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Infantry, Company E. Twelve months over seas. In battle of
Ypres, BelliCourt and Azincourt. Member Athenian Literai-y
Society, Oak Ridge Institute. Mason; member Atlantic Lodge, No.
294, Swan Quarter. Address : Swan Quarter, N. C,

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Thomas Winfield Blackwell, Jr., Democrat, Representative from
Forsyth County, was born in Lexington, Ky., March 3, 1913. Son
of Thomas Winfield, Sr. and Ruth Estelle (Crist) Blackwell. At-
tended Public School and Hig'h School, Winston-Salem, N. C;
Woodberry Forest School; A.B., University of North Carolina,
1934. LL.B., Yale University, 1937. Lawyer and Tax Consultant.
Phi Beta Kappa ; member of American Bar Association ; North
Carolina Bar Association; Forsyth County Bar Association; State
Executive Committee of North Carolina Bar Association, 1946-
1948. Had active duty during- World War II in United States
Navy, July 1942 through December, 1946; entered as Junior Lieu-
tenant and became Lieutenant-Commander; served in Seventh
Fleet in Southwest Pacific; also served in Caribbean. Member of
American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Representative in
the General Assembly of 1947. Baptist. Member of Board of
Deacons at present; Founder and Teacher (1938 to the present)
of The Young Men's Bible Class; Assoc. Superintendent of Young
Peoples' Department, 1936-1939. Married Miss Mary Johnson
Lambeth of Thomasville, N. C, June 1, 1940. Three children:
Catharine Campbell Blackwell, Ruth Crist Blackwell and Mary
Lambeth Blackwell. Address: Route No. 2, Country Club Road,
Winston-Salem, N. C.


Herbert Clifton Blue, Democrat, Representative from Moore
County, was born in Hoke County, N. C. (then Cumberland),
August 28, 1910. Son of John Patrick and Christian (Stewart)
Blue. Graduated from Vass-Lakeview High School in 1929. Pub-
lisher "The Sandhill Citizen," Aberdeen, N. C. Member, Town of
Aberdeen Board of Commissioners, 1945; President, Moore County
YDC Club, 1941-1946; Elected 8th Congressional District YDC
Chairman, 1946; Secretary North Carolina Young Democratic
Clubs 1947-48; President North Carolina Young Democratic Clubs
1948-49; Member Moore County Democratic Executive Committee;
Moore County representative on 8th District Congressional Com-
mittee. Former President, Central Carolina Press Association;
Secretary-treasurer, Aberdeen Tobacco Board of Trade. Charter
member, Aberdeen Lions Club, President of the club for the 1946-

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1947 term; Zone Chairman 1947-48. Mason. Woodman of the World.
President Vass-Lakeview Hig'h School Alumni Association, 1933-
1935; also 1942 to the present. Representative in the General As-
sembly of 1947. Presbyterian. Served as Superintendent of Cypress
Sunday School, 1930-1940; Deacon in Cypress Church, 1931-1941;
Superintendent, Bethesda Presbyterian Sunday School, 1940 to
present time; Deacon, Bethesda Church, 1941-1946; Elected Elder,
Bethesda Church, 1946. Married Miss Gala Lee Nunnery, July 4,
1937. Three children: Patricia Joyce, age 10; Herbert Clifton, Jr.,
age 8; John Lee, age 3. Address: Aberdeen, N. C.


Eugene Thompson Bost, Jr., Democrat, Representative from
Cabarrus County, was born in Cabarrus County, June 11, 1907.
Son of E. T. and Zula A. (Hinshaw) Bost. Attended Mount
Pleasant Collegiate Institute; Duke University, School of Law
1930-1933. Bachelor of Law. Lawyer. Member American Bar
Association; North Carolina Bar Association. Representative in
the General Assembly of 1937, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1945 and 1947.
Methodist. Mason. Married Miss Bernice Hahn, March 27, 1937.
Address: Concord, N. C.


Joseph Branch, Democrat, Representative from Halifax County,
was born in Enfield, N. C, July 5, 1915. Son of James C. and
Laura (Applewhite) Branch. Graduated from Wake Forest Col-
lege, 1938 with LL.B. Degree. Lawyer. Member of the Enfield
Lions Club; Young Business Men's Association. Mason. Served in
the armed forces of the United States from May 25, 1943 to
November 29, 1945. Representative in the General Assembly of
1947. Baptist. Married Miss Frances Jane Kitchen. Address: En-
field, N. C.


Dewey Herbert Bridger, Democrat, Representative from Bladen
County, was born at Bladenboro, N. C, March 3, 1899. Son of
Henry C. and Carrie (Love) Bridger. Attended Bladenboro High
School; Wake Forest College, A.B. Degree, 1920; Jefferson Medi-

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cal College, M.D., 1922. Physician. Member of The American
Academy of General Practice; Bladen County Medical Society,
President, 1944; N. C. Medical Society; Southern Medical Society;
Seaboard Medical Society, Vice-President, 1947; Local Seaboard
Surgeon; Trustee, Wake Forest College; Vice-President, Bank
of Bladenboro; Vice-President, Bladenboro Cotton Mills; County
Chairman, North Carolina Good Health Program. S.A.T.C, 1918
and 1919; Medical Examiner, draftees. Second World War. Phi
Chi Medical Fraternity; Mason; Shriner; Rotarian. Baptist;
Deacon; Chairman, Board of Deacons, 1940 to 1946. Married Miss
Lois Dickson, April 11, 1923. Two children: Anne and Dewey H.,
Jr. Address: Bladenboro, N. C.


Frank H. Brown, Jr., Democrat, Representative from Jackson
County, was born at Cullowhee, September 21, 1915. Son of Frank
H. and Hattie (Norton) Brown. Attended Cullowhee High School,
1928-1932; Western Carolina Teachers College, 1932-1935; Honor
Graduate, N. C. State College, 1937, B.S. (Agriculture). Farmer.
Member of Jackson County Farm Bureau, President, 1948-1949;
Jackson County Farmers Cooperatve, member Board of Directors,
1948-1949. Member Jackson County Board of Education, 1947-
1949. Lieutenant in the U. S. Navy, May 1, 1942 to March 12, 1946.
Methodist; Stewart, 1947-1948; 1948-1949. Married Miss Elsie W.
Earp, July 31, 1943. One son: Frank H. Brown, III, born October
31, 1948. Address: Cullowhee, N. C.


Charles Settle Bunn, Democrat, Representative from Nash
County, was born at Spring Hope, N. C, February 4, 1892. Son
of Charles Dew and Sidney Hawkins (Bissette) Bunn. Attended
Stanhope School, 1900-1910; Trinity Park Prep School, 1910-1913;
A.B. Degree, Trinity College, 1917. Farmer. Awarded Master
Farmer Degree Vocational Education Department, 1937; Proctor
Citizenship Cup Lions Club, 1937. President, N. C. Swine Breeders
Association, 1936-1944; President, N. C. Crop Improvement Asso-
ciation, 1947-1948. Commander, American Legion Post No. 91,
1937-1940. Superintendent and Teacher in one of Nash County

Brown of Jackson
Bunn of Nash

Burfoot of Pasquotank

Caveness of Guilford
Collier of Pamlico

Cooper of New Hanover

Corey of Martin

Craven of Mecklenburg
Crissman of Guilford

Dalrymple of Lee
Dalton of Forsyth
Davis of Haywood

Davis of McDowell

Divelbiss of Buncombe
Doughton of Alleghany

Duncan of Cherokee
Dungan of Rowan
Edwards of Greene

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High Schools, 1917-1918; Chairman, N. C. Area School Commis-
sion, 1945-1947; Member of N. C. Education Committee, 1947-
1948. Officer Candidate, 1917-1918 Technical Military Training
School, State College, N. C; Officers Training School, Camp
Taylor, Louisville, Ky. Methodist; Steward and Trustee, 1918-
1948; Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent, 1912-1948. Mar-
ried Miss Agnes Mable Smith, 1917. Children: Charles Ivy, Esper
Nan, Mark Settle, Braxton Craven, Agnes Sidney, Spruill Gil-
more. Address: Spring Hope, N. C.


Noah Burfoot, Democrat, Representative from Pasquotank
County, was born at Elizabeth City, N. C, April 10, 1894. Son of
Noah and Rennie (Aydlett) Burfoot. Attended Wilmer & Chew,
Annapolis, Md., 1911; U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.;
Wake Forest College; North Carolina State, June 1917. President
of Pasquotank Hosiery Company, Elizabeth City, N. C. Member
Board of County Commissioners, Pasquotank County, 1934-1946,
Chairman, 1936-1946. Mason; Red Men. Sgt. Major in the U.S.
Armed Forces, 1917-1918. Methodist. Married Miss Harriet
Glover, November 5, 1919. Address: 301 Culpepper St., Elizabeth
City, N. C.


Shelley B. Caviness, Democrat, Representative from Guilford
County, was born in Randolph County, August 9, 1901. Son of
I. F. and Mary Anne (Bray) Caveness. Attended Greensboro High
School 1916-1920; University of North Carolina 1924. Lawyer.
Member Greensboro and North Carolina Bar Associations;
Kiwanis Club; Judge pro tern Greensboro Municipal Court 1929-
1931; Judge Civil Division Greensboro Municipal Court 1931-33.
Lambda Chi Alpha College Fraternity; Benevolent and Protective
Order of Elks; Exalted Ruler Elks, 1931-32, District Deputy
1932-33; Mason; Shriner. Major North Carolina State Guard.
Member House of Representatives 1941, 1943 and 1945. Methodist.
Married Miss Elizabeth Albright, September 27, 1929. Address:
Greensboro, N. C.

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Theodore Joseph Collier, Democrat, Representative from Pam-
lico County, was born in Wayne County, October 16, 1908. Son
of Josiah and Matilda (Johnson) Collier. Attended Pikeville
Elementary and High School, 1914-1925; University of North
Carolina, 1929, A.B. Degree. Lumber Manufacturer. Teacher and
principal in Pamlico County Schools from 1930-1942; in Wash-
ington County, 1942-1945. Chairman of Board of Directors,
Craven-Pamlico Library Service. Mason. Member of Ruritan Club;
Triangle Club. Sigma Phi Epsilon and Phi Beta Kappa Fraterni-
ties. Methodist; Steward; Member and Treasurer of Board of
Trustees and Board of Directors of Camp Don-Lee, Inc.; Lay
Leader. Married Miss Mildred Muse of Oriental, N. C, October
25, 1930. Two children: Joseph, eight years old, and Betsy, three
years old. Address: Arapahoe, N. C.


Thos. E. Cooper, Democrat, Representative from New Hanover
County, was born at Mullins, S. C, August 19, 1883. Son of Noah
Bryant and Lucinda (Jenerette) Cooper. Attended Mullins, South
Carolina, Public Schools and two years at Citadel, Charleston.
Graduated at "Falls" Business College, Nashville, Tenn. Livestock
Dealer. President North Carolina Bankers' Association, 1914.
Chairman New Hanover County Board of Education for ten
years, 1915-1925; former chairman of the New Hanover County
Democratic Executive Committee. Former Mayor of Wilmington.
Representative in the General Assembly, 1935 and 1937. Member
of Elks. Methodist. Married Janie Laura Collins, of Conway, S. C,
November 12, 1907. Two daughters: Lois Collins Cooper and Jane
Collins Cooper. Address : 205 N. Fifth St., Wilmington, N. C.


Alexander Corey, Democrat, Representative from Martin County,
was born at Jamesville, N. C, June 30, 1879. Son of Joseph and
Hannah Jane (Daniel) Corey. Attended County Rural School,
1884-1886; Turlington High School, 1900-1901; Correspondence
Course Surveying and Engineering 1914-1916; Read Law under
A. R. Dunning, 1916-1919. County Surveyor. Member of North

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Carolina Society of Surveyors; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen of
the World; Modern Woodmen of America, State Lecturer, 1927-
1935. Mayor of Jamesville, 1910-1920; Postmaster of Jamesville,
1914-1918; State Engineer for State Health Department, 1933-
1936; County Surveyor, 1940-1948. Engrossing Clerk of Senate,
1923-1931. Baptist; served as Church Clerk; Pastor of one Church
for 25 years. Married Miss Lillian Jane Riggs of Mayesville, N. C,
December 24, 1914. Four children: Marvin W. Corey, David A.
Corey, Esther Marie Corey and Clifford C. Corey. Address: James-
ville, N. C.


Jennie Grier Erwin Craven, Democrat, Representative from
Mecklenburg County, was born in Mecklenburg County. Daughter
of William Grier and Florence Eisenhower (Hilton) Erwin. At-
tended Charlotte High School; St. Marys Private School; Eliza-
beth College. Member of Business and Professional Womens Club;
President, N. C. American Legion Auxiliary two years, National
President, National Chairman, Finance; National Child Welfare
Chairman ; Assistant State Director, Civilian Defence in charge
of Service Corps. Member, United Daughters Confederacy; Daugh-
ters American Revolution; Served as Member, Childrens Com-
mittee State Board of Welfare; Member of State WAC Recruit-
ing Committee. Member State Democratic Committee; State Dem-
ocratic Executive Committee; Precinct Committee; National
Speakers Bureau, Womans Section (Democratic). Member of Mo-
ravian Church, Secretary to the Vestry. Widow of Walter Gluya
Craven. Address: 1615 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, N. C.


Walter Edgar Crissman, Democi-at, Representative from Guil-
ford County, was born in Surry County, N. C, December 11, 1902.
Son of Charles E. and Ollie (Huff) Crissman. Attended High
Point High School and graduated in 1922. A.B., University North
Carolina, 1926; University Law School. Lawyer. Member Ameri-
can Bar Association; N. C. State Bar and High Point Bar Asso-
ciations. Vice-chairman Democratic Executive Committee of Guil-
ford County, 1933-1942; Chairman High Point Democratic Execu-
tive Committee, 1933-1942. State Councillor Junior Order United

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American Mechanics 1947-1948; Membei" Masonic Order. Repre-
sentative in the General Assembly of 1945 and 1947. Baptist;
Superintendent Sunday School since 1938. Married Miss Wilma
Planzer, April 6, 1935. Address: High Point, N. C.


Robert Watson Dalrymple, Democrat, Representative from Lee
County, was born near Sanford, N. C, June 16, 1922. Son of
Thomas Clyde and Laura Eunice Dalrymple. Attended Broadway
High School; N. C. State College, B.S. degree in Agricultural
Economics. Farmer. Member of Farm Bureau; American Legion;
Past Commander of Post No. 347; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mem-
ber Board of Directors, Junior Chamber of Comerce at Sanford;
Secretary, Young Democrats Club of Lee County. Mason. Sigma
Chi Fraternity. Entered Military service July 5, 1943, placed on
inactive duty February 27, 1947; 1st Lieut, in Marine Corps. Pres-
byterian; Teacher in Bible Class of Sunday School. Address:
R.F.D. Jonesboro Heights Station, Sanford, N. C.


J. McRae Dalton, Democrat, Representative from Forsyth
County, was born at Danbury, N. C, August 18, 1886. Son of
Rufus I and Cora (McCanless) Dalton. Attended Winston-Salem
Schools and Salem Boys' School; Guilford College, 1904. Real
Estate Dealer. Member, T.P.A., U.C.T., Twin City Club, Wilson-
ian Democratic Club ; Travelers Protective Association ; United
Commercial Travelers. Chairman of Forsyth County Democratic
Executive Committee, 1944; Member of Forsyth County Ration
Board. Methodist ; Member of Board of Stewards. Address : 643
West Fifth St., Winston-Salem, N. C.


Grover C. Davis, Democrat, Representative from Haywood
County, was born Januaiy 1, 1885. Son of Joseph S. and Nancy
(Medford) Davis. Attended Cullowhee High School, 1903-1905;
Western Carolina College, 1909; Wake Forest College, 1910-1913.
Attorney at Law. Member of Haywood County Bar Association,
President from 1931-1940; North Carolina Bar Association. Chair-

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man of Haywood County Board of Elections, 1916-1920; Attorney
for Haywood County, 1918-1922, 1934-1936; Solicitor for 20th
Judicial District, 1922-1930 (two terms). Methodist; Trustee for
First Methodist Church, Waynesville, for past 15 years; Taught
Men's Bible Class, 1938-1944. Married Miss Jessie McCrary, May
30, 1916. Two sons: Dr. Grover McCrary Davis of Fort Lauder-
dale, Florida, and Joseph Vance Davis, M.D. who died November
8, 1945. Address: Waynesville, N. C.


Roy Walton Davis, Democrat, Representative from McDowell
County, was born at Ennis, Texas, September 9, 1900. Son of
William Kennedy and Jennie Mae (Riley) Davis. Attended St. Joe
Texas High School, 1915; Clarendon Junior College, Clarendon,
Texas, 1917; North Texas State College, Denton Texas, graduat-
ing in 1920; University of Tennessee, graduating in 1922 with
B.S. Degree in Commerce; Wake Forest Law School, 1930-1931.
Lawyer. Member of American Bar Association; North Carolina
Bar Association; McDowell County Bar Association, President,
1943; Gamma Eta Gamma Legal Fraternity. Solicitor, McDowell
County Criminal Court, 1931-1937; Judge, McDowell County Crim-
inal Court, 1938. Member of Sigma Nu Social Fraternity; Epsilon
Eta Chapter, University of Tennessee. Vice-President, Marion
Kiwanis Club, 1948; President, 1949; District Financial Chair-
man, McDowell County Boy Scouts of America, 1947-1949; Mem-
ber of American Legion, 1923 to 1949. Private in the U. S. Army
in first World War, 1918. Methodist; Steward, 1947-1949; Trustee,
1944-1949. Married Miss Mildred Wilson, May 10, 1927. One son:
Roy Walton Davis, Jr., age 18. Address: 266 South Main Street,
Marion, N. C.


James Edgar Divelbiss, Jr., Democrat, Representative from
Buncombe County, was born at Asheville, N. C, October 19, 1901.
Son of Joseph Edward and Florence May (Leatherwood) Divel-
biss. Attended Asheville City Schools. Co-Owner Community Coal
& Lumber Company; Vice President, Biltmore Coal Company.
President of Asheville Lions Club, 1941-1942; Member, Asheville
City Council^ 1936-1940; Vice Mayor, 1940-1945. Member of Mt.

Biographical Sketches 441

Herman Lodge No. 118 A.F. & A.M.; Ionic Council No. 9 Royal
and Select Masons; Oasis Temple, Shrine; Asheville Shrine Club,
Methodist; Member Board of Stewards, 1946-1951. Married Miss
Eleanor Bridger Cherry, December 25, 1921. One daughter: Daisy
Cherrie (Mrs. R. H. Culberson). Address: 140 Westwood Road,
Lakeview Park, Asheville, N. C.


James Kemp Doughton, Democrat, Representative from Alle-
ghany County, was born at Sparta, N. C, May 18, 1884. Son of
Rufus A. and Sue (Parks) Doughton. Attended Oak Ridge In-
stitute, 1900-1902; University of North Carolina, 1903. Govern-
ment Official. State Bank Examiner, and later National Bank Ex-
aminer with assignments as Chief Examiner of the Atlanta and
Richmond Federal Reserve Districts. Bank official in Washington,
N. C. and Salisbury, N. C. Manager Richmond Agency Recon-
struction Finance Coi'p., 1932-1933. General Agent and Chairman
of the Board, Farm Credit Administration of Baltimore, 1934-
1946. Methodist. Married Miss Josephine Lane Brown of Raleigh,
February 2, 1910. Three children: James Kemp Doughton, Jr.,
Alice Brown Doughton, and Josephine Lane Doughton. Addi-ess:
Sparta, N. C.


James Haralson Duncan, Democrat, Representative from Chero-
kee County, was born at Clayton, Georgia, August 10, 1914. Son
of Haralson Earl and Rachel (Justus) Duncan. Attended Rabun
County High School, Georgia, 1919-1930. Wholesale Dealer in
Petroleum Products. Member of Cherokee Lodge No. 146 Ancient
Free and Accepted Masons, Master, 1947 and 1948. Storekeeper
3rd Class, United States Naval Reserve; enlisted March 11, 1944,
discharged, August 8, 1945. Baptist; Teacher of Young Men's
Bible Class. Married Miss Maude Virginia Burleson, April 21,
1935. Children: Two sons. Address: Murphy, N. C.

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Deaderick Chandler Dungan, Democrat, Representative from
Rowan County, was born at Little Rock, Arkansas, October 6,
1899. Son of John Morgan and Anne (Mitchell) Dungan. Attended
Little Rock High School, 1913-1916; New Mexico Military Insti-
tute, Rosewell, N. Mex., 1916-1918; University of Arkansas, Fay-
etteville, Ark., 1919-1921. Farm Tractor & Implement Dealer. City
Councilman, Salisbury, N. C, 1937-1947; Mayor of Salisbury,
1939-1941. Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity; Benevolent Protec-
tive Order of Elks; Knights of Pythias; American Legion; Forty
and Eight. Student (rank of private). Officers Training Corps,
Fortress Monroe, Va., October-November, 1918; Lieutenant, Cap-
tain, Major, Leiutenant-Colonel, North Carolina State Guard,
1941-1947. Episcopalian; Vestryman, 1942-1943. Married Miss
Vivian Gregory, November 29, 1924. Two daughters: Mrs. Pete
M. Ebersole, Chapel Hill, N. C; Miss Jeanne G. Dungan. Address:
630 South Main St., Salisbury, N. C.


Alonzo Clay Edwards, Democrat, Representative from Greene
County, was born at Hookerton, N. C, September 29, 1904. Son
of Dr. G. C. and Catherine (Herman) Edwards. Attended schools
of Hookerton, 1910-1921; Trinity College, 1921-1924. Farmer.
Member Greene County Agricultural Adjustment Administration
Committee 1935-1940; Chairman, 1938-1940; North Carolina Farm
Bureau State Membership Chairman 1942-1948 and Member of
State Executive Committee 1937-1948. Representative from North
Carolina to the National Farm Bureau Convention 1938, 1945,
1946, 1947, and 1948; Vice-President North Carolina Farm Bureau
1947-1948; Director, Peanut Growers Cooperative 1942-1949; Di-
rector Coastal Plain Soil Conservation District 1942-1949; Presi-
dent, North Carolina Association of Soil Conservation District
Supervisors, 1946; Commissioner, Town of Hookerton 1931-1940
Chairman United War Fund for Greene County 1943, 1944, 1945
Mason; Jerusalem Lodge No. 95, A. F. & A. M., Knights Templar
Royal Arch Masons; Sudan Temple, A. A. 0. N. M. Shrine; Junior
Order United American Mechanics; Trustee, Jr. 0. U. A. M. Chil-
dren's Home, Lexington, N. C. 1941-1948; State Councilor 1944-

Edwards of Durham
Eggers of Watauga
Ervin of Mecklenburg

Falls of Cleveland

Fisher of Cumberland
Fisher of Transylvania

Floyd of Robeson

Fountain of Edgecombe
Gantt of Durham

Garland of Gaston
Gentry of Ashe
Gibbs of Carteret

Gobble of Forsyth
Greene of Hoke

Hanford of Alamance

Harding of Yadkin
Hardison of Craven
Harris of Person

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1945, National Representative Jr. 0. U. A. M. 1945-1949; B. P. 0,
of Elks; Lambda Chi Alpha; State Board of Education 1943-1948;
Representative in the General Assembly of 1941, 1943, 1945, and
1947; Methodist; Steward 1928-1948; Charge Lay Leader Hooker-
ton Circuit 1935-1948; Sunday School Superintendent 1942-1949;
Married Miss Bettie Hardy Taylor, Febi-uary 20, 1935. One son,
Alonzo Clay Edwards, Jr. Address: Hookerton, N. C.


Daniel Kramer Edwards, Democrat, Representative from Dur-
ham County, was born in Durham, N. C, February 17, 1914. Son
of Charles W. and Eva Marie (Kramer) Edwards. Attended Dur-
ham High School; A.B. Degree, Duke University, 1935; grad-
uated from Harvard Law School, LL.B. Degree, 1938. Lawyer.
Member of the American Bar Association, North Carolina State
Bar, and Bar Association; Past-President of Durham Civitan
Club; Member of Phi Beta Kappa, Duke University; Chairman of
the Durham County Chapter American Red Cross, 1947-48; Com-
mander Durham Post V.F.W., 1947; Representative in the Gen-
eral Assembly of 1947; Member N. C. General Statutes Commis-
sion, 1948; Lt. Col. Infantry, NC NG, commanding 1st Bn. 119th
Inf. Served in Army from September 16, 1940 to December 7,
1945, attaining rank of Lt. Col. in the Infantry. Served in General
Staff Corps and in infantry units. Awarded the DistingTiished
Service Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf
Cluster, Air Medal, Purple Heart and Combat Infantry Badge,
Author of: "Amphibious Operations," Infanti'y Journal, April,
1946; "Rise of Governmental Centralization in North Carolina,"
Popular Government, September 1947. Methodist, Steward. Mar-
ried Miss Mary Partin, December 24, 1941. Four children: Kath-
erine Leroy Edwards, Daniel K. Edwards, Jr., Claire Egan Ed-
wards and Jane Harrison Edwards. Address: 406 Buchanan Road,
Durham, N. C.


Stacy Clyde Eggers, Sr., Republican, Representative from Wa-
tauga County, was born in Forest Grove, N. C, April 17, 1890,
Son of Emsley R. and Lucinda M. (Johnson) Eggers. Attended
Watauga County Public Schools, 1897-1908; Cove Creek High

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School, 1909; Appalachian Training School, 1909-1912. Farmer
and real estate broker. Taught in Public Schools of Watauga
County, 1911 and 1912. Member Boone Chamber of Commerce.
Chairman Board of County Commissioners, 1924-1926; Bookkeeper,
Shei'iffs' office, four years; County Tax Assessor: United States
Commissioner. Merchant. President and Secretary-Treasurer,
Sugar Grove National Farm Loan Association; Chairman Board
of Directors, Mountain Burley Tobacco Warehouse; President
Board of Directors, Wilkesboro National Farm Loan Association;
Secretary-Treasurer, Boone Tobacco Board of Trade; Member

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