 1913; Judge Su-
perior Court 1913-1935; appointed Associate Justice Supreme
Court by Governor Ehringhaus, October 1935, succeeding Associate
Justice W. J. Brogden; elected for eight-year term, November 3,
1936, re-elected November 7, 1944. Honorary degree LL.D. con-
ferred by the University of North Carolina. Member N. C. Na-
tional Guard; Captain 1901-1907; member staff of Governor Craig
with rank of Major. Mason. Baptist. Teacher Bible Class since
1915. Author of addresses on legal and historical subjects. Mar-
ried Miss Virginia Bernard, November 29, 1899. One son, Wil-
liam A. Devin, Jr., Washington, D. C. Home address: Oxford,
N. C. Office: Raleigh, N. C.



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MAURICE VICTOR BARNHILL

ASSOCIATE JUSTICE

Maurice Victor Barnhill, Democrat, was born in Halifax County,
December 5, 1887 Son of Martin V. and Mary (Dawes) Barn-
hill. Attended public schools of Halifax County; Enfield Graded
School; Elm City Academy; University of North Carolina Law
School 1907-09. Member North Carolina Bar Association. Prose-
cuting- Attorney, Nash County Court, April 1914; member Legis-
lature (House) 1921; Judge Nash County Court, April 1923; for-
mer Chairman Nash County Highway Commission and Board of
Trustees Rocky Mount Graded School District. Judge Superior
Court, June 1924. Appointed by Governor Clyde R. Hoey, July 1,
1937, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina
and elected for term of eight years November 8, 1938; re-elected
November 1946. Member Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity; Mason
and Shriner. Married Miss Nannie Rebecca Cooper, June 5, 1912.
Two children: M. V. Barnhill, Jr.; Rebecca Barnhill. Methodist.
Address: Rocky Mount, N. C.



JOHN WALLACE WINBORNE

ASSOCIATE JUSTICE

John Wallace Winborne was born in Chowan County, N. C,
July 12, 1884. Son of Dr. Robert H. and Annie F. (Parker) Win-
borne. Attended Horner Military School, Oxford, 1900-1902; A.B.,
University of North Carolina, 1906; LL.D., University of North
Carolina, 1946. Married twice: first to Charlie May Blanton,
March 30, 1910 who died November 4, 1940. To them two children
were born: daughter, Charlotte Blanton now Mrs. Charles M.
Shaffer, Builington, N. C, and a son, John Wallace, Jr., of At-
lanta, Ga. Second marriage to Mrs. Lelage Gates Rorison, June
14, 1947. Taught Bingham Military School, Asheville, N. C, 1906-
1907. Admitted to practice. North Carolina, 1906. Practiced,
Marion, N. C, since 1907. Member firm of Pless and Winborne,
1907-1919; Pless, Winborne and Pless, 1919-1926; Pless, Win-
borne, Pless and Proctor, 1926-1927; Winborne and Proctor, 1928-
1937. Member, Board of Aldermen, 1913-1921; Attorney, Marion
and McDowell County, 1918-1937. Member Local Selective Board
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McDowell County, 1910-1912; member State Democratic Executive
Committee, 1916-1937; Chairman, State Democratic Executive
Committee, 1932-1937. Member Local Government Commission of
North Carolina, 1931-1933. Delta Kappa Epslon; Mason; Execu-
tive Club of Raleigh; Honorary member of North Carolina
Society of the Cincinnati; Marion iKiwanis Club (president, 1932).
Appointed by Governor Hoey Associate Justice Supreme Court of
North Carolina, July 1, 1937; elected for a term of eight years
in November, 1938; re-elected for a term of eight years in Nov-
ember, 1946. Home address: Marion, N. C. Official address: Ra-
leigh, N. C.

AARON ASHLEY FLOWERS SEAWELL

ASSOCIATE JUSTICE

A. A. F. Seawell, Democrat, of Lee County, was born near
Jonesboro, Moore County, October 30, 1864. Son of A. A. F. and
Jeannette Anne (Buie) Seawell. Attended Jonesboro High School
1877-1879; University of North Carolina, Ph.B., Class of 1889;
University Law School 1892. Honorary LL. D. University of
North Carolina 1937. Lawyer. Order of Coif, U.N.C.; member
Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity. Representative in the General
Assembly of 1901, 1913, 1915 and 1931; State Senator 1907 and
1925. Mason; Knights Templar; Shrine; Newcomen Society; Torch
Club; History Club (Raleigh), Executives Club. Appointed Assist-
ant Attorney General, July 1, 1931. Appointed Attorney General
by Governor J. C. B. Ehringhaus, January 16, 1935, to succeed At-
torney General Dennis G. Brummitt; elected to full term, No-
vember 1936. Appointed Associate Justice Supreme Court by Gov-
ernor Hoey, April 30, 1938, to succeed Associate Justice George W.
Connor. Elected November 8, 1938, for unexpired term, ending
January 1, 1945. Elected November 7, 1944, to full term. Presby-
terian; Ruling Elder since 1901. Married Miss Bertha Alma Smith,
April 12, 1905; four sons and two daughters. Address: Raleigh,
N. C.

EMERY BYRD DENNY

ASSOCIATE JUSTICE

Emery Byrd Denny was boi-n in Surry County, North Carolina,
November 23, 1892. Son of Rev. Gabriel and Sarah Delphina
(Stone) Denny. Attended public schools of Sui'ry County, Gil-



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liams Academy 1910-1914; University of North Carolina, 1916-
1917 and 1919. Honorary Degree of L.L.D., University of North
Carolina, 1946, and Wake Forest College, 1947. Admitted to prac-



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