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Elizabeth Carrigan, July 7, 1935. Address: Hendersonville, N. C.

PAUL ERASTUS JONES

(Fifth District — County: Pitt. One Senator.)

Paul Erastus Jones, Democrat, Senator from the Fifth Sena-
torial District, was born near Bethel, Pitt County, April 9, 1890.
Son of Solomon Major and Gertrude (Whichard) Jones. Gradu-
ated from Bethel High School, 1907. Attended Richmond College
Virginia, one year; Medical College of Virginia, 1907, Doctor of
Dental Surgery, 1910. Dentist and farmer. Member Pitt County
Medical & Dental Society; American Dental Association, served
as Delegate since 1931. Consultant, Fifth Trustee District to
Committee on Legislation; member Fifth District of N. C. Dental
Society, Secretary 1925-1926, President 1928. Member N. C. Dental
Society, President 1930. Fellow of The American College of
Dentists. Elected to N. C. State Board of Dental Examiners 1938,
serving until 1947. Vice President American Association of Dental
Examiners 1943 serving two terms, President 1946. Member
Chamber of Commerce, President 1921. Director of The Bank of
Farmville, 1921-1937. Member of Farm Bureau; Rotary Club;
Local School Board (twenty-five years. Chairman five years) ;
Pitt County Board of Education, 1944-1949; Pitt County Demo-
cratic Executive Committee (Chairman seven years) ; State Dem-



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ocratic Executive Committee, 1945 until present. Appointed to
N. C. Board of Health, 1944 (served four years). Mason; Royal
Arch; .Kniohts Templer; Shrine; served through all Blue Lodge
offices. Author of several Essays before the N. C. Dental Society,
including a Presidential Address in 1931; Presidential Address
to American Association of Dental Examiners in 1946. First
Lieutenant World War I, June 30, 1918-March 15, 1919. Member
Christian Church; Deacon ten years. Married Miss Vernice Lee
Lang, October 22, 1913. Two children: Mrs. Charles M. Duke;
Dr. Paul E. .Jones, Jr. One grandson. Address: 502 North Main
St., Farmville, N. C.

JOHN DAVIS LARKINS, JR.

(Seventh District — Counties: Carteret, Craven, Greene, Jones,
Lenoir, and Onslow. Two Senators.)

John Davis Larkins, Jr., Democrat, Senator from the Seventh
Senatorial District, was born in Morristown, Tennessee, June 8,
1909. Son of John Davis and Emma (Cooper) Larkins. Attended
public schools of Cedartown and Hazelhurst, Georgia, and Fay-
etteville, N. C, Graduated Greensboro High School June 1925:
B.A. Wake Forest 1929, Law 1930 Wake Forest College; Lawyer.
Member N. C. Bar Association, American Bar Association, North
Carolina State Bar, Inc., and Fifth District Bar; U. S. Concilia-
tion Commissioner-Referee for Jones County 1934-1936. Sigma
Delta Kappa, National Legal Fraternity, Alpha Pi Delta Social
Fraternity, Junior Order United American Mechanics; Mason;
Zion Lodge, No. 81, Trenton; Woodman of the World. Trenton
Rotary Club; New Bern Consistory No. 3 Scottish Rite, Shriner,
Sudan Temple, B.P.O.E. No. 764, State Senator Seventh District
Special Session 1936; Regular Session 1937; Special Session 1938;
Regular Session 1939; President pro tem of 1941 Senate; State
Senator from the Seventh District in the General Assembly of
1941, 1943; Served as Chairman State Constitutional Amendment
Committee Campaign 1938. Chairman N. C. Jackson Day Com-
mittee 1939-1940; President Eastern Carolina Chamber of Com-
merce 1940; Secretary N. C. for Roosevelt Headquarters 1940.
Appointed Kentucky Colonel by Gov. A. B. "Happy" Chandler
1939. Third Congressional District Chairman Navy Day League
1941-42 and Chairman Third Congressional District War Produc-



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tion Board Industrial Salva.9:e Committee. Delegate-at-Large to
Democratic National Convention in Chicago 1940, District Delegate
1944, and Alternate to Delegate-at-Large, Democratic National
Convention in Philadelphia 1948, Member of Notification Com-
mittee to notify the Vice-President of the U. S. 1944. Baptist.
Deacon; Chairman Board Deacons, Superintendent Sunday School
1930-1942, State Campaign Chairman N. C. Division of the Amer-
ican Cancer Society 1947-48, Attorney for Atlantic and N. C.
Railroad 1945-46. Private, U. S. Army, World War II, Past Ad-
jutant and Past Conmiander American Legion Post No. 154, Tren-
ton, N. C, Member La Societe 40 Et 8, Finance Director Demo-
cratic Naticnal Committee for N. C. Campaign 1948, County
Chairman Democratic Executive Committee for Jones County since
1944. Married Miss Pauline Murrill, of Jacksonville, N. C, March
15, 1930. Two childien: Emma Sue and Pauline, ages 17 and 14.
Address: Trenton, N. C.

ROBERT EUGENE LITTLE

(Nineteenth District — Counties: Anson, Stanly and Union. Two
Senators.)

Robert Eugene Little, Democrat, Senator from the Nineteenth
Senatorial District, was born in Wadesboro, Anson County, N. C,
January 10, 1893. Son of Robert Eugene and Mary Austin (Ben-
nett) Little. Attended Warrenton High School, 1906-1907; Bing-
ham School, Asheville, from fall term of 1907 through fall term
of 1908; Trinity Park School, Durham, spring of 1909; Bingham
School, Asheville, fall 1909 through spring term of 1911; Univer-
sity of North Carolina, 1911-1915; Wake Forest Law School sum-
mer 1916. Licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court, August
term, 1916. Lawyer and Farmer, Member North Carolina and
American Bar Associations. Member Board of Trustees University
of North Carolina. Clerk Superior Court Anson County, 1930-1942.
Served in U. S. Army, September 5, 1918 to December 22, 1918.
Discharged with rank of Sergeant. Mason. Kappa Sigma Frater-
nity University North Carolina. State Senator in the General
Assembly of 1945. Episcopalian. Married Miss Rosa Leak Parsons
of Rockingham, N. C, October 14, 1926. Three children: Rosa
Parsons Little, Mary Bennett Little, and Robeit Eugene Little,
III. Address: Wadesboro, N. C.



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FLEMMIE D. LONG



(Fourteenth District — Counties: Durham, Granville and Person.
Two Senators.)

Flemmie D. Long, Democrat, Senator from the Fourteenth Sen-
atorial District, was born in Person County, N. C, May 3, 1881.
Son of Daniel D. and Cora A. (Brooks) Long. Attended County
Public Schools. Farmer, merchant and fertilizer dealer. Chair-
man Board of County Commissioners 1932-1938. Senator in the
General Assembly of 1941 and 1945. Primitive Baptist. Deacon and
clerk of Church, and Moderator of the Association for twenty
years. Married Miss Ida C. Tillman in 1905. Address: Roxboro,
N. C, RFD. No. 1.



WILLIAM FLYNT MARSHALL

(Twenty-third District — Counties: Stokes and Surry. One
Senator.)

William Flynt Marshall, Democrat, Senator from the Twenty-
third Senatorial District, was born at Walnut Cove, N. C, July
16, 1900. Son of Albert Franklin and Nannie (Flynt) Marshall.
Attended Walnut Cove High School and Commercial School. Lum-
berman. Banker. President, Stokes Lumber Company, Walnut
Cove; President, State Planters Bank, W'alnut Cove. Commissioner
Town of Walnut Cove, 1933-1938, and served as Treasurer during
that time. Representative from Stokes County in the General
Assembly of 1939, 1943, and 1945; State Senator from the Twenty-
third Senatorial District, 1941. Member Walnut Cove Lodge No.
629, A.F. & A.M.; Oasis Temple Order Mystic Shrine. Baptist.
Married Miss Iva Lee Isaacs, April 24, 1924. Two sons: William
Flynt, Jr., and Joe Isaacs Marshall. Address: Walnut Cove, N. C.



HENRY ALEXANDER McKINNON

(Eleventh District — County: Robeson. One Senator.)

Henry Alexander McKinnon, Democrat, Senator from the Elev-
enth Senatorial District, was born in Maxton, N. C, September
22, 1892. Son of Alexander James (Sandy) and Virginia Lee (Mc-



Ri,;hardson of Union
Rodman of Beaufort
Rowe of Pender



Shaw of Cumberland
Simms of Wake
Talton of Wayne



Thomas of Hoke
Vann of Sampson
Walker of Randolph



Ward of Craven

Warlick of Catawba I

Weathers of Cleveland







Webb of Orange

Whitley of Johnston
Wilson of Caldwell



Winslow of Perquimans
Woodson of Rowan

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Kinney) McKinnon. Attended Maxton Public Schools, 1899-1909;
A.B. Degree Trinity College, 1912; Trinity Law School, 1912-1914,
Lawyer. Member of Robeson County Bar Association, Vice-Presi-
dent at present time; American Bar Association. Director of
Scottish Bank, Member Kiwanis Club, Lumberton, North Caro-
lina; Mormax Club, Maxton, North Carolina; American Legion;
Veterans of Foreign Wars. Past-President of Robeson County
Club. Mayor of Maxton, N. C, 1922-1924; formerly member of
Robeson County Board of Education; formerly Chairman 7th
Congressional District Young Peoples Club; formerly Chairman
of Robeson County Executive Committee; formerly on State Demo-
cratic Platform Committee. Present Attorney for Robeson County;
Attorney for the Town of Maxton; member of General Statutes
Commission. Entered the armed forces July 1917 as a Private and
was discharged as 1st Lieutenant December 1918. Alpha Tau
Omega College Fraternity. Mason. State Senator from the Elev-
enth District in the General Assembly of 1947. Methodist. Member
of Board of Stewards of Chestnut Street Methodist Church in
Lumberton. Married Miss Margaret Borden, November 3, 1920.
Three children: Henry Alexander McKinnon, Jr.; Arnold Borden
McKinnon; John Borden McKinnon. Address: Lumberton. N. C.



OTWAY BINNS MOSS

(Sixth District — Counties: Franklin, Nash and Wilson. Two
Senators.)

Otway Binns Moss, Democrat, Senator from the Sixth Sena-
torial District, was born in Wilson, October 20, 1890. Son of Ver-
non F. and Loula A. (Binns) Moss. Attended Wilson graded
schools; LL.B. Wake Forest, 1913. Lawyer. Vice Recorder, Nash
County Court, 1916-1922. Town Attorney Spring Hope, 1919-1946.
Supervisor Census Fourth Congressional District, 1919-1920. Mem-
ber School Board, 1919-1922. Chairman School Board, 1938-1943.
Chairman Nash County Democratic Executive Committee, 1936-
1946. Member State Democratic Executive Committee 1942-1946.
State Senator in the General Assembly of 1923, 1925 and 1947;
Representative, 1927, 1929, 1931 and 1933. Mason; Past Master
Spring Hope Lodge; Shriner, Sudan Temple. Baptist. Superinten-



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dent Sunday School, 1920; Teacher Men's Bible Class, 1929-1932,
1936-1946. Chairman Sub-Committee to render free legal service
under Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act 1941-1946. Chairman
Nash County O. P. A. Enforcement Panel, 1944-1946; Nash County
Member of Committee on Legal Aid Work 1944-1946; Past Presi-
dent Nash County Bar Association 1946-1947, Member State Bar
Association and North Carolina State Bar, Member American
Bar Association. Married Miss Dolly Edwards, June 2, 1915;
Three children. Address: Spring Hope, N. C.



LEE BURRUS NICHOLS

(Thirty-third District — Counties: Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Ma-
con, and SM^ain. One Senator.)

Lee Burrus Nichols, Democrat, Senator from the Thirty-third
Senatorial District, was born at Sparta, N. C. Son of Richard
Marion and Rosa (Cheek) Nichols. Attended Glade Valley School
1912-1915; Davidson College, A.B. Degree, 1920; University
Besancon, Besancon, France, 1919; University of North Carolina,
1920-1921; University of California, 1922. Merchant. Member,
Andrews Town Council, 1926-1928; Chairman, Cherokee County
Board of Commissioners, 1932-1934; Chairman, Andrews School
Board, 1938-1948; Principal, Andrews High School, 1920-1927.
Member, Andrews Rotary Club, 1928-1948, President, 1932; Direc-
tor for many years. Sergeant, 81st "Wild Cat" Division, 1917-1919.
Member American Legion, Leslie Stillman Post 97 since organiza-
tion; Commander Post, 1931. Presbyterian; Elder in Presbyterian
Church, 27 years; Superintendent of Sunday School for 25 years.
Married Miss Gene Candler, 1922. One son: L. B. Nichols, Jr.
Address: Andrews, N. C.



FRANK M. PARKER

(Thirty -first District — County: Buncombe. One Senator.)

Frank M. Parker, Democrat, Senator from the Thirty-first Sen-
atorial District, was born in Asheville, N. C, August 25, 1912.
Son of Haywood and Josie B. (Patton) Parker. Attended Public
Schools of Asheville; University of Noi'th Carolina, A.B., 1934;



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LL.B., 1936. Attorney. Member of Buncombe County Bar Associa-
tion; North Carolina Bar Association. Member of Phi Delta Phi
(Leg-al Fraternity) ; Phi ,Kappa Sigma; Order of the Coif, 1936.
S/Sgt. in the United States Army, January 17, 1944-September
30, 1945. State Senator from the Thirty-first Senatorial District
in the General Assembly of 1947. Episcopalian. Married Miss
Dorothy G. Acee, May 18, 1940. Four children: Martha Elizabeth
Parker, Dorothy Patton Parker, Mary Taylor Parker, Frank M.
Parker, Jr. Address: 65 Edgemont Road, Asheville, N. C.



EDWIN PATE

(Eighteenth District — Counties: Davidson, Montgomery, Rich-
mond and Scotland. Two Senators.)

Edwin Pate, Democrat, Senator from the Eighteenth Senatorial
District, was born in Laurel Hill, N. C, April 16, 1898. Son of
Z. V. and Sallie (McNair) Pate. Attended North Carolina State
College, B.S. 1921. Mex-chant, Farmer, and Banker. Senator in the
General Assembly of 1941 and 1945. Presbyterian. Married Miss
Marie Whitaker, October 20, 1921. Two children, one boy and one
girl. Address : Laurinburg, N. C.



GEORGE T. PENNY

(Seventeenth District — County: Guilford. One Senator.)

George T. Penny, Democrat, Senator from the Seventeenth Sen-
atorial District, was born in Guilford County, N. C. Son of Mark
and Clementine (Wright) Penny. Attended school at Randleman,
N. C, 1884-1891. Realtor and Auctioneer. Member Real Estate
Board and Chamber of Commerce of Greensboro. Past Exalted
Ruler, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, 1941-1942. State
Senator in the General Assembly of 1945 and 1947. Methodist;
Chairman, Board of Trustees of Grace Methodist Church. Married
Miss Lena Welch, September 20, 1906. One daughter (deceased).
Address: JeflFerson Square, Greensboro, N. C.



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HENRY BAKER PERRY

(Twenty-ninth Distiict — Counties: Alleghany, Ashe, and Wa-
tauga. One Senator.)

Henry Baker Perry, Democrat, Senator from the Twenty-ninth
Senatorial District, was born at Sugar Grove, N. C, September
1, 1879. Son of John Kenedy and Sarah Louise (Dougherty)
Perry. Attended Public Schools of Watauga County; Boone High
School, 1899-1902; University of North Carolina, 1902-1903; Medi-
cal School; North Carolina Medical College, 1905, M.D. Practicing
Physician. Member of Ashe-Watauga Medical Society, President,
1948; Medical Society of North Carolina; American Medical Asso-
ciati n. Member of Board of Aldermen, Town of Boone, N. C,
1929-1935. Served on Local Board of Watauga County as Medical
Examiner, 1917-1919. Baptist. Married Miss Doris L. Taylor,
September 2, 1909. Two children: Gertrude V. Perry, H. B. Perry,
Jr. Address: Boone, N. C.



CHARLES AUGUSTUS PETERSON

(Thirtieth District — Counties: Avery, Madison, Mitchell, and
Yancey. One Senator.)

Charles Augustus Peterson, Republican, Senator from the Thir-
tieth Senatorial Distiict, was born in Relief, N. C, October 1,
1882. Son of Solomon and Julia (Edwards) Peterson. Attended
Mitchell County Schools and Dwight Institute, Erwin, Tenn. M.D.
North Carolina Medical College, 1907; Post-graduate Course, New
York 1910; Tulane University 1922. Physician. Member Mitchell
County, Tenth District and North Carolina Medical societies;
Southern and American Medical Association; Ex-President
Mitchell County Medical Association and Ex-Vice-President Tenth
District Association. Examiner for local Draft Board; Local Sur-
geon for C. C. and 0. R. R. Representative from Mitchell County
in the General Assembly of 1923, 1935, and 1945. Senator from the
Thirtieth Senatorial District, 1941. U. S. Pension Examiner.
Member Vesper Lodge No. 554 A.F. and A.M., Bald Creek Chapter
No. 56; Cyrene Commandery No. 5; Oasis Temple A.A.O.N.M.S.
and Knights of Pythias; Past Master Vesper Lodge. Married
Miss Norene McCall in 1908. Address: Spruce Pine, N. C.



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WADE HAMPTON PHILLIPS



(Eighteenth District — Counties: Davidson, Montgomery, Rich-
mond, and Scotland. Two Senatoi's.)

Wade Hampton Phillips, Democrat, Senator from the Eighteenth
Senatorial District, was born at Yadkin College, N. C, July 7,
1879. Son of H. T. and Linnie (Robbins) Phillips. Received
academic education at Yadkin College, N. C, 1889-1890. B.S.,
Erskine College, Due West, S. C, 1900. Law School of the Univer-
sity of North Carolina, summer of 1904. Lawyer. Chairman,
Davidson County Democratic Committee, 1906-1910. Deputy
Superior Court Clerk, Davidson County, 1900-1904. Captain Lex-
ington Rifles, Company A, Third Infantry, North Carolina Na-
tional Guard. State Senator from the Twenty-third Senatorial
District in the General Assembly of 1913. Major 120th Inf. N. C.
National Guaixl Mexican Border 1916-1917. Judge Advocate's De-
partment AEF 1917-1919. National Committee American Legion
1921-1922. Department Commander American Legion 1924. Direc-
tor N. C. Department Conservation & Development 1925-1929.
Commander Lexington Company N. C. State Guard 1941-43. Ma-
jor and Judge Advocate State Guard 1943-1945. Chairman David-
son County Board of Elections 1946-1947. Past President Lexington
Rotary Club. Partner law firm of Phillips & Bower. Married Miss
Ora Huckabee. Five children and five grand-children. Address:
Lexington, N. C.



JAMES CARLTON PITTMAN

(Thirteenth District — Counties: Chatham, Lee and Wake. Two
Senators.)

James Carlton Pittman, Democrat, Senator from the Thirteenth
Senatorial District, was born in Gates County, N. C, Febi'uary
25, 1900. Son of T. T. and Stella M. (Howell) Pittman. Attended
Reynoldson High School, Gates, N. C, 1912-1916. LL.B., Univer-
sity of North Carolina 1921. Lawyer. Member Lee County, Fourth
District and North Carolina Bar Associations. Chairman Board of
Elections, Lee County 1928; Judge Recorder's Court 1928; Attor-
ney for town of Sanford 1927-1935, 1941-45. State Senator from
the Thirteenth District in the General Assembly of 1937, 1941, and



Biographical Sketches 415

1945. County Attoiney for Lee County 1936-1940. President San-
ford Kiwanis Club and Lieutenant Governor of Kiwanis Interna-
tional, Sixth Division of the Carolinas Division; President Sanford
Business Men's Association. Member Sigma Phi Epsilon, Social
Fraternity. Elk. Baptist. Married Miss Hazel Faircloth, April 11,
1925. Two boys: John T. and William B. Pittman. Address: San-
ford, N. C.



JOHN HAMPTON PRICE

(Fiffeevth District — Counties: Caswell and Rockingham. One
Senator.)

John Hampton Price, Democrat, Senator from the Fifteenth
Senatorial District, was born in Rockingham County, November
20, 1899. Son of Robert B. and Hallie (McCabe) Price. Gradu-
ated from Washington and Lee University 1924, with degree of
LL.B., Attorney at law. Member Rockingham County Bar Asso-
citation, North Carolina Bar Association. Councilor Twenty-first
Judicial District, North Carolina State Bar. Senator from the
Seventeenth District in 1939 and 1941; from the Fifteenth District
in 1943 and 1945; President Pro Tem of the 1943 Senate. Mason.
Sons of American Revolution; Rotarian; member Lambda Chi
Alpha Fraternity. Methodist. Married Miss Sallie Hester Lane,
May 2, 1929. Address: Leaksville, N. C.



RUFUS GRADY RANKIN

(Twenty-Sixth District — County: Gaston. One Senator.)

Rufus Grady Rankin, Democrat, Senator from the Twenty-
Sixth Senatorial District, was born at Belmont, February 25,
1891. Son of Rufus Pinkney and Zoe (Hand) Rankin. Graduated
from Gastonia High School, 1906; attended University of North
Carolina, 1906-1909. President of Superior Yarn Mills, Mount
Holly, N. C. State Senator from the Twenty-sixth Senatorial Dis-
trict in the General Assembly of 1931, 1933 and 1947. Member of
North Carolina Budget Commission 1931-1935. Member North
Carolina Unemployment Compensation Commission 1943-1946.
Member Board of Gaston County Commissioners, 1919-1925. Ma-



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son, including Blue Lodge, Chapter, Commandery, Scottish Rite,
Shrine; Methodist; Steward. Married Miss Ruth Boyce, January
13, 1913. Four children: R. G. Rankin, Jr.; David H. Rankin;
George Mason Rankin; Mrs. Anna Rankin Lineberger; four
grandchildren. Address: Gastonia, N. C.



OSCAR LEONARD RICHARDSON

(Nineteenth District — Counties: Anson, Stanly and Union. Two
Senators.)

Oscar Leonard Richardson, Democrat, Senator from the Nine-
teenth Senatorial District, was born February 25, 1896. Son of
Pinckney V. and Chloe J. (Lathan) Richardson. Graduate of
Monroe High School; graduate of Trinity College, Durham, N. C;
A.B., 1921; post graduate work at University of North Carolina;
Trinity College Law School, 1922-1924. Lawyer. Member North
Carolina State Bar and American Bar Associations. Clerk Su-
perior Court of Union County, 1925-1934. Veteran of World War
I; Foreign service 1917-1919; Member American Legion. Repre-
sentative from Union County in General Assembly of 1939, 1941
and 1943; Speaker, 1945; State Senator from the Nineteenth Dis-
trict in the General Assembly of 1947. Methodist. Married Dec-
ember 6, 1930 to Miss Sara Cowan. Two children: Sara Louise
and O. L. Richardson, Jr. Address: Waxhaw Road, Monroe, N. C.



JOHN CROOM RODMAN

(Second District — Counties: Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Mai'tin,
Pamlico, Tyrrell and Washington. Two Senators.)

John Croom Rodman, Democrat, Senator from the Second Sen-
atorial District, born Washington, N. C, October 24, 1906. Son
of Dr. John C. and Olzie W. (Clark) Rodman. Attended Fish-
burne Military School, 1922-1924; University of North Carolina,
Class '28. Secretary N. C. Young Democratic Clubs 1933; Na-
tional Committeeman 1934. Lawyer. Member American Bar Asso-
ciation; North Carolina Bar Association (Chairman Executive
Committee 1941, Vice President 1946, President 1947) ; President
First Judicial District Bar 1947; Democratic Nominee State
Senate, Second District, 1942 (resigned prior to election to enter



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military service). Lt. (jg-.) USNR 1942; Lieut. 1944; Lt. Cmdr.
1946; Commanding- Officer USS SC 732, 18 months, Pacific Area;
Navigator USS BRAXTON (APA 138), 12 months, Pacific Area.
Elk. Rotarian (President Washington Club 1934). President Wash-
ington Chamber of Commerce, 1947-48. Episcopalian; Vestryman,
St. Peter's Church, Washington. Married Miss Elizabeth Mixon,
January 15, 1930. Address: Washington, N. C.



ROY ROWE

(Ninth District — Counties: Duplin, New Hanover, Pender and
Sampson. Two Senators.

Roy Rowe, Democrat, Senator from the Ninth Senatorial Dis-
trict, born in Burgaw, N. C, May 29, 1905. Son of Nicholas Henry
and Mary Belle (King) Rowe. Attended Carolina Industrial School,
Pender County 1911-1920; Vanceboro Farm Life School 1920-1923;
University of North Carolina from time to time from 1923-1931 ;
Theatre Manager School, New York City 1931. Theatre owner and
operator; Farmer. President, Theatre Owners of North and South
Carolina (1934-1944), President Carolina Aero Club (1942-1944),
Major (1944-1947) in North Carolina Wing of Civil Air Patrol.
Licensed to operate private aircraft; Mason, King Solomon's
Lodge 138, Burgaw; State Senator from the Ninth District in
1937, 1941, and 1945. Member House of Representatives 1943;
Chairman N. C. Aeronautics Commission (1943-1949). Unitarian
and Universalist. Married Miss Nina Lavinia Worsley of Mays-
ville, February 22, 1929. Two children : Tonia Rowe, and Roy
Rowe, Jr. Address: Burgaw, N. C.



GILBERT AVERY SHAW

(Tenth District — Counties: Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, and
Cumberland. Two Senators.)

Gilbert Avery Shaw, Democrat, Senator from the Tenth Sena-
torial District, was born at Fayetteville, N. C, November 7, 1900.
Son of John Gilbert and Lizzie Avery (MacPherson) Shaw. Gra-
duated from Fayetteville High School, 1918; attended Davidson
College, 1918-1920; Law School, University of North Carolina.



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Attorney at Law. Inducted into U.S. Army September 1942 and
released from active duty with rank of Captain, February, 1946.
Presbyterian, Address: Fayetteville, N. C.

ROBERT NIRWANA SIMMS, JR.

(Thirteenth District — Counties: Chatham, Lee and Wake. Two
Senators.)

Robert Nirwana Simms, Jr., Democrat, Senator from the Thir-
teenth Senatorial District, was born at Raleigh, N. C, April 28,
1910. Son of Robert Nirwana, Sr. and Virginia Adelaide (Eger-
ton) Simms. Graduated from Hugh Morson High School, 1926;
Wake Forest College, B.A. (Civics), 1930; Law School of Wake



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