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Forest College, 1929-1931. Lawyer, Licensed, 1931. Member Amer-
ican State and County Bar Associations; President, Wake County
Junior Bar Association, 1936. Member of the Raleigh Chamber of
Commerce; Director, 1941-1942; President Raleigh Junior Cham-
ber of Commerce, 1941-1942; (also formerly its First Vice-Presi-
dent, Treasurer, and, for several different terms, local director) ;
State Director, N. C. Junior Chamber of Commerce (several
terms); Director, Raleigh Community Chest, 1941; Charter mem-
ber and first Treasurer, Wake County Young Democratic Club;
Member of the Kiwanis Club of Raleigh; Director, 1942; Raleigh
Torch Club, International President, 1939; American Legion Post
No. 1, Raleigh; Member of the Omicron Delta Kappa; Pi Kappa
Delta; The Sphinx Club of Raleigh. Member of First Baptist
Church; Deacon, 1942 to date of voluntaiy enlistment in Armed
Services, and 1946-1950; Superintendent of Adult Department,
1941 ; General Superintendent of Sunday School, 1942 to date of
enlistment in Armed Services; Teacher of College Class, 1946 to
date. Superintendent of Young People's Department, Tabernacle
Baptist Church; Deacon, 1933-1940; Clerk of Deacons several
years. Senator from the Thirteenth Senatorial Disti'ict in the
General Assembly of 1947. 1st Lieutenant, United States Marine
Corps Reserve, July 7, 1944 to December 8, 1945, Active duty. Co-
author, "North Carolina Manual of Law and Forms" (Ninth
Edition) 1938. Married Miss Florence Helen Briggs, December
14, 1935. Two daughters: Virginia Egerton Simms and Helen
Florence Simms. Adress: 1105 Harvey Street, Raleigh, N. C.



Biographical Sketches 419

HARDY TALTON

(Eighth District — Counties: Johnston, and Wayne. Two Sena-
tors.)

Hai'dy Talton, Democrat, Senator from the Eighth Senatorial
District, was born at Pikeville, N. C, August 18, 1900. Son of
Mack DufRe and Rebecca (Pike) Talton. Attended Gurley School,
Wayne County, 1906-1913; Kenly High School, 1914-1915. Tobac-
conist and Farmer. Member, Harmony Masonic Lodge, No. 340,
Master, 1943-1944; J.O.U.A.M. No. 312, Councilor, 1936 and 1948;
District Councilor, 28th District, 1946; Grange No. 964, Master,
1939-1948; Master of Wayne Pomona Grange No. 38, 1943-1948.
Member of Pleasant Grove F.W.B.; Member of Board of Ruling
Elders, 1932-1948; Teacher, 1927-1948. Married Miss Mildred
Roberts, December 21, 1921. One daughter: Mary Ellen, age 19.
Address: Route 2, Pikeville, N. C.



JAMES BENTON THOMAS

(Twelfth District — Counties: Harnett, Hoke, Moore, and Ran-
dolph. Two Senators.)

James Benton Thomas, Democrat, Senator from the Twelfth
Senatorial District, was born in Scotland County, N. C, July 4,
1892. Son of James Crawford and Rena (Benton) Thomas. Grad-
uated from Ellerbe Springs School, 1900; attended Raeford Insti-
tute. 1901-1909; Student of University of North Carolina, 1909-
1010; graduated from Kings Business College, 1911. Farmer. Sec-
Treas. Hoke Oil & Fertilizer Company for thirty years, now Vice
President; Vice President McLauchlin Company; Sec.-Treas. Hoke
Cotton Warehouse Company; Sec.-Treas. Colonial Frozen Foods,
Inc.: Director, Bank of Raeford, Raeford Power & Manufactur-
ing Company, Upchurch Milling Company. Past President, Rae-
ford Kiwanis Club and N. C. Cottonseed Crushers Association.
Deles-ate member, National Cotton Council. Member County Board
of Education; Town Alderman; Chairman of Hoke County Dem-
ocratic Executive Committee for twelve years. Mason; Shriner,
Past President Raeford Shrine Club. 1st Lieutenant, N. C. Na-
tional Guard before World War T; During World War U, served
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County Salvage Board. Methodist. Trustee. Married Miss Kate
Shaw, June 22, 1916. Two daughters: Mrs. Julian McLeod, Mrs.
Robert E. Foreman. Address: Raeford, N. C.



HENRY VANN

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

Henry Van, Democrat, Senator from the Ninth Senatorial Dis-
trict, was born in Sampson County, N. C. February 10, 1892. Son
of Arthur and Portia (McPhail) Vann. Attended County Gram-
mar School, 1898-1906; Salemburg High School, 1907-1908; Oak
Ridge Auto Mechanic School, 1909-1910. Farmer, Auto Dealer;
Theatre Owner and Operator. President Sampson Cotton Storage
Warehouse, 1926-1945. Mayor of Clinton, 1925-1929. Mason. Mem-
ber Hiram Lodge, No. 98, Clinton, N. C; Thirty-second degree
'Masonry Wilmington Consistory; Sudan Temple, A.A.O.N.M.
Shrine, New Bern, N. C. State Senator from the Ninth District
in the General Assembly of 1945. Married Miss Beulah Madge
Williamson, August 21, 1915. One daughter: Mrs. Claire Louise
Vann Austin. Address: Clinton, N. C.

HAL HAMMER WALKER

(Tivelfth District — Counties: Harnett, Hoke, Moore, and Ran-
dolph. Two Senators.)

Hal Hammer Walker, Democrat, Senator from the Twelfth
Senatorial District was born in Randolph County, July 21, 1918.
Son of Hal Worth and Harriette (Hammer) Walker. Attended
Christ School, Arden, N. C, 1933; University of North Carolina,
1934-1941, A.B., LL.B. Degrees. Lawyer. Member of Randolph
County Bar Association; N. C. Bar Association. Member Kappa
Alpha & Phi Delta Phi (Le^-al) Fraternities. Mason, Balfour
Lodge No. 188, A.F. and A.M.; B.P.O. Elks. Lieutenant Com-
mander, U. S. Navy, 1941-1945 (Active Duty). Member, American
Legion; 40 & 8; V.F.W. Methodist; Board of Stewards. Married
Miss Edith Elizabeth Milks, March 1, 1941. Three children: Eliza-
beth Hardy Walker, Martha Ann Walker, and Hal Hammer Wal-
ker, Jr. Address: Asheboro, N. C.



Biographical Sketches 421

DAVID LIVINGSTONE WARD

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

David Livingstone Ward, Democrat, Senator from the Seventh
Senatorial District, was born in New Bern, N. C. June 1903. Son
of D. L. and Carrie Louise Ward. Attended New Bern Public
School; University of North Carolina, 1920-1924, A.B.; Wake
Forest Law School. 1924-1926. Lawyer. County Solicitor, 1928-
1930; State Board Conservation and Development, 1930-1937.
Member of Elks, Junior Order. Member of American, North Car-
olina and Craven County Bar Associations. Representative in the
General Assembly of 1935, 1937, 1939, 1941, and 1943. Speaker
of the House 1939. State Senator in the General Assembly of
1945, and 1947. Secretary, State Democratic Committee, 1936-
1940; State Gasoline Legislative Committee, 1936; State Advisory
Budget Commision, 1937-1938; State Division Purchase and Con-
tract, 1937-1938; the Interstate Commission on Crime, 1940. Dele-
gate to the National Democratic Convention, 1936 and 1940. Assist-
ant Secretary of National Democratic Convention 1944. Delegate
at Large National Democratic Convention 1948. Episcopalian.
Married Miss Leah Duval Jones, New Bern, N. C, December 10,
1932. Two sons: D. L. Ward, Jr., born July 23, 1935 and John A.
J. Ward, born December 9, 1944. Address: 95 East Front Street,
New Bern, N. C.



GEORGE ANDREW WARLICK

(Twenty-fifth District — Counties: Catawba, Iredell, and Lincoln.
Two Senators.)

George Andrew Warlick, Democrat, Senator from the Twenty-
fifth Senatorial District, was born at Newton, N. C, January 27,
1894. Son of George Andrew and Lillie (Gill) Warlick. Graduated
from Newton High School, 1909; Trinity Park School, 1910;
Trinity College, now Duke University, 1913, A.B. Degree; Law
School, Duke University, 1916, LL.B. Degree. Lawyer. Treasurer,
Newton School Unit, 1921-1926; Catawba County Veterans
Service Officer, 1945 to present. Member of Pi Kappa Alpha
(Social fraternity) ; Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership



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fraternity). Member of Catawba Lodge 248 Ancient Free and
Accepted Masons; Master, Newton Masonic Lodge, 1922, 1923,
1924; Newton Kiwanis Club, President, 1947; Post 16, American
Legion, Post Commander, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1932, 1947, 1948;
Voiture 915, 40 & 8, Chef de train, 1947; Post 5305, Veterans of
Foreign Wars, Vice Commander, 1947-1948. Captain, Fourth In-
fantry Division, AEF, May 15, 1917-September 5, 1919; Major,
Inf. Res. Corps, January 1, 1920-January 1, 1930; 1st Sgt. 291st
Base Military Police, ETO, November 20, 1942-July 30, 1945.
Methodist; Board of Stewards, 1946 to present; Teacher, Senior
Men's Bible Class, 1945 to present. Married Miss Marion Hol-
lingsworth (deceased), October 1, 1921. Three sons: George
Andrpw Warlick, Jr., William Lee Warlick, Harry Eli Warlick.
Address: 313 West Sixth Street, Newton, N. C.



LEE B. WEATHERS

(Twenty-seventh District — Counties: Cleveland, McDowell and
Rutherford. Two Senators.)

Lee B. Weathers, Democrat, Senator from the Twenty-seventh
Senatorial District, was born in Shelby, N. C, September 15, 1886.
Son of A. P. and Octavia (Nolan) Weathers. Attended Shelby
Public Schools and Shelby High School. B.A., Wake Forest Col-
lege, 1908. Editor and Publisher Shelby Daily Star. Member North
Carolina Press and Southern Newspaper Publishers Associations;
President North Carolina Press Association, 1928-1929. Prepared
copy for Cleveland County Centennial Edition of Shelby Daily
Star in 1940 which embraced history of Cleveland County. Direc-
tor First National Bank and Vice President Cleveland Building
and Loan Association. Secretary-Treasurer N. C. Railroad Com-
mission, one year. Member State Board of Conservation and De-
velopment, 1943-1944. Senator in the General Assembly of 1943,
1945 and 1947. Mason. Baptist. Married Mrs. Breta N. Clary,
of Roxboro. Children: Henry L. Weathers, and Miss Pearl
Weathers. Address: Shelby, N. C.



Biographical Sketches 423



JAMES WEBB



(Sixteenth District — Counties: Alamance and Orange. One Sen-^
ator.)

James Webb, Democrat, Senator from the Sixteenth Senatorial
District, was born in Hillsboro, N. C, November 28, 1904. Son of
James H. and Annie Hudgins (Bond) Webb. Attended Misses
Heartt's Private School, Hillsboro, N. C, 1910-1920; Fishburne
Military School, Waynesboro, Va., 1921-1922; University of NoYth
Carolina, 1926, B.S. in Commerce. President, Eno Cotton Mills,
Hillsboro, N. C. Member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. Mas-on.
State Senator from the Sixteenth District in the General Assem-
bly of 1947. Episcopalian; Vestryman. Married Miss Margaret
Denson Raney, December 3, 1930. Four children. Address: Hills-
boro, N. C.



ADAM JACKSON WHITLEY, JR.

(Eighth District — Counties : Johnston and Wayne. Two Sena-
tors.)

Adam Jackson Whitley, Jr., Democrat, Senator from the Eighth
Senatorial District, was born in Johnston County, N. C, April
14, 1894. Son of Adam Jackson and Abigail (Casey) Whitley. At-
tended Smithfield Grammar and High School, 1901-1914; N. C.
State College, 1915-1917. Farmer and Operator of Bulk Milk
Plant. Member Smithfield Chamber of Commerce; Junior Order;
Mason. Chairman, Democratic Executive Committee, 1945-1947;
Precinct Committeeman, 1939-1945. Served as a Sergeant in
World War I, 1917-1918. Baptist; Deacon, 1927-1948; Chairman,
Board of Deacons, 1929-1948; Moderator of Johnston Baptist Asso-
ciation, 1936-1948. Married Miss Florence Elizabeth Lassiter,
February 14, 1923. Three children: Adam J. Whitley, III; Dennis
Whitley; Leah Lassiter Whitley. Address: Smithfield, N. C, Route
One.



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MAX C. WILSON

(Twenty-eighth District — Counties: Alexander, Burke, and Cald-
well. One Senator.)

Max C. Wilson, Democrat, Senator from the Twenty-eighth
Senatorial District, was born at Burnsville, N. C, July 3, 1904.
Son of H. T. and Sevilla (Blankenship) Wilson. Attended Char-
lotte University, 1922-1924; Wake Forest College, 1924-1925;
Duke University, 1925-1930; A.B., 1930; LL.B. 1930. Lawyer.
Member, Caldwell County Bar Association, North Carolina and
American Bar Associations. Solicitor, Caldwell County Recorder's
Court, 1934-1940; Chairman Caldwell County Democratic Execu-
tive Committee, 1940-1946. Mason. Knights of Pythias, Loyal
Order of Moose, B.O.O.E., LO.O.F., Sigma Nu, Sigma Nu Phi
(Legal Fraternity). State Senator in the General Assembly of
1943; Representative from Caldwell County in the General Assem-
bly of 1947. Methodist. Married Miss Flossie Pulliam, August 7,
1934. Two children: Sevilla Ann, age eight, and Max C, Jr., age
five. Address: Lenoir, N. C.



JULIAN EMMETT WINSLOW

(First District — Counties: Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck,
Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank, and Perquimans. Two Senators.)

Julian Emmett Winslow, Democrat, Senator from the First
Senatorial District was born at Winfall, N. C, February 14, 1897.
Son of Charles Cook and Martha (Leigh) Winslow. Attended
Hertford High School and St. Paul's School. Oil jobber and mer-
chant. Member North Carolina's Oil Jobbers Association; North
Carolina Hardware Dealers Association; North Carolina Mer-
chants Association. Sheriff, Perquimans County, 1932-1946. Con-
gressional Committee Member, 1937-1949. Mason (32nd Degree) ;
Shriner Sudan Temple. Second Lieutenant, U. S. Air Corps
(Pilot), December 1917-October 1919; Second Lieutenant, U.S.
Reserve Army Air Corps, October 1919-October 1924. Episcopa-
lian; Member of Vestry. Married Miss Mary Clarke, 1926. Two
children: Betty Randolph Winslow, Julian Emmett Winslow, Jr.
Adress: Hertford, N. C.



Biographical Sketches 425



NELSON WOODSON

(Twenty-first District — Counties: Cabarrus and Rowan. Two
Senators.)

Nelson Woodson, Democrat, Senator from the Twenty-first Sen-
atorial District, was born at Salisbury, N. C, March 26, 1909.
Son of Walter H. and Pauline (Bernhardt) Woodson. Attended
Salisbury High School, 1921-1925; University of North Carolina,
1929, A.B. Degree; University of North Carolina Law School,
1932, LL.B. Degree. Attorney at Law. Member of Rowan County
Bar Association ; North Carolina Bar Association ; American Bar
Association. Partner, Woodson & Woodson, Attorneys. Served in
the U. S. Army, 1942-1946; 77th Infantry Division in the Pacific;
discharged as Captain. Episcopalian ; Member of Vestry. Married
Miss Holt Whittle, October 19, 1946. Address: 225 South Fulton
Street, Salisbury, N. C.



REPRESENTATIVES

KERR CRAIGE RAMSAY

SPEAKER

Kerr Craige Ramsay, Democrat, Representative from Rowan
County, was born in Salisbury, N. C, July 23, 1911. Son of John
E. and Elizabeth Erwin (Craige) Ramsay. Graduated from Salis-
bury High School, 1927. A.B., University of North Carolina, 1931;
University of North Carolina Law School, 1931-1932; Yale Uni-
versity Law School, 1932-1934; LL.B., Yale University, 1934.
Lawyer. Member Rowan County, Forsyth County, North Carolina
and American Bar Associations. President, Salisbury Junior
Chamber of Commerce, 1939-1940. Trustee and Secretary Rowan
Memorial Hospital since 1937. Member N. C. Advisory Budget
Commission, 1947-1949; Alternate Delegate at Large, Democratic
National Convention, 1948. Rotarian. Phi Bet Kappa; Sigma Nu.
Representative from Rowan County in the General Assembly, 1941,
1943, 1945 and 1947. Rowan County Attorney since 1943. Presby-
terian; Deacon since 1936. Married Miss Eleanor Walton Newman,
June 26, 1940. One daughter: Eleanor Newman Ramsay, born
March 26, 1941. Address: Salisbury, N. C.



HUGH QUINCY ALEXANDER

Hugh Quincy Alexander, Democrat, Representative from Cabar-
rus County, was born in Glendon, N. C, August 7, 1911. Son of
O. S. and Mary Belle (Reynolds) Alexander. Attended Goldston
Grammar School, 1918-1925; West Durham High School, 1925-
1928; Durham High School, 1928-1929; Duke University, 1929-
1932; University of North Carolina Law School, 1934-1937, LL.B.
Lawyer. Member of the N. C. Bar Association; Cabarinas County
Bar. Shriner, Oasis Temple, President Cabarrus County Shrine
Club, 1946; Member of Kannapolis Lion's Club; Kannapolis Junior
Chamber of Commerce Club; Cannon Memorial Y's Men's Club;
Young Men's Council (Y.M.C.A.), 1941. President of Interstate
Y.M.C.A. Young Men's Council (N. C. & S. C.) ; Beaver-Pittman
Post American Legion, Commander, 1946. Chairman Public Af-
fairs Committee of North Carolina Junior Chamber of Commerce



Kerr Craige Ramsay — Speaker



Alexander of Cabarrus

Allen of Granville

Allen of Wake



Arnold of Washington
Averitt of Cumberland
Bacon of Polk



Baldwin of Chatham
Baldwin of Richmond
Barker of Stanly



Bell of Hyde

Blaekwell of Forsyth
Blue of Moore



Bost of Cabarrus
Branch of Halifax
Bridger of Bladen





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1949. Representative in the General Assembly of 1947. Presby-
terian — Elder 1939 until date entered service; Superintendent
Sunday School, 1939-1942. Teacher of Young Ladies' Class. En-
tered service as Ensign, U.S.N.R., June 19, 1942; discharged as
Lieutenant, U.S.N.R., December 25, 1945. Married Miss Myrtle
Elizabeth White, September 25, 1942. One daughter, Elizabeth
Rippy Alexander and one son, Hugh Q. Alexander, Jr. Address:
Florida Drive at Virginia Avenue, .Kannapolis, N. C.



ARCH T. ALLEN

Arch T. Allen, Democrat, Representative from Wake County,
was born in Salisbury, N._ C, September 13, 1910. Son of Arch T.
and Claribel (McDowell)" Allen. Attended Raleigh High School,
1926; University of North Carolina, B.S., in Civil Engineering,
1930; University of North Carolina Law School, J.D. Degree,
1933. Lawyer. Member North Carolina Bar Association; North
Carolina State Bar; Wake County Bar Association. Member of
Sigma Nu and Phi Delta Phi Fraternities; Kiwanis Club; Raleigh
Chamber of Commerce; President, Young Democratic Clubs of
North Carolina, 1937-1938; Secretary, State Democratic Execu-
tive Committee, 1940-1943. Lieutenant, U. S. Naval Reserve, in
World War II with service in Pacific Theater of Operations. Mem-
ber Raleigh Post No. 1, American Legion. Representative in the
General Assembly of 1937, 1939, 1941, 1943, and 1947. Married
Miss Annette Reveley Tucker, December 14, 1935. Children:
Annette Reveley Allen and Arch T. Allen, III. Address: Ra-
leigh, N. C.

THOMAS WATKINS ALLEN

Thomas Watkins Allen, Democrat, Representative from Gran-
ville County, was born in Granville County, January 7, 1893. Son
of Glaudious L. and Catherine (Bragg) Allen. Attended Creed-
moor High School, 1910-1914. Farmer. Member County Board of
Education, 1928-1932; North Carolina Library Commission Board,
1940-1944, Entered service, April 18, 1918; promoted to Corporal
January 5, 1919; discharged, June 23, 1919. Member Creedmoor
Masonic Lodge, Master, 1934-1940; Wilton Junior Order United
American Mechanics, Councilor, 1920; District Councilor at pres-



Biographical Sketches 429

ent; Member North Carolina State Grange, Member Executive
Committee, 1940 to present; Member, Oxford Rotary Club; Chair-
man, Tobacco Committee, N. C. State Grange; Member of North
Carolina Tobacco Council; Chairman of The Board of Wilton
Committee; President, Henderson Production Credit Association
since 1934; President, Wake Rural Electrification Administration
since 1942; Member, Board of Directors, Durham Mutual Ex-
change since 1940 ; Chairman, Tobacco Committee National
Grange; Member N. C. Farm Bureau; Master Granville County
Pomona Grange; Member County Committee, Agricultural Con-
servation Association of Granville County, 1936-1948. Three times
a member of County Committee of Farmers Home Administra-
tion; Member of Board of Directors of Tobacco Stabilization Co-
operative Corporation; Member of Board of Directors of Tobacco
Associates Incorporation; Member of Tobacco Advisory Committee
to the Secretary of Agriculture under the Marketing Research
Act. Baptist; Member Board of Deacons since 1922; Superintend-
ent, Sunday School, 1919-1940; Vice Moderator Flat River Bap-
tist Association. Married Miss Julia Farmer, September 11, 1921.
Two children: Thomas W. Allen, Jr., age 26; Mildred A. Jenkins,
age 23. Address: Creedmoor, N. C, Route 1.

E. O. ARNOLD

E. 0. Arnold, Democrat, Representative from Washington
County, was born at Creswell, N. C, September 24, 1895. Son of
James J. and Bettie (Brown) Arnold. Attended Cherry Graded
School, Cherry High School, 1901-1914; Ecole d'Horticulture of
Versailles, France; A.B. Degree, Atlantic Christian College; M.S.
Degree, North Carolina State College. Nurseryman, farmer and
merchant. Member of Farm Bureau. Mason. Private in the
United States Army, 1918-1919. Member of Christian Church.
Married Miss Cora Collins, March 4, 1918. Three children. Ad-
dress: Roper, N, C.

FRANKLIN MURPHY AVERITT

Franklin Murphy Averitt, Democrat, Representative from Cum-
berland County, was born in Fayetteville, N. C, December 12,
1911. Son of Herschell Strange and Cornelia Andrew (Culbreth)
Averitt. Attended Fayetteville High School, 1924-1928; A.B. Wake



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Forest, 1932; Wake Forest Law School, 1934-1936. Lawyer. Mem-
ber Cumberland County Bar Association and North Carolina State
Bar. Mason, Phoenix Lodge, No. 8. Representative in the General
Assembly of 1945. Methodist; Steward, 1941-1943. Married Miss
Carolyn Wooten Council, February 1, 1936. Three children: Cor-
nelia Herndon, Franklin Murphy, Jr., and Carolyn Council Averitt.
Address: Fayetteville, N. C.

FRANCIS PICKENS BACON

Francis Pickens Bacon, Democrat, Representative from Polk
County, was born in Edgefield, S. C. Son of John E. and Rebecca
Calhoun (Pickens) Bacon. Educated in Columbia, S. C. High
School, 1885; University of Montevideo, Uruquay, South America,
(1885 to 1888). Manufacturer, President of Rotary Club. Several
times Mayor of Tryon. State Senator, 1925 and 1937. Episcopa-
lian; Senior Warden and Vestrymen. Married. Address: Tryon,
N. C.

HIRAM THOMAS BALDWIN, JR.

Hiram Thomas Baldwin, Jr., Democrat, Representative from
Richmond County, was born at Rockingham, N. C, December 23,
1915. Son of Hiram Thomas, Sr. and Virginia Roxie (Ussery)
Baldwin. Attended the Richmond County Schools. Service Station
and Cafe operator. Mason; member Junior Order United Ameri-
can Mechanics; member Board Trustees Junior Order Childrens
Home, Lexington, N. C. Served in the U. S. Merchant Marine,
1942-1945. Representative in the General Assembly of 1947. Pres-
byterian. Married Miss Minnie Evelyn Williams of Moore County,
October 17, 1936. Two children: Judy Delora Baldwin, and Hiram
Thomas Baldwin, III. Address: Rockingham, N. C.

THOMAS FLEET BALDWIN

Thomas Fleet Baldwin, Democrat, Representative from Chatham
County, was born in Moore County, September 11, 1907. Son of
Arthur 0. and Anna L. (Bain) Baldwin. Attended Country Life
Academy, Star, N. C; Siler City High School. Special Student in
Law, Wake Forest College. Admitted to the Bar in 1933; Wake
Forest College, 1947. Lawyer. Member of Lions Club of Siler
City; Patriotic Order Sons of America. Served in U. S. Navy,



Biographical Sketches 431

October 6, 1942-October 21, 1945 Rtlc. Baptist; Deacon, 1945-1949;
Superintendent of Sunday School from 1935 until present with
exception of three years in service. Married Miss Ruby L. Eu-
banks, December 10, 1938. Two children: Thomas Fleet Baldwin,
Jr., and Linda Lee Baldwin. Address: 227 South Third Avenue,
Siler City, N. C.

RAYMOND C. BARKER, JR.

Raymond C. Barker, Jr., Republican, Representative from
Stanly County, was born in Greenville, S. C, November 11, 1909.
Son of Raymond C, Sr., and Adele (Weathersbee) Barker. Grad-
uated from High School of Badin, N. C, 1927. Vice-President and
Sales Manager, Albemarle Music Store, Inc., Albemarle, N. C.
Served in U. S. Army, April 6, 1944-December 31, 1945, as an en-
listed man. Member of American Legion. Mason. Member of the
Albemarle Lions Club since 1936; Deputy District Governor of
District 31B, Lions International, 1940. Twenty years active work
in Boy Scouts of America; Past Scoutmaster Troops in Albemarle,
N. C. Past president, Albemarle Merchants Association. Repre-
sentative in the General Assembly of 1947. Methodist. Married
Miss Mabel A. Chrisco, December 27, 1936. Two daughters: Jane
Adele Barker, 7 years old; Judith Anne Barker, 5 years old. Ad-
dress: Albemarle, N. C.

CLIFTON LINWOOD BELL

Clifton Linwood Bell, Democrat, Representative from Hyde
County, was born in that County, February 2, 1891. Son of
Eugene and Delia S. (Swindell) Bell. Attended Hyde County
Schools and Oak Ridge Institute, 1909-1912; University of North
Carolina, 1912. Licensed to practice law by N. C. Supreme Court,
1917. Lawyer. County Attorney; Clerk Superior Court about
eight years. Chairman Democratic Executive Committee about
twenty years; Representative from Hyde County in the General
Assembly of 1921, 1945 and 1947. Appeal Agent, Selective Service
Act. Served in World War I. 60th Brigade, 30th Division, 119th



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