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School, 1930-1932; Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, N. C, 1932-1934;
Wake Forest College Law School, 1934-1937, LL.B. Degree. At-
torney. Member of the North Carolina Bar Association; Ruther-
ford County Bar Association, President, 1943; 18th Judicial Dis-
trict Bar Association, present Secretary-Treasurer; Rutherford-
ton Kiwanis Club, President, 1943, Director, 1947; Rutherfordton

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Junior Chamber of Commerce. City Attorney for Rutherfordton,
N. C, 1941-1943; Solicitor, Rutherford County Recorder's Court,
1941-1944. Representative in the General Assembly of 1947.
Baptist; Teacher, Baracca Sunday School Class, 1940-1944; Dea-
con; Teacher Young Men's Sunday School Class. Lieutenant (jg.)
United States Naval Reserve, Active duty, 1944-1946. Married
Miss Rachel Elizabeth Phelps of Lillington, N. C, November 21,
1936. Two children: Woodrow Wilson Jones, Jr., age 8 years;
Michael Anthony Jones, age 6 years. Address: Rutherfordton,
N. C.


Henry Crawford Kearney, Democrat, Representative from
Franklin County, was born at Franklinton, N. C, February 1,
1889. Son of Isaac Henry and Ozella Davis (Williams) Kearney.
Attended Franklinton Public Schools, 1906-1916; LL.B Wake
Forest College, 1922. Lawyer. Mayor of Franklinton, 1929-1939,
1941-1945. Third N. C. National Guard, 1915-1917; 120th In-
fantry 1917-1919; First Sergeant. Junior Order United American
Mechanics; Past and Present Councilor. Lions Club, Past Presi-
dent. Mason. Solicitor, Franklinton Recorder's Court. Representa-
tive in the General Assembly of 1941 and 1945. Baptist; Trustee;
Deacon. Married Miss Mary M. Gordon, December 20, 1922. Chil-
dren: Mrs. Thomas F. East, Jr.; Rachel Gordon Kearney, student
at Saint Mary's School. Address: Franklinton, N. C.


John Kerr, Jr., Democrat, Representative from Warren County,
was born in Warenton, N. C. Son of John H. and Lillian (Foote)
Kerr. Attended Warrenton Public Schools until 1917; A.B., Uni-
versity of North Carolina 1921 ; attended Wake Forest College Law
School 1923. Lawyer. Member North Carolina Bar Association.
Private in World War I. Representative in the General Assembly
from Edgecombe County in 1929 and from Warren County in
1939, 1941, 1943, 1945 and 1947; Speaker, 1943. Baptist. Chair-
man Warren County Democratic Executive Committee since 1932.
Married Miss Mary Hinton Duke. One son: John Kerr, III. Ad-
dress: Warrenton, N. C,

I.ittle of Alexander
Little of Anson
Little of Wake

Long of Swain

Maddrey of Hertford
Martin of Davidson

Massey of Graham
Matheson of Iredell

McDaniel of Buncombe

McMullan of Chowan
Moore of Wilson

Morris of Mecklenburg

Noble of Jones
Outlaw of Duplin
Page of Johnston

Parker of Harnett
Parrott of Lenoir
Pass of Clay

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Frank Marion Kilpatrick, Democrat, Representative from Pitt
County, was born in Grifton, N. C. 1891. Son of Frank Marion
and Emma (Wilson) Kilpatrick. Attended school in Grifton, N. C,
1907-1908; Johnson Bible College, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1909-
1910; Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia; Southern Short-
hand and Business College, Norfolk, Virginia, 1912. Farmer and
Realtor; Member of Ayden Rotary Club; President of Rotary Club
1940; Elected delegate to Rotary International, Havana, Cuba;
Counsellor of the Junior Order. Member of the Pitt County High-
way Commission for several years prior to the time the State
took it over; Member of Board of County Commissioners, 1936-
1940; Member of Town Aldermen of Ayden, 1942-1946. Served
on Pitt County AAA Committee for about ten years; Member of
Pitt County Democratic Executive Committee since 1938; Repre-
sentative in the General Assembly of 1947. Member of Ayden
Christian Church; Deacon for about 15 years. Married Miss Irma
Cannon, December 25, 1923. Two children: Frank Kilpatrick, Jr.,
and Lois Anne Kilpatrick. Address: Ayden, N. C.


Oscar Arthur Kirkman, Democrat, Representative from Guil-
ford County, was born at High Point, N. C, April 16, 1900. Son
of Oscar Arthur, Sr., and Lulu Blanche (Hammer) Kirkman. At-
tended Public Schools of High Point, graduating in 1918; Univer-
sity of Virginia, B.S., 1923; University of Virginia, M.S., 1924;
one year of law at the University of Virginia, 1924-1925; two
years of law, Oxford University (England) 1926-1928. Admitted
to North Carolina Bar, 1929. Executive Vice-President and Gen-
eral Manager High Point, Thomasville & Denton Railroad Comp-
any of High Point, N. C. President, Atlantic B. & L. Association,
High Point, since 1937; Director Southern Furniture Exposition
Building, High Point; Regional Vice-President and Director,
American Short Line Railroad Association, Washington, D. C,
since 1930. Member Board of School Commissioners, High Point,
1932-1939; Guilford County Board of Public Welfare, 1938-1939;
Board of Trustees of Winston-Salem Teachers College, two terms.
Mayor, City of High Point, 1939-1943; Councilman, 1945-Decem-

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ber 27, 1948. Federal Operating- Manager, railroads of Porto Rico
on special assignment from the Office of Emergency Management,
1943-1944. Teacher of Spanish, three years University of Virginia;
Business Law, High Point College, one year. Member of Elks;
Masons; Woodmen of the World; Royal Arcanum; Private U.S.
Army, 1918; American Legion, Adjutant in the 20's; Alpha Kappa
Psi Fraternity. National President, Alpha Kappa Psi, (Commerce
and Business Administration Fraternity), Indianapolis, Indiana,
1929-1933. Methodist; Member of Board of Stewards, 1929-1947.
Married Miss Katharine Morgan of Salisbury, N. C, March 10,
1939. Children: Larkin, age 11; Caroline, age 9; John age 7;
Susan, age six months. Address: 501 West High Street, High
Point, N. C.


Roger Clinton Kiser, Democrat, Representative from Scotland
County, was born in Yadkin Township, Stokes County, August 30,
1894. Son of Edwin Kiser and Amy Florence (Butner) Kiser. At-
tended public and private schools in Stokes County; Piedmont
High School, Cleveland County; Guilford College; University of
North Carolina; Teachers College of Columbia University. Teacher
or principal for eighteen years in North Carolina schools. Farmer.
Member Scotland County Farmers' Club, Aberdeen Tobacco
Board of Trade, American Farm Bureau Federation, Rotary In-
ternational, American Legion. Oiganized and commanded Comp-
any "H" 5th Development Battalion, Camp McArthur, Waco,
Texas, World War I. Mason. Member Christian Church. Married
Miss Gertrude Margaret Bedell, Ridgewood, N. J., August 14,
1926. Two children: Dorothy May Kiser, student, Guilford College;
Edwin Marten Kiser. Address: 318 Vance St., Laurinburg, N. C.


Robert Lassiter, Jr., Democrat, Representative from Mecklen-
burg County, was born at Charlotte, N. C, January 30, 1912. Son
of Robert and Daisy (Hanes) Lassiter. Attended Woodberry
Forest, 1925-1930; Yale University, A.B., 1934; Harvard Law
School, LL.B., 1938. Attorney. Lieutenant Commander, United
States Navy, 1941-1945. Psi Eupsilon Fraternity. Methodist. Mar-
ried Miss Elizabeth Fitton, 1943. One daughter. Address: 700
Law Building, Charlotte, N. C.

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Marvin T. Leatherman, Democrat, Representative from Lincoln
County, vv^as born in Lincoln County, March 30, 1896. Son of
Franklin J. and Parthena (Wesson) Leatherman. Attended Pub-
lic Schools of Lincoln County ; Piedmont High School, Lawndale,
N. C; Rutherford College; Law course. Wake Forest College. At-
torney at Law^. Member, North Carolina State Bar Association ;
Lincolnton Bar Association. Clerk Superior Court, Lincoln
County, 1924-1930; Attorney, Lincoln County, 1930-1946. Knights
of Pythias; Lincolnton .Kiwanis Club, President, 1946. Baptist;
Deacon ; taught men's Bible Class for past twenty years. Married
Mattie Tinman, January 24, 1924. One daughter: Marguerite,
junior at Meredith College. Address: Lincolnton, N. C.


Earl Fritz Little, Democrat, Representative from Alexander
County, was born at Waynesville, N. C, August 27, 1918. Son of
Earl C. and Mag-gie (Nichols) Little. Attended Leicester High
School, 1932-1936; Biltmore College, Asheville, N. C. Farmer.
Served in the armed forces, June 13, 1941 to September 31, 1945
as Sergeant. Methodist. Address: Taylorsville, N. C.


Hal W. Little, Democrat, Representative from Anson County,
was born at Wadesboro, N. C, August 11, 1905. Son of Henry W.
and Effie (Allen) Little. Attended Wadesboro High School and
Duke University. Merchant and Farmer. Member and President
of Rotary Club; Member and President of Anson Executive Club;
Woodmen of the World. Anson County Commissioner. Captain,
United States Army, July 11, 1942 to January 16, 1946. Metho-
dist; Chairman Board of Stewards. Married Miss Mary Louise
Robbins, June 9, 1944. Two children: Dora Anne Little and Henry
Wall Little, III. Address: Wadesboro, N. C.


James C. Little, Jr., Democrat, Representative from Wake
County, was born at Raleigh, N. C, November 10, 1917. Son of
James C. and Alma (Marsh) Little. Attended Needham B.

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Broughton High School, 1930-1934; Duke University, 1934-1938,
A.B. Degree; Duke University Law School, LL.B. Degree, 1940.
Attorney at Law. Member of the Wake County Bar Association;
North Carolina Bar Association. National Committeeman North
Carolina Young Democratic Club, 1948-1949. Kappa Sigma, Omi-
cron Delta Kappa, Beta Omega Sigma Fraternities. First Lieu-
tenant in the U. S. Marine Corps, 1942-1945. Presbyterian; Mem-
ber of Board of Deacons. Married Miss Menefee Bennett, Decem-
ber 14, 1946. One child: Menefee Bennett Little. Address: Raleigh,
N. C .


James Robert Long, Democrat, Representative from Swain
County, was born at Cullowhee, N. C, May 17, 1875. Son of
John M. and Alice (Stephens) Long. Attended the County
Schools; Cullowhee Normal and Lidustrial College (Now Western
Carolina Teachers College), 1897. Insurance. Cashier of Bryson
City Bank for 25 years; Register of Deeds, Jackson County, 1898-
1901; Tax Clerk, North Carolina Tax Commission; Town Alder-
man for Bryson City; Town Treasurer for Bryson City. Mem-
ber of Bryson City Rotary Club, President, 1944. Methodist; Lay
Leader, Waynesville District, 18 years; Member Board of Stew-
ards, Bryson City Methodist Church, 25 years. Married Miss
Ethel Smith, February 11, 1900. One child. Address: Bryson City,
N. C.


Charles Gordon Maddrey, Democrat, Representative from Hert-
ford County, was born at Seaboard, N. C, November 9, 1904.
Son of J. T. and Rowena Milner (Stephenson) Maddrey, Attended
Seaboard High School, 1911-1922; Wake Forest College, A.B. De-
gree, 1926; University of North Carolina, several summers.
Farmer and merchant. Hertford County Farm Bureau-past presi-
dent. Member of Rotary Club; Chamber of Commerce; Chairaian
School Board; Past President Scotland Neck Kiwanis Club;
Beechwood Country Club; Executive Member East Carolina
Council BSA. Mason. Baptist; Chairman Board of Deacons;
Teacher of Young Men's Bible Class. Married Miss Mabel Claire
Hoggard, December 26, 1931. Two sons: Charles Hoggard Mad-
drey, 12; Joseph Gordon Maddrey, 7. Address: 421 W. Church
Street, Ahoskie, N. C.

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Lister A. Martin, Democrat, Representative from Davidson
County, was born in Leaksville, October 29, 1885. Son of A. B. J.
and Lula W. (Hubbard) Martin. Attended Leaksville Public
School; Oak Ridge Institute, 1904; University of North Carolina,
1906-1908. Lawyer. Member North Carolina Bar Association and
the Davidson County Bar Association. Judge, Recorder's Court,
Thomasville, 1911-1913; Solicitor, Recorder's Court, Lexington,
1920. Member of Lexington High School Board, 1925-1926. Mem-
ber Lexington Rotary Club. Representative in the General Assem-
bly of 1927, 1929 and 1937. Baptist. Member Board of Deacons;
Teacher Baracca Class. Married Miss Jessie King, May 24, 1911
(Deceased); three children: Jessie, Louise and Mary. Married
Miss Claire Brown 1943. Address: Lexington, N. C.


Dennis Alexandra Massey, Democrat, Representative from
Graham County, was born at Cove Creek, Haywood County, Jan-
uary 5, 1896. Son of Princess Vaughan and Lucinda (Owens)
Massey. Attended Waynesville High School. Barber. Member of
Missionary Baptist Church, Robbinsville; former Deacon and
Treasurer. Ordained Minister and Pastor of Long Creek Baptist
Church. Married Miss Arlene Slaughter, September 29, 1914.
Three children: Glenn Massey; Mrs. Lucile Owen; Mrs. Dennis
Mae Wiggins. Address: Robbinsville, N. C.


John Flood Matheson, Democrat, Representative from Iredell
County, was born in Cheraw, South Carolina, June 7, 1906. Son
of Donald Stuart and Esten (Jennings) Matheson. Attended
Cheraw High School, 1919-1923; B.S., North Carolina State, 1927.
Textile manufacturer. Member of American Manufacturer's As-
sociation; Cotton Textile Institute; U. S. Chamber of Commerce.
City Councilman, 1936-1945. Member of Kappa Alpha and Phi
Kappa Phi Fraternities. Representative in the General Assembly
of 1947. Presbyterian. Married Miss Beth Davidson, April, 1945.
One child, Mary Davidson Matheson, born April 22, 1946. Ad-
dress: Mooresville, N. C.

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Leslie Harold McDaniel, Democrat, Representative from Bun-
combe County, was born at St. George, South Carolina, May 10,
1894. Son of James Calvin and Mary Ann (Shuler) McDaniel. At-
tended elementary schools and Business High School, Washington,
D. C; Washington College of Law, Washington, D. C, graduat-
ing with Bachelor of Law degree in May of 1926. Retired Attor-
ney-Examiner, Interstate Commerce Commission, Washington, D.
C. Former member of District of Columbia Bar. Chairman of
Oteen Precinct Democratic Executive Committee and member of
Buncombe County Democratic Executive Committee. Member of
Buncombe County Local Draft Board No. 1 ; Black Mountain
Price and Rationing Board. Served in World War I ; promoted
to rank of Sergeant. Accepted as candidate in Officers training
school; commissioned as Second Lieutenant in Reserve Corps at
end of war. Member of Loyal Order of Moose, Asheville, N. C.
Member and past Commander of C. W. Francy Post No. 70,
American Legion, Oteen, N. C; Past Chef de Train, 40 and 8,
Western N. C. Voiture No. 1187; former member of Disabled
American Veterans; Past member of the Rehabilitation Committee
of the American Legion Department of North Carolina. Meth-
odist. Married Miss Loretta Robbins, February 18, 1925. Address:
Oteen, N. C.


John Henry McMullan, Democrat, Representative from Chowan
County, was born at Hei'tford, N. C, August 13, 1882. Son of Dr.
John H. and Lina (Tucker) McMullan. Educated at Edenton
Academy; University of North Carolina, class of 1903; University
of North Carolina Law School, class of 1906. Lawyer. Member
North Carolina Bar Association. First President, Chowan County
Chamber of Commerce; Mayor of Edenton for eleven years; Judge
Chowan Recorders Court for six years. DKE College fraternity.
Trustee of University of North Carolina, 1919-1932, Representa-
tive from Chowan County in the General Assembly of 1919; State
Senator from the First Senatorial District in the General Assem-
bly of 1925. Episcopalian. Married Miss Carolyn Barrow Clarke,
1925. One daughter, Carolyn Clarke McMullan, now Mrs. Robert
S. Grant. Address: 14 East King Street, Edenton, N. C.

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Larry Ichabod Moore, Jr., Democrat, Representative from Wil-
son County, was born in Greenville, N. C, January 26, 1904. Son
of Larry L and Ella (King) Moore. Attended New Bern Public
Schools 1910-1920; University of North Carolina, A.B. course
1920-22; B.S. course 1922-24; Law 1924-26. Lawyer, Farmer and
Dairyman. Solicitor Wilson County General County Court 1929-
1934. Representative in the General Assembly of 1939, 1941, 1943,
1945 and 1947. County Attorney, Wilson County since 1943; Past
President, Second Judicial District Bar Association; Past President
Wilson County Young Democrats Club; served 8 years as Direc-
tor, General Alumni Association of the University of North Car-
olina and several years as President of Wilson County Alumni
Association; member State Board of Health, 1943-1944; member
Advisory Budget Commission; member Beta Theta Pi Social Fra-
ternity and Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity; Member Farm Bu-
reau, State Grange, Mason, (Past Master) ; Royal Arch Mason,
(Past High Priest), Mt. Lebanon Council, No. 13, Royal and
Select Masters (Past Illustrious Master) ; Knights Templar (Past
Commander) ; Shriner, Past President Wilson County Shrine
Club; Member of Benevolent and Protective order of Elks (Ex-
alted Ruler 1941-42, Wilson Lodge No. 840, Honorary Life Mem-
ber) . Married Miss Grace Thompson February 7, 1946. One daugh-
ter, Grace Thompson Moore, born November 26, 1946; one son,
Larry L Moore, III, born July 1, 1948. Address: Wilson, N. C.


Harvey Morris, Democrat, Representative from Mecklenburg
County, was born in Charlotte, N. C, September 18, 1887. Son of
P. R. and Pinky Lee (Berryhill) Morris. Finished Charlotte
Schools in 1905. Dairy Farmer. President of Morris Livestock
Co., Morris Farm Equipment Co., and Morris Esso Service Co.
Member of Mecklenburg County Welfare Board, 1936-1938; Board
of County Commissioners, 1938-1940, National Guard, 1905-1908.
Mason, Shriner, Elk, Moose, Eagles. Representative in the Gen-
eral Assembly of 1945 and 1947. Presbyterian. Married Miss Iris
Owen. Three children. Address : Charlotte, N. C. Route No. 6.

Powell of Columbus
Powell of Rockingham
Pritchard of Mitchell

Pritchett of Caldwell
Rackley of Sampson
Regan of Robeson

Roberts of Madison
Royster of Vance
Scott of Beaufort

Shomaker of Avery
Shreve of Guilford
Slagle of Macon

Smith of Union
Smoot of Davie
Snow of Surry

Spruill of Bertie
Story of Wilkes
Tatem of Tyrrel

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George Nicholson Noble, Democrat, Representative from Jones
County, was born in Jones County, February 2, 1908. Son of
George G. and Sabrah (James) Noble. Attended Trenton High
School, 1923-1927; N. C. State College, graduating in 1931, B.S.
Degree. Merchant and Farmer. Mayor of Trenton, 1946-1948.
Chief Petty Officer in Navy, November 1942-October 1945. ^Meth-
odist. Married Miss Jane Bunting, September 25, 1942. One
daughter. Address: Box 400, Trenton, N. C.


Lewis Wright Outlaw, Democrat, Representative from Duplin
County, was born near Outlaws Bridge, Albertson Township, Dup-
lin County, December 15, 1891. Son of Joseph Benjamin and Em-
ma (Simmons) Outlaw. Attended Outlaws School, 1897-1910; re-
ceived diploma in bookkeeping course at King's Business School,
Raleigh, N. C, 1912. Farmer. Private Battery A, 113th Field
Artillery, 30th Division, May 16, 1918, until mustered out March
28, 1919. Member of Duplin County AAA Committee about 6
years; served as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tri
County Electric Membership Corporation since set up ; Supervisor
in Southeastern Soil Conservation District consisting of Wayne,
Lenoir, Sampson and Duplin Counties; Representative in the
General Assembly of 1947. Address: Seven Springs, N. C,
Route 1.


Giles Troy Page, Democrat, Representative from Johnston
County, was born in Rockingham County on May 15, 1896. Son
of William G. and Martha Elizabeth (Setliffe) Page. Attended
Rockingham County Public School, 1903 to 1913; Leaksville Spray
Institute, Leaksville, N. C, 1914 to 1915; Course in Salesman-
ship at Eastman Correspondence School, 1921. Supply merchant,
farmer and cotton ginner. Member North Carolina Merchants
Association; Clayton Rotary Club since 1932, President, 1941;
Attended National Conventions as delegate at Havana, Cuba, At-
lantic City, N. J., and San Francisco, California. President,
Homestead Building & Loan Ass'n. Clayton, N. C. Town Com-
missioner of Clayton, N. C, 1937-1941, 1945-1947. .Knights of

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Pythias, Chancellor Commander, 1939-1940. No. 16 Mason, Master
Granite Lodge No. 191, 1942; Secretary, 1943-1944; Past Masters
Jewel. Baptist. Member Board Deacons 6 years; present Deacon;
Sunday School superintendent since 1938. Married Miss Minnie
Wiley Cox, October 10, 1925. One son: G. Troy Page, Jr. Address:
Clayton, N. C.


Howard Elliott Parker, Democrat, Representative from Har-
nett County, was born at Bunnlevel, N. C, September 27, 1915.
Son of James Washington and Crissie W. (Allen) Parker. At-
tended Erwin Schools; graduated from High School, 1933; U. S.
Armed Forces Institute Course (University of Wisconsin) 1945,
on Labor Law. Representative Textile Workers Union of Amer-
ica, CIO. Member board of directors Erwin Athletic Booster Club
1948; Erwin Fire Department since 1947; North Carolina State
Firemen's Association; Harnett County Farm Bureau. Chairman
Harnett County Young Democrats, 1948. Member of Patriotic
Order Sons of America, Washington Camp No. 68, Erwin, N. C;
member of Order Law Committee, 1947; Deputy State President,
1948. Member Junior Order, United American Mechanics, Wash-
ington Council No. 191, Erwin, N. C; Chaplain local Council,
1948. Co-Chairman Erwin Community Chest drive, 1948. Member
of Erwin Post No. 133, American Legion. Enlisted in Army Air
Forces as private October, 1942. Honorably discharged with rank
of Staff Sergeant December, 1945. Married Miss Netral P. Pollard
of Coats, N. C, 1942. One son: Howard E. Parker II, born 1945.
Address: Erwin, N. C.


Marion Arendell Parrott, Democrat, Representative from Lenoir
County, was born at Kinston, N. C, August 23, 1918. Son of Dr.
William Thomas, Sr. and Jeannette Euphemia (Johnson) Parrott.
Attended Kinston Public Schools, 1924-1935; The Citadel, 1939,
B.A.; University of North Carolina, 1947, LL.B. Lawyer. Mem-
ber of Lenoir County Bar Association; Kinston Chamber of Com-
merce; Lenoir County Farm Bureau. Member of Zeta Psi (Col-
lege social fraternity) ; St. John's Lodge No. 4, Ancient Free
and Accepted Masons; New Bern Consistory No. 3, Scottish Rite

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Masons (32nd degree) ; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American
Legion; La Societe des 40 Hommes et 8 Cheveaux. Entered service
with Service Battery, 113th Field Artillery, North Carolina Na-
tional Guard, later transferred to Parachute troops; On active
service, September 16, 1940 to March 18, 1946; Major, 377th Para-
chute F. A. Battalion, 101st Airborne Division. Member of the
Disciples of Christ Church; Deacon, 1948 — . Married Miss Lillian
West, March 6, 1948. Address: 610 North Queen Street, Kinston,
N. C.


Fred Davidson Pass, Democrat, Representative fi'om Clay
County, was born at Hayesville, N. C, January 15, 1882. Son of
William Bascom and Mary (Davidson) Pass. Attended Young
L. G. Harris College, 1900-1904. Service Station and Hotel Owner.
Mayor of Hayesville, May, 1947 to present. Member of Junior
Order; Woodmen of the World; Lions Club. Methodist. Married
Miss Katherine Hogsed, June 26, 1913. Address: Hayesville, N. C.


Junius Kenneth Powell, Democrat, Representative from Colum-
bus County, was born in Whiteville, N. C, July 15, 1899. Son of
Robert Henry and Nett (McKinnon) Powell. Attended Whiteville
High School; Judge Walter Siler's Law School, Raleigh, and Wake
Forest College. Lawyer. Solicitor, Columbus County Court, 1935-
1936; Attorney for Columbus County, 1937-1939; Tax Attorney
for Columbus County, 1939-1940; Attorney for Town of Fair
Bluff, 1944-1946. 32nd Degree Mason; Shriner. Senator from the
Tenth District in the General Assembly of 1947. Presbyterian.
Married Miss Helen Simmons, October 7, 1919. One daughter:
Mrs. Catherine Powell Powell (Student U.N.C. Law School). Ad-
dress: Whiteville, N. C.


Radford Gilmore Powell, Democrat, Representative from Rock-
ingham County, was born at Reidsville, N. C, December 9, 1903.
Son of William Johnson and Ophelia (Strader) Powell. Attended
Mt. Carmel School; Reidsville High School, 1918. Employee of
American Tobacco Company. First Vice President N. C. State

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Federation of Labor; President Local 192 T.W.LU., Reidsville;

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