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Board of Directors, Watauga Fair Association. Mason, Thirty-
second degree. Representative from Watauga County in the Gen-
eral Assembly of 1945, 1947. Baptist. Sunday School teacher for
the past twenty-seven years; Moderator, Three Forks Associa-
tion, 1940-1944; Member, General Board Baptist State Convention
1942-1945. Married Miss Nora South, December 3, 1913. Four chil-
dren: First Lieutenant E. Morris Eggers, Air Corps, killed in
action; Christine Eggers, Stacy C. Eggers, Jr., Margaret Eggers.
Address: Boone, N. C.



SUSAN GRAHAM ERVIN

Susan Graham Ervin (Mrs. Joseph W.), Democrat, Representa-
tive from Mecklenburg County, was born at Morganton, N. C.
Daughter of J. Ernest and Susan Washington Clark Erwin. At-
tended Saint Mary's School and Junior College, Raleigh; gi-ad-
uated from Ward-Belmont College, Nashville, Tennessee; special
courses in literature, creative writing and journalism at Univer-
sity of North Carolina. House wife and journalist. Member of
Mecklenburg Chapter, Daughters of American Revolution; Char-
lotte Junior League; N. C. Society for the Preservation of Antiqui-
ties; Health Board of Charlotte Y.W.C.A. Winner of Atlantic
Monthly Nation-wide essay contest and several national poetry
prizes. Author of articles and poems appearing in magazines and
newspapers. Episcopalian. Widow of Hon. Joe W. Ervin, Con-
gressman from the Tenth Congressional District. Address: 166
Cherokee Road, Charlotte, N. C.



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BAYARD THURMAN FALLS, JR.

Bayard Thurman Falls, Jr., Democrat, Representative from
Cleveland County, was born at Shelby, N. C, September 14, 1911.
Son of B. T. and Selma E. Falls. Attended Shelby Public Schools,
1917-1929; LL.B., Wake Forest College, 1939. Lawyer. Member
North Carolina State Bar. Gamma Eta Gamma, Law Fraternity.
President Shelby Junior Chamber of Commerce. Charter member
Shelby Lodge No. 1709 B.P.O.E. Representative in the General
Assembly of 1943. Episcopalian. Married Miss Sara Hines, No-
vember 12, 1938. Two children: Betsy Falls, age 6, Selma Falls,
age 2. Address: Shelby, N. C.

RALPH RUDOLPH FISHER

Ralph Rudolph Fisher, Republican, Representative from Tran-
sylvania County, was born at Greenville, S. C, February 3, 1892.
Son of Dr. W. C. and Rhoda Emma (Walker) Fisher. Attended
Columbus Institute, 1903-1904; Furman Fitting School, Green-
ville, S. C, 1909-1910; Mars Hill College, 1910-1914; Wake Forest
College, 1917. Lawyer. President, Brevard Chamber of Commerce,
1941; Vice President, Lion's Club, Brevard, 1944-1945. Served in
World War L 1917-1919. Commander Munroe Wilson Post 88,
American Legion, 1940-1941; District Commander, 19th District
N. C. Department, 1942-1945; Delegate to National Convention at
Omaha, Neb., 1943. Noble Grande in Odd Fellows; Council Com-
mander, Woodmen of the World. Chairman, Republican County
Executive Committee; Delegate to Republican National Convention
at Philadelphia, 1940. Representative in General Assembly, Regu-
lar Session, 1921; Special Session, 1922; Regular Session, 1945.
Member of First Baptist Church, Brevard. Married Miss Thelma
Richardson, of Marion, Va., January 31, 1923. Address: Brevard,
N. C.

TROY ANCIL FISHER

Troy Ancil Fisher, Democrat, Representative from Cumberland
County, was born in Cumberland County, December 12, 1909. Son
of W. L. and Rosa Belle (Allen) Fisher. Attended Cedar Creek
School and Stedman School, 1916-1928. Farmer. Member of North
Carolina Farm Bureau; President of Cumberland County Farm
Bureau; A. A. A. Committeeman, 1940-1948. Member of Woodmen
of the World. Baptist; Member of Board of Trustees since 1946,



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Married Miss Bertha Miller, January 21, 1940. Four daughters:
Nancy Rose Fisher, age 8; Mary Ancil Fisher, age 5; Helen Troy
Fisher, age 3; Bertha Sue Fisher, age 6 months. Address: Route
5, Fayetteville, N. C.

FRANCIS WAYLAND FLOYD

Francis Wayland Floyd, Democrat, Representative from Robe-
son County, was born at Lumberton, N. C, May 23, 1904. Son of
Francis Afred and Nora May (Lewis) Floyd. Attended Fairmont
High School, 1919-1922; Wake Forest College; Wake Forest Law
School, admitted to practice in 1932. Attorney at Law. Member
of N. C. State Bar; 9th Judicial District Bar Association; Robe-
son County Bar Association. Solicitor, Robeson County Recorder's
Court, Fairmont District, 1936-1940 and 1944-1948. Member of
Woodmen of the World; Civitan International; Past Lieut. Gov-
ernor, N. C. District Civitan; 32nd degree Mason; Shriner. 1st
Lieutenant, N. C. State Guard, 1941-1947. Baptist. Married Miss
Meddie Thompson, July 5, 1926. Two sons: Robert Francis Floyd,
age 21; Edwin Oliver Floyd, age 17. Address: Fairmont, N. C.



BENJAMIN EAGLES FOUNTAIN

Benjamin Eagles Fountain, Democrat, Representative from
Edgecombe County, was born in that county, January 17, 1897.
Son of Almon L. and Louisa (Eagles) Fountain. Attended Edge-
combe County Schools; Tarboro High School; John Graham Pre-
paratory School, Warrenton, 1915-1917; University North Caro-
lina, 1917-1918; Law School, 1921-1923. Lawyer, farmer, realtor.
Member Rocky Mount and N. C. Bar Associations. Member Board
of Trustees, Rocky Mount City Schools, 1934 to 1947; Trustee of
Greater University of N. C; Government Appeal Agent, Local
Draft Board No. 2, Edgecombe County, 1940-1942. Served in
U. S. Navy, 1918; member American Legion; Commander Cole-
man Pitt Post, 1927-1928. Presbyterian; Deacon since 1937; chair-
man Board of Deacons 1941-1942. Representative in the General
Assembly of 1943, 1945 and 1947. Married Miss Emmie Jane
Green of Fountain Inn, S. C, June 14, 1928. Children: Benjamin
Eagles, Jr., Arthur Green and Jane Bryson. Address: Rocky
Mount, N. C.



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ROBERT MELVIN GANTT, SR.

Robert Melvin Gantt, Sr., Democrat, Representative from Dur-
ham County, was born in Belwood, Cleveland County, N. C. Son
of Melvin Puckett and Georgianna (Jones) Gantt. Attended Bel-
wood Institute, Cleveland County, from school age until entering
college in 1904. A.B. Trinity College (now Duke University) June
1909; Law School 1910-1912. Lawyer. Member Durham County
Bar Association, President, 1935-1936; Member North Carolina
Bar Association and North Carolina State Bar. Foi'merly member
American Bar Association. State Director National Emergency
Council, 1935-1937. Member State Guard, 1907-1909. Junior Order
United American Mechanics, Councillor for State, 1925-1926. Rep-
resentative in the General Assembly of 1945. Methodist. Married
Miss Kathryn Claywell, December 16, 1914. Three children: Mrs.
J. Carl Clamp, Robert Melvin Gantt, Jr., and Samuel Fox Gantt.
Address: 1007 Gloria Avenue, Durham, N. C.



JAMES BOYCE GARLAND

James Boyce Garland, Democrat, Representative from Gaston
County, was born at Gastonia, N. C, June 16, 1920. Son of Peter
Woods and Kathleen (Boyce) Garland. Attended Gastonia High
School, 1933-1937; University of North Carolina, 1941, B.S. in
Commerce; Law School of University of North Carolina, 1946
Commerce; Law School of University of North Carolina, 1946,
LL.B. Attorney. Member of Gaston County Bar Association; North
Carolina Bar Association; Secretary and Treasurer Fourteenth
Judicial Bar, 1948-1949. Member of Beta Theta Pi Delta Pi Legal
Fraternity; President of Phi Delta Phi, Vance Inn, 1945-1946. Vice
President of Gastonia Junior Chamber of Commerce; Vice Com-
mander of Gastonia Post No. 23 of American Legion. 1st Lieuten-
ant, Field Artillery, 1942-1945; Served with Eighth Infantry Divi-
sion in European Theatre of Operations; Received Bronz Star for
heroic achievement in battle, 1945. Presbyterian; Member of
Board of Deacons; Assistant Superintendent of Sunday School.
Address: 510 South York Street, Gastonia, N. C.



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TODD H. GENTRY

Todd H. Gentry, Democrat, Representative from Ashe County,
was born in Ashe County, April 23, 1912. Son of J. B. and Leora
(Trivett) Gentry. Attended West Jefferson High School, 1928-
1932; Lees McRae College. Secretary-Treasurer and part owner
of Oak Flooring Co., Inc., West Jefferson, N. C. Member of West
Jefferson Merchants Association; Elk Club. Mason. Member of the
Board of Directors of the West Jefferson Rotary Club. Methodist;
Steward, 1932 to present, Charge Lay Leader last four years.
Married Miss Nina Houck, September 1, 19.34. Children: Tony,
Diane and Sarah. Address: West Jefferson, N. C.

HENRY SYLVESTER GIBBS

Henry Sylvester Gibbs, Democrat, Representative from Carteret
County, was born at New Bern, N. C, April 28, 1895. Son of
Henry Len and Oler Thatch (Farrow) Gibbs. Attended Warren-
ton High School, 1911-1914; University of North Carolina, 1914-
1915. Real Estate Dealer and Insurance. Mayor of Morehead City,
1933-1939; Chairman Carteret County ABC Board, 1939-1948.
Member Morehead City Port Commission, 1939-1948, Chairman,
1945, 1946, 1947, and 1948; Member, State Ports Authority, 1945
(term of six years) ; Yeoman, U. S. NRF., Fifth Naval District,
1917-1919. President North Carolina Committee on Coastal De-
fense, 1940. Director, Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Com-
pany, 1939-1948 (Member of Executive Committee, 1939-1948);
Trustee, Greater University of North Carolina, 1947 (term of
eight years). President, Morehead City Rotary Club, 1940; Presi-
dent, Morehead City Community Assistance (Welfare) 1940. Rep-
resentative in the General Assembly of 1941, 1943, 1945 and 1947.
Episcopalian. Married Miss Lucille Leary, December 20, 1917.
Two children: H. S. Gibbs, Ji'., born January 9, 1919, and Eric
Gregg Gibbs, born November 18, 1921. Address: Morehead City,
N. C.

FLEETUS LEE GOBBLE

Fleetus Lee Gobble, Democrat, Representative from Forsyth
County, was born in Davidson County, N. C, January 1, 1891. Son
of John H. and Frances (Foster) Gobble. Attended Public Schools
Davidson Countv 1897-1910. Entei'ed Atlanta Barber College Janu-



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ary 2, 1911 and completed course. Barber. Barber and Beauty
School Operator. Member Associated Master Barbers of America ;
President State Association Master Barbers 1934-1935. Member
Educational and Legislative Committee since 1935. Member Wil-
son Democratic Club. Member of Chamber of Commerce. Member
House of Representatives 1941, 1943 and 1945. Methodist. Treas-
urer 1926-1928; President Men's Bible Class 1925-1926; Board of
Stewards 1925-1932. Married Miss Blanche Evans. Three chil-
dren: Juanita, Dr. Fleetus L., Jr., and James F. Address: Route 4,
Winston-Salem, N. C. . - .

HARRY ALEXANDER GREENE

Harry Alexander Greene, Democrat, Representative from Hoke
County, was born in Rock Hill, S. C, March 11, 1898. Son of
James Alfred, Sr., and Mabel (Andrews) Greene. Fertilizer and
cotton dealer. Coroner, Hoke County, 1945-1946. Representative
in the General Assembly of 1947. Presbyterian, Deacon, 1942 to
present. Sergeant, 1917-1919 in the Army of the U. S.; 1st Lt.,
N. C. National Guard, 1923-1929. Married Miss Hazel Hatsell,
August 14, 1937. Two children: Frances Ward Greene, James
Worthy Green. Address: Raeford, N. C.

EDWARD R. HANFORD, SR.

Edward R. Hanford, Democrat, Representative from Alamance
County, was born in Alamance County, September 5, 1885. Son of
Andrew Jackson and Elizabeth (Heritage) Hanford. Attended
Whitsett Institute, 1905. Brick manufacturer. Member Burlington
School Board, 1926-1930. Member Alamance County Commis-
sioners 1930-1932 and 1943-1944. Woodman of America. Repre-
sentative in the General Assembly of 1937. Married Miss Ava May
Russell, April 30, 1907. Address: Burlington, N. C.

FRANKLIN DANIEL BOONE HARDING

Franklin Daniel Boone Harding, Republican, Representative
from Yadkin County, was born at Yadkinville, N. C, June 29,
1904. Son of Dr. Thomas Renny and Effie Morrison (Kelly) Hard-
ing. Attended Yadkinville High School, graduating in 1920; Uni-
versity of North Carolina, 1920-1925, A.B. Degree; University



Hatch of Wake
Hathaway of Gates
Hayes of Randolph



Hayman of Dare
Hocutt of Johnston
Horton of Burke



Howard of Gaston
Huskins of Yancey
Johnson of Currituck



Jones of Camden

Jones of Rutherford
Kearney of Franklin



Kerr of Warren
Kilpatrick of Pitt

Kirkman of Guilford



Kiser of Scotland

Lassiter of Mecklenburg
Leatherman of Lincoln




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Law School, 1927-1929. Lawyer. Member of North Carolina State
Bar; North Carolina Bar Association. Mayor of Town of Yadkin-
ville, 1931-1937, 1947-1948. Delegate to Republican National Con-
vention, 1944. County Attorney for Yadkin County, 1944-1948.
Member of Yadkin Masonic Lodge No. Ifi2 A. F. & A. M., Master
at present. Trustee, Yadkinville Methodist Church. Married Miss
Laura M. Bowman, 1931. One daughter: Laura Frances, age 12.
Address: Yadkinville, N. C.

BURL GARLAND HARDISON

Burl Garland Hardison, Democrat, Representative from Craven
County, was born in that County, November 14, 1901. Sen of L. H.
and Debbie (Herring) Hardison. Attended Craven County Schools.
Farmer and Merchant. Member Craven County Democratic Execu-
tive Committee, 1928-1938. State Gasoline Inspector. 1937-1943.
Representative from Craven County in the General Assembly of
1945 and 1947. Mason. Member, Ionic Lodge No. 583; Sudan
Temple, A.A.O.N. Mystic Shrine at New Bern. N. C. Member,
Christian Church; Deacon. Married Miss Lillie Franks Hardison,
January 22, 1922. Two children: Burl D. Hardison and Fannie
Louise Hardison Duncan. Address: New Bern, N. C, Route 2.

REGINALD LEE HARRIS

Reginald Lee Harris, Democrat, Representative from Person
County, was born in Roxboro, N. C, September 9, 1890. Son of
William Henry and Rosa Lee (Jordan) Harris. Attended Virginia
Military Institute. Chairman Person County Memorial Hospital;
President Roxboro Cotton Mills; President Peoples Bank; Director
Roxboro Building and Loan Association since its organization in
1923. Representative in the General Assembly of 1927, 1929, 1931,
1933, 1935 and 1947. Speaker of the House, 1933. Member Educa-
tional Commission, 1929-1931; Advisory Budget Commission, 1931-
1933; Textbook Rental Commission, 1935-1943; Chairman State
School Commission, 1941-1943; Chairman State Board of Educa-
tion. 1943-1945. Elected Lieutenant Governor November 5, 1940
by the largest vote ever received by a candidate for this office.
Trustee University of North Carolina since 1933. President North
Carolina Cotton Manufacturers' Association, 1946. Director, North



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Carolina State College Foundation; Director, North Carolina
Textile Foundation; Director, The Business Foundation; Director
Home Economics Foundation; Director, Cotton-Textile Institute.
Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1936, 1940 and 1944.
Methodist. Rotary Club. Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Married Miss
Katharine Long of Roxboro on December 10, 1913. Six children.
Nine grandchildren. Address : Roxboro, N. C.

WILLIAM THOMAS HATCH

William Thomas Hatch, Democrat, Representative from Wake
County, was born at Millbrook, N. C, April 1, 1905. Son of Na-
thaniel Ward Hatch and Minnie (Thomas) Hatch. Attended Ra-
leigh High School, 1924; Wake Forest College, LL.B. degree,
1928. Attorney. Member Wake County Bar Association; District
Bar Association; North Carolina State Bar; American Bar Asso-
ciation; Member Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and the Execu-
tives Club of Raleigh. Mason; Shriner; Member Junior Order.
Representative in the General Assembly of 1937, 1939, 1941, 1943,
1945, 1947, and two special sessions. Methodist. Married Miss
Mabel Penney, Raleigh, N. C, June 24, 1943. Address: Wake
Forest Road, Raleigh, N. C.

CLARENCE PERCIVAL HATHAWAY, JR.

Clarence Percival Hathaway, Jr., Democrat, Representative
from Gates County, was born in Trotville, N. C. Son of Clarence
Percival and Hattie Susan (Harrell) Hathaway. Graduated from
Sunbury High School, Sunbury, N. C, 1934; Mars Hill College,
1936. Bookkeeper. Member of the Ruritan Club. Entered Naval
Service March 30, 1942 as third class petty officer; appointed
Ensign, U. S. Navy Resei've, June 13, 1944; Separated from
Service, November 27, 1945. Representative in the General Assem-
bly of 1947. Member Masonic Lodge No. 126, Gatesville, N. C,
Shriner, Commander American Legion Post 136, Gatesville, N. C.
Methodist; Superintendent of Sunday School. Married Miss Alice
Louise Payne, December 11, 1943. Two children: Clarence Percival
Hathaway III; daughter, Harriet Anne Hathaway. Address: Sun-
bury, N. C.



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ROBERT SMITH HAYES

Robert Smith Hayes, Republican, Representative fiom Randolph
County, was born near Randleman, Randolph County, N. C, June
28, 1896. Son of Eli Lafayette and Nancy (Vickory) Hayes. At-
tended New Salem School until 1913; Troy High School. Travel-
ing Salesman. Member of Randleman Rotary Club, present direc-
tor. Awarded Gold Medal for excellence in debating during Fresh-
man year in High School; competed for High School State Cham-
pionship at University of N. C. 1917. Mason; member of Grand
Lodge. Member of Clyde Boling Post, American Legion, Winston-
Salem, N. C. Received 5-10-15 year service honors as traveling-
representative of National Lead Company, New York City; five
year honors with American Marietta Company, Chicago, HI., Mari-
etta Paint & Color Company, High Point, North Carolina Branch.
Methodist; Steward; Sunday School Superintendent, 4 years;
Charge Lay Leader 3 years. Served in the United States Navy
as Seaman, -January 9, 1918 until August 27, 1919. Married Miss
Bertie Manning of Winston-Salem, June 26, 1926. Two daughters:
Betty Jean and Nancy Ellen. Address: Randleman, N. C,



DEWEY LABON HAYMAN

Dewey Labon Hayman, Democrat, Representative from Dare
County, was born in Tyrrell County, November 25, 1898. Son of
William Harrison and Louisiana (Belangia) Hayman. Attended
Elizabeth City Academy, 1912-1914; R. B. Creecy Private School,
1914-1916; International Correspondence School, Scranton, Penn-
sylvania, Majoring in Engineering. Owner-Manager of The Ar-
lington Hotel, Nags Head, N. C. Member of Dare Beaches Cham-
ber of Commerce; member, Board of Directors, 1948-1949. Em-
ployed by N. C. State Highway and Public Works Commission
for 23 continuous years. Last position, Maintenance Supervisor,
2nd District, First Division. Also worked on engineering and con-
struction with State Highway and Public Works Commission.
Member of Sudan Shrine Temple, New Bern, N. C; Improved
Order of Red Men. Episcopalian; Vestryman, Church of the
Advent, Williamston, N. C, 1940-1944. Married Miss Phoebe
Gould, June 9, 1926. Two children: Mrs. Raymond Parent; Michael
Hayman. Address: The Arlington, Nags Head, N. C.



Biographical Sketches 455

HERBERT RONALD HOCUTT

Herbert Ronald Hocutt, Democrat, Representative from John-
ston County, was born in Johnston County, June 6, 1905. Son of
Thomas Bryant and Lina (Stott) Hocutt. Attended Kings Busi-
ness College, Raleigh, N. C. Farmer and Insurance Agent. Mem-
ber of the Society of Safety Engineers; Director of Southern
Safety Conference 1945-1946. Member of several National Com-
mittees. Director, North Carolina Highv\ray Safety Department,
1936-1945. President, Local Unit of North Carolina Farm Bu-
reau 1947. Mason. Representative in the General Assembly of
1947. Baptist. Married Miss Annie Jean Flowers, July 21, 1932.
Two sons: Ronald Jr., and Bennie Royster. Address: Wendell,
N. C, Route No. 1.

OSSIE LEE HORTON

Ossie Lee Horton, Democrat, Representative from Burke County,
was born in Chatham County, N. C, December 15, 1900. Son of
Willis G. and Nettie Bernice (Watts) Horton. Attended Bonlee
High School 1918-1922; Wake Forest College, 1922-1926вАФ LL.B.
Degree. Lawyer. Member Burke County Bar Association and
N. C. State Bar. Attorney for the Town of Valdese 1948-49.
Member Morganton Lions Club since 1929, Past President, Lieu-
tenant-Governor Clubs West, 1933-1934. Member Catawba Valley
Masonic Lodge, Past Master. Solicitor Burke County Criminal
Court, 1930-1933; Judge 1937-1940; Chairman Burke County
Board of Elections 1934-1947, 1940-1944; County Attorney, 1940-
1945. Senator from the Twenty-eighth Senatorial District in the
General Assembly of 1945. Methodist. Married Miss Mozelle Kib-
ler, June 14, 1930. Address: Morganton, N. C.



CARL WILEY HOWARD

Carl Wiley Howard, Democrat, Representative from Gaston
County, was born in McDuffie County, Georgia, December 31,
1915. Son of Ocran and Essie (Wiley) Howard. Attended Rich-
mond Military Academy, Augusta, Georgia, graduating in 1933;
Emory University, AB Degree, 1938; Emory University Law
School, LLB. 1941. Lawyer. Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity;
Sigma Chi Fraternity. Mayor of Bessemer City, N. C, 1947-1948.



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Mason, Treasurer and Trustee of Masonic Lodge; All York Rite
Bodies of Masonic; A. A. Order Nobles Mystic Shrine; Member
of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Lions Club, Presi-
dent; American Legion, Commander of Post; Junior Chamber of
Commerce. Major in World War II, January 1942-April 1946.
Methodist; Member Board of Stewards, 1946 to date; Superin-
tendent of Sunday School, 1946 to date. Married Beatrice Sexton
1938. Two sons: Thoman Jackson Howard, age 6, and Robert Sex-
ton Howard, age 2. Address: 215 Washington Ave., Bessemer
City, N. C.

J. FRANK HUSKINS

J. Frank Huskins, Democrat, Representative from Yancey
County, was born in Toledo, N. C, February 10, 1911. Son of
Joseph Erwin and Mary Etta (Peterson) Huskins. Attended pub-
lic schools of Yancey County; Yancey Collegiate Institute and
Burnsville High School, 1923-1927; Mars Hill College, 1927-1929;
University of North Carolina, 1929-1930, A.B. Degree; Univer-
sity of North Carolina Law School, 1930-1932; Licensed to prac-
tice in North Carolina, August 22, 1932; admitted to practice in
Federal Courts, 1933. Lawyer. Member, 18th District Bar Asso-
ciation; Vice-President, 1940-1941; North Carolina Bar Associa-
tion ; Yancey County Bar Association. Attorney for Home Owners'
Loan Corporation, 1933-1935. Mayor, Town of Burnsville, 1939-
1942, resigning in middle of second term to accept commission
in U. S. Navy. Served in United States Navy from July 10, 1942
to February 18, 1946; Lieutenant Commander in United States
Naval Reserve at present time. Member of the American Legion;
Lions Club; Burnsville Men's Club. Representative in the General
Assembly of 1947. Baptist. Married Miss Mary Bailey, January
22, 1938. Address: Burnsville, N. C.

EDWIN R. JOHNSON

Edwin R. Johnson, Democrat, Representative from Currituck
County, was born near Currituck Court House, September 10,
1868. Son of Silas P. and Carolina (Coulter) Johnson. Attended
public school and Atlantic Collegiate Institute of Elizabeth City.
Merchant. Chairman County Democratic Executive Committee,
1893-1937. Member State Senate, 1909, 1917; Representative in



Biographical Sketches 457

the General Assemblies of 1919, 1921, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1931 and
1937. Chairman Board of County Commissioners, 1907-1909;
former Chairman Board of Education. Food Administrator for
Currituck County during World War I. Chairman Highway Com-
mission, 1923-1924; Chairman Game Commission, 1923-1924. Mar-
ried Mrs. Genevieve Holloman, 1910. Address: Currituck, N. C.

JOHN WALTER JONES

John Walter Jones, Democrat, Representative from Camden
County, was born at South Mills, N. C, May 29, 1882. Son of
Thomas Crowder and Georgiana (Williams) Jones. Attended
Public Schools of Camden County. Retired Game Warden. Chair-
man and member of Camden County Board of Education, 1918-
1932; District Game and Fish Protector, 1943-1948; Secretary
and member Camden County Democratic Executive Committee,
1938 to present. Member New Lebanon Lodge No. 314, A.F. &
A.M., Past Master, and present Secretary; Cherokee Chapter
No. 14 Royal Arch Masons; Tyrian Council No. 19, Royal and
Select Masters; Griggs Commandery No. 14, Knights Templar;
Sudan Temple A. A. O.N. M.S. of New Bern, N. C; District Deputy
Grand Master of District No. 1 from 1916-1919, and 1925. Metho-
dist. Married Miss Maybelle Bartlett, October 1, 1905. Children:
J. B. Jones, Washington, D. C; William B. Jones, Hampton, Va. ;
Mrs. Margaret J. Leary, Arlington, Va.; one son, Winston L.
Jones, died in Germany April 14, 1945, with General Patton's
Third Army. Address: South Mills, N. C.

WOODROW WILSON JONES

Woodrow Wilson Jones, Democrat, Representative from Ruth-
erford County, was born near Rutherfordton, N. C, January 26,
1914. Son of Bernard Bartlett and Carl Jane (Nanney) Jones.
Attended Forest City and Gilney, N. C. Grammar Schools, 1921-
1928; Gilkey High School, 1928-1930; Rutherfordton- Spindale High



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