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President Tobacco Workers International Union, A.F. of L., 1943-
1944; Served as member of Board of Directors, Reidsville Cham-
ber of Commerce, 1942-1943; Appointed by Ex-Governor Brough-
ton during war to serve on Unemployment Compensation Board
of Reidsville; Former member Junior Order of American Me-
chanics, 1925. Boy Scout worker. Methodist; Former Superinten-
dent of Sunday School; Teacher of Men's Bible Class for twenty-
one years. Married Miss EfRe Mae Chapmon, April 11, 1924. Two
children: Eleanor Gail Powell and Glen Harvey Powell. Address:
Route 3, Reidsville, N. C.

WARREN H. PRITCHARD

Warren H. Pritchard, Republican, Representative from Mitchell
County, was born at Spruce Pine, N. C, July 9, 1920. Son of
Clyde and Pearl (Hall) Pritchard. Attended Harris High School,
graduating 1937; Mars Hill Junior College, 1937-1939; B.S. De-
gree Wake Forest College, 1941; Midshipman-Officers School at
Harvard University; Graduate School of Bvisiness Administration,
1943-1944; LL.B., Wake Forest Law School, 1947. Attorney. Mem-
ber of Mitchell County Bar Association; Secretary, 17th District
Bar Association. Member, American Business Club; Phi Beta
Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa Fraternities. Lieutenant, United
States Navy, 1942-1946. Member of American Legion. Baptist;
Superintendent Sunday School; Clerk, Mitchell Baptist Associa-
tion. Address : Spruce Pine, N. C.

JAMES TURNER PRITCHETT

James Turner Pritchett, Democrat, Representative from Cald-
well County, was born in Guilford County, August 13, 1889. Son
of Henry C. and Margaret (Mebane) Pritchett. Attended Lenoir
High School; A.B., University of North Carolina 1914; Univer-
sity of North Carolina Law School and Wake Forest Law School.
Lawyer. Member of Caldwell County Bar Association; State Bar
and North Carolina Bar Association. Mayor of Lenoir 1919-1920.
Prosecuting Attorney, Caldwell County Recorder's Court 1931-
1934. Captain United States Army World War I; Alpha Tau Omega
College Fraternity; Past Grand Chancellor, Knights of Pythias.



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Representative from Caldwell County in the General Assembly
of 1939, 1941, 1943 and 1945. Presbyterian; Elder since 1937.
Married Miss Marj?aret Preston Martin, Salisbury, N. C, Decem-
ber 28, 1920. Two children: James Turner Pritchett, Jr., and
Mebane Moore Pritchett. Address: Lenoir, N, C.



ALMON EVERETT RACKLEY

Almon Everett Rackley, Republican, Representative from Samp-
son County, was born in Sampson County, December 9, 1895. Son
of Valentine and Elizabeth (Cherry) Rackley. Attended Salem-
burg Academy, 1913-1914. Tobacco Warehouseman and Farmer.
Magistrate, 1918-1934; Constable, 1940-1948. Baptist. Married Miss
Mary Peterson, February 28, 1915. One son: Pete F. Rackley. Ad-
dress: Clinton, N. C.



JOHN BRECKENRIDGE REGAN

John Breckenridge Regan, Representative from Robeson County,
was born at Lumberton, N. C, December 19, 1912. Son of John
Breckenridge and Jannatta A. (Fisher) Regan. Attended Appala-
chian State Teachers College, 1932-1934; Cumberland University,
1934-1936, LL.B. Degree. Lawyer and Farmer. Member of North
Carolina Bar Association ; Robeson County Bar Association ; Ninth
Judicial District Bar, Treasurer. Solicitor of Recorder's Court,
1938-1942. Member and twice Past Master of St. Pauls Masonic
Lodge, Phoenix Chapter, No. 20; Member of Palestine Commandry
No. 2, Fayetteville Council, No. 27, Sudan Temple; Grand Repre-
sentative of the Grand Lodge of South Carolina to the Grand
Lodge of North Carolina; Present District Deputy Grand Master
of the 11th Masonic District. Member and twice President of St.
Pauls Rotary Club, 1946, 1947. Methodist; Superintendent of Sun-
day School, 1941, 1942; Teacher of Men's Bible Class; Member of
Board of Stewards. Married Miss Mary Ann Brewer, December
25, 1938. Children: John Breckenridge Regan, IH, Mary Brewer
Regan, Annie Maynette Regan, George Duncan Regan. Address:
gt. Pauls, N. C,



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CLYDE MORRIS ROBERTS

Clyde Morris Roberts, Republican, Representative from Madison
County, was born at Marshall, N. C, September 25, 1909. Son of
George Garfield and Minnie (Allman) Roberts. Graduated from
Marshall High School, 1927; attended Mars Hill College, 1927-
1929; University of North Carolina, 1929-19.31, B.A. Degree. At-
torney at Law^. Member of Marshall Bar Association; North Caro-
lina and American Farm Bureau Federations; Past President of
Marshall Men's Club; Clerk Superior Court, Madison County, 1939-
1946; Vice Chairman, N. C. Young Republicans, 1940-1942; Chair-
man, Madison County Republican Executive Committee, 1946-
1948; Member of Committee on organization, N. C. Republican
Convention, 1948; Member of N. C. Republican Executive Com-
mittee, 1948. Social Science Teacher in Walnut High School, Madi-
son County, 1931-1936; Special Agent, Southern Railway Police
Department, 1936-1938. Member of French Broad Masonic Lodge
No. 292, Marshall, N. C, Master, 1941-1942; Lieut. U.S.N.R. Oct.,
1943 — Jan. 1946; Member American Legion, Davis- Sexton Post
No. 317; Boy Scouts of America, Committeeman, Troop 2; Mem-
ber North Carolina Wildlife Federation. Baptist. Married Miss
Lucile Roberts, May 13, 1944. One daughter: Cecelia Orlene
Roberts. Address: Marshall, N. C.



FRED STOVALL ROYSTER

Fred Stovall Royster, Democrat, Representative from Vance
County, was born in Dabney, N. C, December 31, 1908. Son of
John Stovall and Alvada (Green) Royster. Attended Henderson
High School, 1921-1925; Duke University. Tobacconist and
Farmer. President, Bright Belt Warehouse Association, 1945-1948;
President, Middle Belt Warehouse Association, 1944-1948; Chair-
man, Flue-Cured Tobacco Marketing Committee, 1948. Member
North Carolina Tobacco Advisory Council, 1948. Member Board
of Directors, North Carolina Farm Bureau, 1948. Member Tobacco
Committee, North Carolina State Grange, 1946-1948. Member
Board of Directors, North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, 1946-
1948. Member Henderson Rotary Club; Henderson Lodge 1681,
B.P.O.E.; Mason. Chairman, Vance County Board of Elections,
1934-1936. President, Henderson Chamber of Commerce, 1946. Rep-



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resentative from Vance County in the General Assembly of 1945
and 1947. Methodist; Chairman, Board of Stewards, 1937-1946.
Married Miss Launah Parker of Mooresville, N. C, January 4,
1942. Address: Henderson, N. C.



LEROY SCOTT

LeRoy Scott, Democrat, Representative from Beaufort County,
was born in Washington, N. C, October 20, 1909. Son of Lawrence
M. and Sina (Whitford) Scott. Attended Aurora High School,
1920-1921; Washington High School, September, 1922-June, 1927;
LL.B., Wake Forest College, June, 1931; U. S. Naval Indoctrina-
tion School at Dartmouth College, November, 1942-February, 1943;
Naval Intelligence School at Washington, D. C, October 1, 1942-
November 1, 1942. Attorney at Law. Member of the Elks Club;
Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Junior Chamber of
Commerce. U. S. Conciliation Commissioner under the Frazier
Lempke Farm Bankruptcy Act. Lieutenant Commander in the
U. S. Naval Reserve. Entered service October 1, 1942 and honor-
ably discharged at San Francisco on November 1, 1945. Vice-Presi-
dent, DVL. Fraternity at Wake Forest College; Vice-President of
the Euzelian Literary Society; Student Council. Representative in
the General Assembly of 1947. Episcopalian. Address: Wash-
ington, N. C. • , - ,

ROBY ALAN SHOMAKER

Roby Alan Shomaker, Republican, Representative from Avery
County, was born at Banner Elk, N. C, April 20, 1887. Son of
Robert T. and Louise (Johnson) Shomaker. Attended Walnut
Grove Institute, Watauga County, N. C, 1907. Farmer, business
man. Register of Deeds, Avery County, 1924-1932; Alderman,
Town of Newland, N. C, 1939; First Deputy Sheriff, Avery Coun-
ty, 1932-1937. Member of Masonic Order, Linville Lodge No, 489
A. F. & A. M., Newland, N. C, Secretary, 1929. Baptist. Married
Miss Sarah Fina Reece, February 22, 1914. Children: Eudine N.
Shomaker Duncan; Lois Shomaker; Mary Louise Shomaker Bare;
Sarah Victoria Shomaker Swan; Helen Ernestine Shomaker Wil-
liams. Address: Newland, N. C.



Taylor of Buncombe
Taylor of Caswell
Taylor of Wayne



Umstead of Orange
van Noppen of Stokes

VanderLinden of Catawba



Venters of Onslow

Wallace of Montgomery
Whitfield of Pender



Whitmire of Henderson
Williamson of Brunswick
Winslow of Perquimans



Woodard of Northampton
Worthington of Pitt

Annie Cooper — Principal Clerk




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CLYDE ALLISON SHREVE



Clyde Allison Shieve, Democrat, Representative from Guilford
County, was born in Rockingham County, N. C, June 25, 1908.
Son of J. A. and Bessie D. (Lester) Shreve. Attended Bethany
High School, Rockingham County, 1923-1927; University North
Carolina, 1928-1931; Woodrow Wilson College of Law, Atlanta,
Ga., LL.B., 1935. Lavi^er. Member State Bar; N. C. State
Grange; N. C. State Farm Bureau; A. F. & A. M., Stokesdale
Lodge No. 428; Jr. 0. U. A. M., Summerfield Council No. 174;
State Vice Councillor, 1942-1943; State Councillor, Jr. 0. U. A. M.,
1943-1944; Deputy National Councillor, 1945; Instructor Business
Law, Greensboro Evening College, September, 1949 ; Represen-
tative from Guilford County in the General Assembly of 1943
and 1947. Baptist. Married Miss Ruth Marie Doggett, December
27, 1933. One son: Clyde Allison Shreve, Jr. Address: Stokes-
dale, N. C.

CARL S. SLAGLE

Carl S. Slagle, Democrat, Representative from Macon County,
was born at Franklin. N. C, September 10, 1889. Son of Chas.
W. and Myra L. Slagle. Attended Franklin High School and North
Carolina State College. Farmer. Mason. Methodist. Married Miss
Louise Arthur, October 7, 1914. Three children: Mary, Myra and
Siler, all married. Address: Prentiss, N. C.



HENRY BASCOM SMITH

Henry Bascom Smth, Democrat, Representative from Union
County, was born in Union County, N. C, Ajjril 22, 1901. Son of
M. M. and Laura Dona (Price) Smith. Attended the Unionville
Public School; Monroe City High School, graduating, 1922; secured
License as Attorney, 1929. Attorney at Law. Member of North
Carolina State Bar; President of Thirteenth Judicial District
Bar, 1947; Assistant Judge of County Court, 1930-32; Judge of
County Court by appointment March 1, 1948-December 1, 1948;
Prosecuting Attorney, 1932-1946. Mason. Member of Lions Club;
President of Monroe Lions Club, July 1, 1946-June 30, 1947; Zone
Chairman Lions International 1947-1948; Chairman Monroe Park
and Recreation Commission; Methodist; member of Board of



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Stewards; Board of Trustees. Married Miss Marg'uerite Brown,
June 1, 1933. Three children: Henry B. Smith, Jr., Margaret Ann
Smith, William Lowery Smith. Address: 209 South Church Street,
Monroe, N. C.

JAMES NAPOLEON SMOOT

James Napoleon Smoot, Republican, Representative from Davie
County, was born in Davie County, January 22, 1891. Son of
Samuel J. and Florence Ella (Walker) Smoot. Farmer. Chairman
of Davie County Production Marketing Administration since 1944;
helped organize and serve as President of the first Farm Bureau
in Da. vie County; helped organize Center Grange and served in
the fallowing offices: Assistant Steward; Chaplain; Member of
Agriculture Committee at present; Supervisor of the Middle Yad-
kin Soil Conservation District, 1944 to the present time. Meth-
odist; Chairman of the Board of Stewards, 1938 to the present;
District Steward, 1940 to the present. Married Miss Mary Esther
Dwiggins, November 14, 1914. Five children: Address: Route 4,
Mocksville, N. C.

GEORGE KEY SNOW

George Key Snow, Democrat, Representative from Surry County,
was born in Surry County, N. C, May 5, 1891. Son of Joseph Ax-
som and Cora Elizabeth (Key) Snow. Attended Trinity Park
School, Durham, N. C, 1909-1910; Trinity College, 1910-1911;
1915-1917. Lawyer. Member of the North Carolina State Bar;
North Carolina Bar Association. Postmaster, Mount Airy, N. C,
1920, 1924; Asst. Director Civilian Defense April- 16, 1942 to April
15, 1944. State Salvage Manager War Production Board, April
1944 to October, 1945. Commander, North Carolina Department of
The American Legion, 1944-1945. Knights of Pythias, Chancellor
Commander, 1924; Member of Kiwanis Club, Mount Airy, N. C.
Served in the U. S. Army, May 2, 1917-August 7, 1919; Second
Lt., September, 1917; First Lt., November, 1919; Captain, Feb-
ruary, 1919. Representative in the General Assembly of 1947.
Methodist; Steward for last 25 years. Married Miss Tula Nina
Waller, September 15, 1919. One son: George K. Snow, Jr., born
January 25, 1933. Address: 146 West Lebanon Street, Mount
Airy, N. C.



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CHARLES WAYLAND SPRUILL

Charles Wayland Spruill, Democrat, Representative from Bertit
County, was born at Quitsna, April 6, 1889. Son of Charles Way-
land and Annie E. (Tadlock) Spruill. Attended Oak Ridge Insti-
tute, 1904-1906; State College 1908-1909. Merchant, farmer and
manufacturer. Member Bertie County Road Commission, 1920-
1921, 1925-1930. Chairman Snake Bite Township. Trustee, Repub-
lican High School and Lewiston-Woodville High School. President
Lewiston Telephone Co.; Vice President, Bank of Roxobel; Direc-
tor, Harrington Manufacturing Co. Member of State Planning
Board. Member of Mental Hospital Board of Control; Executive
Board of State Hospital. Chairman of Appeal Board No. 1. County
Commissioner of Bertie County, 1919-1920; Justice of the Peace,
1915-1937. Shriner and Junior Order. Member of the Windsor
Rotary Club; Chamber of Commerce; Senator, 1939. Member
House of Representatives, 1933, 1935, 1937, 1945, and 1947. Bap-
tist. Married Miss Ruth Bazemore, November 26, 1913. Two chil-
dren: Hanah Ruth and H. B. Spruill. Address: Windsor, N. C.

THOMAS EDGAR STORY

Thomas Edgar Story, Republican, Representative from Wilkes
County, was born in Blowing Rock, N. C. Son of Joshua Clingman
and Martha Ann (Day) Story. Attended Watauga County Schools,
1896-1904; Appalachian Training School, Boone, N. C, 1905-1909;
Trinity College, 1909-1910. University of North Carolina, 1910-
1913; A.B., 1913; M.A., 1919; Wake Forest Law School, 1933.
Teacher 1906 and 1907 and High School Principal, 1913-1939;
President, Wilkes County Teachers Association, 1927-1933; Presi-
dent, High School Principals, N. C. Educational Association, 1924;
Vice President, Northwest Division of the N. C. Educational Asso-
ciation, 1931 and 1932; President, Northwest District Teachers
Association, 1938-1939; Life Member National Education Associa-
tion since 1925; Vice President, Wilkesboro Building and Loai
Association, 1932-1939; Town Clerk, Trinity, N. C, 1922-1924
Elected Dry Delegate for Wilkes County, November 7, 1933. Law-
yer. Member, Wilkes County and Seventeenth Judicial District
Bar Associations. Junior Order United American Mechanics,
Councillor, 1923-1924; Knights of Pythias; Chancellor Commander,
1928-1929; Mason, Master Lodge 1935 and 1942; Worthy Patron,



Biographical Sketches 479

Order Eastern Star, 1939-1940; Master, Wilkesboro Subordinate
Grange 1936-1938; Master, Wilkes Pomona Grange 1938; Secre-
tary, Kiwanis Club, 1932-1949; Chairman of Wilkesboro Scout
Troop Committee No. 32, 1932-1940; Vice Chairman of Wilkes
Scout District, 1941-1943. Secretary, Wilkes County Republican
Executive Committee, 1944-1949. Member of Appeals Panel War
Man Power Commission, 1944. Representative in the General
Assembly of 1941, 1943, 1945, and 1947. Baptist; Secretary, Board
of Deacons, 1925-1940; Sunday School Superintendent, 1927-1949.
Moderator, Brushy Mountain Association 1934-1949. Married Miss
Mary Clarissa Downs, September 3, 1918. Three children: Thomas
Edgar, Jr., Donald Downs and William Robert. Address: Wilkes-
boro, N. C.

CHARLES WALLACE TATEM

C. W. Tatem, Democrat, Representative from Tyrrell County,
was born in Columbia, September 25, 1876. Son of Cammilas Eth-
eridge and Ellen E. (McClees) Tatem. Attended Columbia Acad-
emy, 1885-1891; Trinity School, 1892-1893. Civil Engineer. Rep-
resentative in the General Assembly, 1927, 1929, 1931, 1933, 1935
and 1937. Married Miss Ella Gertrude Wynne, September 24, 1896.
Address: Columbia, N. C.

ROY ARTHUR TAYLOR

Roy Arthur Taylor, Democrat, Representative from Buncombe
County, was born in Vader, Washington, January 31, 1910. Son
of Arthur A. and Lola (Morgan) Taylor. Attended Candler Ele-
mentary School, 1916-1923; Candler High School, 1923-1927; Bilt-
more College, Asheville, N. C, 1927 to June, 1929; Maryville Col-
lege, Maryville, Tenn., September, 1929-June, 1931, A.B. Degree;
Asheville University Law School, January, 1934-January, 1936.
Lawyer. Admitted to Bar, January, 1936. Member of Buncombe
County Bar Association; North Carolina State Bar. Member of
Junior Order United American Mechanics, District Deputy State
Governor, 1940 and 1941; Lions Club, President Black Mountain
Lions Club, 1943; Zone Chairman at present; President Black
Mountain Chamber of Commerce, 1947; United States Naval Re-
serve November 1943 to March 1946; Discharged with rank of
Lieutenant; Served as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer



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of LST and participated in invasions on Luzon and at Okinawa;
Representative in General Assembly in 1947; Member of Board of
Trustees of Asheville-Biltmore College at present; Member of
Board of Directors, Buncombe County Community Chest at pres-
ent; Baptist; Sunday School Superintendent, 1935-1943; Deacon
from 1937 to date. Married Miss Evelyn Reeves, May 8, 1932; Two
children: Alan F. Taylor, age 7; Toni R. Taylor, age 6. Address:
Black Mountain, N. C.

WILLIAM CLAIRE TAYLOR

William Claire Taylor, Democrat, Representative from Caswell
County, was born at Blanche, N. C, October 22, 1901. Son of
Nathaniel Jesse and Ada Jane (Pinchback) Taylor. Attended Mil-
ton High School, 1915-1919; Guilford College. Farmer and mer-
chant. Deputy Sheriff, Caswell County, 1920 through 1928. Rep-
resentative in the General Assembly of 1937 and 1939. Methodist;
Steward in Church since 1930. Married Miss Florence Toten Fos-
ter, April 26, 1924. Three children: Florence Ann, William Na-
thaniel, and John Bradsher. Address: Blanche, N. C.

WALTER FRANK TAYLOR

Walter Frank Taylor, Democrat, Representative from Wayne
County, was born in Duplin County, N. C, April 4, 1889. Son of
Luther and Ettie (Crow) Taylor. Attended Faison Male Academy;
University of North Carolina, A.B. Degree, 1911; LL.B. Degree,
1914. Lawyer. Member The American Bar Association; The N. C.
State Bar; Wayne County Bar. President, N. C. Bar Association,
1943-1944. Member of Goldsboro Kiwanis Club; B. P. 0. Elks; Phi
Beta Kappa Alpha ; Golden Fleece. Member of the Board of Trus-
tees of the University of North Carolina and of the North Caro-
lina College at Durham. State Senator in the General Assembly of
1921; Representative from Wayne County, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1945,
and 1947. Member State Board of Law Examiners and of the Re-
Codification Commission, 1941-1943; Chairman, Motor Transporta-
tion Commission, appointed by Governor Cherry to study and rec-
ommend changes in the laws relating to Motor Vehicle Transporta-
tion; Member of Insurance Commission from 1943 to 1945 for Re-
vision of Insurance Laws and re-appointed by Governor Cherry to



Biographical Sketches 481

serve from 1945 to 1947. Member of the Board of Aldermen of the
City of Goldsboro for six years. Member of Commission author-
ized by 1947 General Assembly to study the Administration of
Justice in North Carolina; Member of Budget Commission 1948.
Methodist; Member, Board of Stewards for several years and
Chairman of the Finance Committee for several years. Married
Miss Elizabeth Gibson, December 16, 1933. One child: Katharine
Patterson Taylor, age eleven years. Address : Goldsboro, N. C.

JOHN WESLEY UMSTEAD, JR.

John Wesley Umstead, Jr., Democrat, Representative from
Orange County, was born in Mangum Township, Durham County,
April 7, 1889. Son of John Wesley and Lula (Lunsford) Umstead.
Attended Public Schools of Durham County. Entered University
of North Carolina in September, 1905 and graduated with the
Class of 1909. Director, General Alumni Association of the Uni-
versity of North Carolina since 1921. Trustee and Member of
Executive Committee of the Greater University of North Caro-
lina; Member of Executive Committee of Hospitals Board of Con-
trol; Chairman of Commission on Merit System for Teachers;
Member Study Commission on Education. State Senator from the
Sixteenth Senatorial District, 1931, 1939. Member of House of
Representatives from Orange County in 1941, 1943, 1945 and 1947.
Mason; Elk; Grange; Farm Bureau. Methodist. Married Sallie
Hunter Reade of Person County, January 20, 1914. Three children
living: Frank Graham Umstead, Sarah Elizabeth Umstead, and
Anne Reade Umstead. A son, John Wesley Umstead, III, Captain
in U. S. Marine Corps, was killed in action on Saipan Island,
June 14, 1944. Manager Chapel Hill District Office of Jefferson
Standard Life Insurance Company. Address: Chapel Hill, N. C.

LEONARD HAMPTON van NOPPEN

Leonard Hampton van Noppen, Democrat, Representative from
Stokes County, was born at Leaksville-Spray, N. C. Son of Dr.
John James and Annie Pearl (Pratt) van Noppen. Attended Madi-
son High School, class of 1932; LL.B. Degree, Wake Forest Col-
lege, 1937. Lawyer. Member of North Carolina Bar Association;
Stokes County Bar Association; 21st Judicial District Bar Asso-



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ciation, Secretary-Treasurer for three terms, 1946, 1947, 1948.
Rotarian; Charter Secretary of Walnut Cove Rotary Club, 1947.
Chi Tau Fraternity (now Sigma Phi Epsilon). Served in the
United States Navy. 1943 to 1946; sei'vice in South West Pacific
Area; Lieutenant, USNR. Episcopalian; member of Vestry. Mar-
ried Miss Emorie Pepper, September 27, 1941. One daughter, Sally
Ann van Noppen. Address: Danbury, N. C.

WILLIAM HARRISON VANDERLINDEN, JR.

William Harrison VanderLinden, -Jr., Democrat, Representative
from Catawba County, was born in Hendersonville, N. C, April 2,
1917. Son of Dr. W. H. and Floride Bowden (Morris) Vander-
Linden. Attended Hendersonville High School, 1929-30; Valdese
Hig-h School 1930-33; A.B. Degree, Lenoir Rhyne College, 1937.
Member of firm Setzer Construction Co., Inc. Inducted in Army
as private August 21, 1941. Served with 117th Infantry, 30th Di-
vision; Commissioned 2nd Lt. July 6, 1942, Infantry School, Fort
Benning, Ga. ; Assigned to 96th Infantry Division at Camp Adair,
Oregon. Commanded Company H, 383rd Infantry. Separated from
service in December 1945 as Captain. Major, Reserve, September
1946. Member American Legion, Elks, Moose. State Commander
Department of N. C, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Commands Com-
pany H, 120th Infantry, N. C. National Guard. Representative in
the General Assembly of 1947. Presbyterian. Address: 330-1 5th
Avenue, Hickory, N. C. -

CARL VERNON VENTERS

Carl Vernon Venters, Democrat, Representative from Onslow
County, was born at Richlands, N. C, January 18, 1906. Son of
Wayne B. and Julia G. (Stevens) Venters. Attended Richlands
High School, 1918-1921; A.B. Degree, University of North Caro-
lina, 1926; LL.B., 1929. Attorney at Law. Member of N. C. State
Bar. County Solicitor, Onslow County Ciiminal Court, 1947-1948.
Editorial Staff, Edward Thompson Co., Law Publishers, Northport,
L. I., N. Y., January 1930-August, 1935; Associate Member Law-
Firm of Milbank, Tweed & Hope, 15 Broad St., New York, N. Y.,
September 1935 to August 1943; Associate Member Law Firm of
Oliver & Donnelly, 110 E. 42nd St., New York. N. Y.. September,



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1943 to September, 1945. Member of Phi Gamma Delta (Social)
and Phi Delta Phi (Legal) Fraternities. Episcopalian; member of
Vestry, St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Northport, N. Y., 1932-1935;
meiTiber of Vestry, St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Jacksonville,
N. C, 1946-1948. Married Miss Margaret Dean Burnette, April
30, 1930. Three children: Carl V. Venters, Jr., Wayne B. Venters,
Margaret Gayle Venters. Address: Jacksonville, N, C.

JOSEPH PAUL WALLACE

Joseph Paul Wallace, Democrat, Representative from Montgom-
ery County, was born in Troy, N. C, October 29, 1905. Son of
James Rufus and Abbie Lou (Wooley) Wallace. Graduated from
Troy High School, 1925. Automobile Dealer and Service Station
Operator. Past President of Young Democratic Club of Mont-
gomery County; Past President of Troy Rotary Club; President of
Troy Merchants Association ; Chairman of Board of Commissioners
of the Town of Troy, 1940-1942. Methodist; Church Treasurer,



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