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Fields (R), Fisher of Transylvania (R), Fisher of Cumberland,
Floyd, Gobble, Goodman (R), Gregory, Henderson, Hewlett, Hor-
ton, Ireland (R), Maddrey, Mintz, Scott, Warren, Woodard.

Committee on Senatorial Districts

Mr. Greene, Chairman
Mr. Henderson, Vice-Chmrman

Messrs: Branch, Brock (R), Brown of Watauga, Bryant, Bur-
foot, Clark of Lincoln, Dawkins, Gentry, Gobble, Gudger, Johnson,
Little of Anson, Long, Marshall, Quinn, Ramsay, Regan, Royster,
Sanders, Spruill, Stoner, Taylor of Warren, Turner, Venters,
Ward (R), Whitmire.

Committee on Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement

Mr. Umstead, Chairman
Mr. Carr, V ice-Chairmun

Messrs: Bender, Bost, Branch, Burfoot, Dalrymple, Doughton,
Fields (R), Fisher of Transylvania (R), Lassiter, Long, Marshall,
McRorie, Parrott, Pittman, Ramsay.



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Committee on Veterans Legislation

Mr. Dalrymple, Chairmaii
Mr. Mintz, Vice-Chairman

Messrs: Branch, Doughton, Fisher of Transylvania (R),
Gudger, Hardison, Hevirlett, Leinbach (R), Little of Alexander,
McRorie, O'Herron, Parrott, Pou, Wiggs, Woltz, Woolard.

Committee on Wildlife Resources

Mr. Kilpatrick, Chairman
Mr. Long, Vice-Chairman

Messrs: Allen, Atkins, Barker, Blue, Branch, Brantley, Brown
of Watauga, Bryson, Burgess, Burleson (R), Carr, Dalrymple,
Doughton, Fisher of Cumberland, Floyd, Greene, Holmes, Horton,
Johnson, Little of Alexander, Massey, McDuffie (R), Moore of
Clay, Satterfield, Swindell, Taylor of Buncombe, Turner, Uzzell,
Vogler, Warren, White, Whitley, Williams.

JOINT COMMITTEES

Committee on Enrolled Bills

Mr. Dellinger, Chairman

Messrs: Allen, Bender, Elliott, Falls, Fields (R), Fisher of
Transylvania (R), Goodman (R), Gregory, Kilpatrick, Quinn,
Scott, Steed, Vogler, White.

Committee on Justices of the Peace

Mr. Woodard, Chairman
Mr. Quinn, Vice-Chairman

Messrs : Avant, Blackwell, Brantley, Brown of Watauga, Combs,
Goodman (R), Gregory, Ireland (R), Kiser, Moore of Clay, Page,
Pittman, Shreve, Swindell, Ward (R).



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Committee on Library

Mr. Maddrey, Chairman

Messrs: Blackwell, Brock (R), Clark of Bladen, Bellinger,
Doughton, Elliott, Goodman (R), King, Riser, Marshall, McRorie,
Pope, Sams, Satterfield, Whitfield.

Committee on Printing

Mr. Vogler, Chairman

Messrs: Avant, Blue, Bryson, Crissman, Dalrymple, Duncan,
Fisher of Cumberland, Goodman (R), Maddrey, McDuffie (R),
Page, Satterfield, Shreve, Whitfield, Yates.

Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds

'Mr. Falls, Chairman
Mr. Brantley, V ice-Chairman

Messrs: Anderson, Blackwell, Clark of Bladen, Crissman, Dal-
rymple, Duncan, Elliott, Fields (R), Floyd, Fountain, Gregory,
Kiser, McDuffie (R), Page, Pope, Vogler, Woodard.

Committee on Trustees of the University

Mr. Ramsay, Chairman
Mr. Marshall, Vice-Chairman

Messrs: Barker, Brock (R), Burleson (R), Burfoot, Clark of
Bladen, Collier, Dawkins, Dill, Doughton, Duncan, Edwards of
Swain, Etheridge, Fountain, King, Love, Moore of Wilson, O'Her-
ron, Parrott, Pritchett, Regan, Rodman, Royster, Sams, Shreve,
Spruill, Steed, Umstead, Venters, Whitfield, Whitley, Whitmire,
Womble, Yarborough.



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SEAT ASSIGNMENT CHART— SESSION 1951

NORTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
(Democrats unless otherwise indicated)

County Name Address Seat

Alamance George A. Long Burlington 66

Alexander Earl F. Little Taylorsville 117

Alleghany J. K. Dough ton Sparta 38

Anson Hal W. Little Wadesboro 18

Ashe Todd H. Gentry West Jefferson 68

Avery W. R. Fields (R) Elk Park 108

Beaufort Wm. B. Rodman Washington 43

Bertie C. Wayland Spruill Windsor 7

Bladen Clarence S. Clark Clarkton 92

Brunswick Harry L. Mintz, Jr Supply 73

Buncombe Lamar Gudger Asheville 39

Claude L. Love Asheville 40

Roy A. Taylor Black Mountain 41

Burke 0. Lee Horton Morganton 63

Cabarrus E. T. Bost, Jr Concord 28

Dwight W. Quinn Kannapolis 27

Caldwell J. T. Pritchett Lenoir 35

Camden S. E. Burgess Belcross 114

Carteret George W Dill, Jr Morehead City 49

Caswell Joseph H. Warren Prospect Hill 89

Catawba Roy E. Leinbach, Jr. (R) Newton 107

Chatham W. Herman Scott Chapel Hill 96

Cherokee J. H. Duncan Murphy 87

Chowan John F. White Edenton 113

Clay H. M. Moore Hayesville 95

Cleveland B. T. Falls, Jr Shelby 1

Columbus Homer G. Avant Whiteville 76

Craven Burl G. Hardison '. New Bern 20

Cumberland J. L. Dawkins Fayetteville 98

Troy A. Fisher Fayetteville 99

Currituck E. R. Johnson Moyock 75

Dare R. Bruce Etheridge Manteo 60

Davidson Paul G. Stoner Lexington 46

Davie B. C. Brock (R) Farmington 105

Duplin R. M. Carr Wallace 81

Durham Oscar G. Barker Durham 85

Richard T. Sanders Durham 86

Edgecombe Ben E. Fountain Rocky Mount 54

Forsyth Winfield Blackwell Winston-Salem 42

F. L. Gobble Winston-Salem 69

Joe King Winston-Salem 70

Franklin Edward F. Yarborough Louisburg 57

Gaston Charles Bryant, Sr Gastonia 34

David P. Dellinger Cherryville 33

Gates Allen E. Askew Gatesville 50

Graham Dennis Massey Robbinsville 72

Granville Thomas W. Allen Creedmoor 19

Greene A. C. Edwards Hookerton 17

Guilford Walter E. Crissman High Point 30

0. Arthur Kirkman High Point 31

Clyde A. Shreve Stokesdale 32

Thomas Turner Greensboro 29

Halifax Joseph Branch Enfield 15

Harnett Carson Gregory Angler 93

Haywood Oral L. Yates Waynesville 67

Henderson R. Lee Whitmire Hendersonville 61

Hertford C. Gordon Maddrey Ahoskie 59

Hoke Harry A. Greene '.■.-... Raeford 3

Hyde Russell A. Swindell Swan Quarter 79

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County Name Address Seat

Jackson Frank H. Brown, Jr Cullowhee 112

Johnston G. Troy Page Clayton 90

J. Hayden Wiggs Selma 119

Jones R. P. Bender PoUocksville 77

Lee Robert W. Dalrymple Sanford 14

Lenoir Marion A. Parrott Kinston 26

Lincoln David Clark Lincolnton 51

Macon C Tom Bryson CuUasaja 94

Madison Dr. W. A. Sams Marshall 84

Martin E. G. Anderson Robersonville 88

McDowell Wm. P. Elliott Marion 116

Mecklenburg David H. Henderson Charlotte 23

Robert Lassiter, Jr Charlotte 24

E. M. O'Herron, Jr Charlotte 22

James B. Vogler Charlotte 21

Mitchell Jeter C. Burleson (R) Bakersville 104

Montgomery Joe D. Steed Candor 115

Moore H. Chfton Blue Aberdeen 16

Nash Tom A. Williams Battleboro 56

New Hanover Addison Hewlett, Jr Wilmington 55

Northampton J. Raynor Woodard Conway 58

Onslow Carl V. Venters Jacksonville 25

Orange J. W. Unstead, Jr Chapel Hill 97

Pamlico T. J. Collier Arapahoe 5

Pasquotank Noah Burfoot Elizabeth City 9

Pender J. V. Whitfield Burgaw 2

Perquimans Carroll R. Holmes Hertford 91

Person B. L Satterfield Timberlake 78

Pitt Frank M. Kilpatrick Ayden 8

Sam 0. Worthington Greenville 6

Polk R. E.Brantley Tryon 65

Randolph Wiley L. Ward (R) Asheboro 103

Richmond James H. Pittman Rockingham '.80

Robeson F. Wayland Floyd Fairmont ^48

John B. Regan St. Pauls 47

Rockingham R. G. Powell Reidsville 44

Rowan Kerr Craige Ramsay Salisbury 4

George R. Uzzell Salisbury 13

Rutherford Robert G. McRorie Rutherfordton 45

Sampson J. E. Tew (R) Clinton ■ 109

Scotland Roger C. Kiser .Lauriuburg 53

Stanly Spencer B Goodman (R) Richfield 100

Stokes Wm. F. Marshall, Jr Wabiut Cove 118

Surry Howard 0. Woltz, Jr Mt. Airy 83

Swain Herman Edwards Bryson City 82

Transylvania Ralph R. Fisher (R) Brevard 110

Tyrrell Lewis L. Combs Columbia 74

Union Ben A. Home Monroe Ill

Vance Fred S. Royster Henderson 36

Wake Edwin S. Pou Raleigh 11

Phil R. Whitley Wendell 12

W. Brantley Womble Gary 10

Warren William W. Taylor, Jr Warrenton 52

Washington W. J. Woolard Plymouth 71

Watauga Wade E. Brown Boone 64

Wayne W. Frank Taylor Goldsboro Speaker

Wilkes F. J. McDuffie (R) Wilkesboro 102

Wilson Larry 1. Moore, Jr Wilson 37

Yadkin W. N. Ireland (R) Hamptonville 101

Yancey Bill Atkins Burnsville 106



PART VII
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES







W. Kerr Scott
Governor



Biographical Sketches

EXECUTIVE OFFICIALS

WILLIAM KERR SCOTT

GOVERNOR

(Elected by the People)

William Kerr Scott, Democrat, was born at Haw River, Ala-
mance County, on April 17, 1896. Son of R. W. and Elizabeth
Hughes Scott. Attended Hawfields Graded School, 1902-1908;
Hawfields High School 1909-1913; N. C. State College 1913-1917;
B.S. Degree in Agriculture, honor student and athlete. Farmer
and dairyman. Emergency Food Production Agent, U. S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture, 1917; Private Field Artillery, 1918; Ala-
mance County Farm Agent, 1920-30; Master North Carolina State
Grange, 1930-33; Regional Director, Farm Debt Adjustment
Program of Resettlement Administration, 1934-36; State Commis-
sioner of Agriculture 1936. Reelected 1940, 1944. Resigned Feb-
ruary 14, 1948, to become candidate for Governor. Elected Gov-
ernor November 2, 1948. Member American Jersey Cattle Club;
N. C. Jersey Cattle Club (President) ; N. C. Rural Electrification
Authority and first North Carolinian to make public address
advocating rural electrification (Statesville in 1930) ; N. C. Dairy
Association (President) ; State Farmers Convention (President)
1934; N. C. Cotton Growers Cooperative Association (Advisory
Board) ; Walter B. Ellis Post No. 63 American Legion, Burling-
ton; Originator Tobacco Advisory Council; Tobacco Advisory
Board (Chairman 1945) ; National Association of Commissioners,
Secretaries and Commissioners of Agriculture (President 1947) ;
National Advisory Committee of Agricultural Research and Mar-
keting 1946-1948; Special Commission to Mexico to study Hoof
and Mouth Disease 1947.

Received Progressive Farmer award "Man of the Year" as N. C.
Agricultural Leader in 1937. Received N. C. State Grange award,
"Man of the Year" in 1950, Junior Order American Mechanics.
Hawfields Presbyterian Church (Deacon 1920-32, Elder 1933-48).
Married Miss Mary Elizabeth White' of Hawfields, July 2, 1919.
Three children: Osborne W., Haw River; Mary Kerr (Mrs. A. J.
Loudermilk), Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Robert W., student N. C.
State College. Address: Haw River, N. C.

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THAD EURE

secretary of state
(Elected by the People)

Thad Eure, Democrat, of Hertford County, was born November
15, 1899, in Gates County, N. C, Son of Tazewell A. and Armecia
(Langstun) Eure. Attended Gatesville High School, 1913-1917;
University of North Carolina, 1917-1919; University Law School
1921-1922. Lawyer. Past member. North Carolina Bar Associa-
tion; North Carolina State Bar, and Hertford County Bar Asso-
ciation. Mayor of Winton, 1923-1928. County attorney for Hert-
ford County, 1923-1931. Member of General Assembly of 1929,
representing Hertford County. Principal Clerk of the House of
Representatives, Sessions of 1931, 1933, 1935, and Extra Session,
1936. Presidential Elector First District of North Carolina, 1932.
Escheats Agent, University of North Carolina, 1933-1936. Elected
Secretary of State in the General Election of November 3, 1936,
and assumed duties of the office December 21, 1936, by virtue of
executive appointment, ten days prior to the commencement of
Constitutional term, on account of a vacancy that then occurred.
Re-elected Secretary of State in General Elections of 1940, 1944,
and 1948. President, Ahoskie Kiwanis Club, 1927. Theta Chi Fra-
ternity; Junior Order; B.P.O. Elks; President, N. C. Elks Associa-
tion, 1946; T. P. A.; Member Board of Trustees, Elon College;
President Elon College Foundation; American Legion, Forty and
Eight; President, National Association of Secretaries of State,
1942. Keynote speaker, Democratic State Convention, 1950. Con-
gregational Christian Church. Married Miss Minta Banks of Win-
ton, N. C, November 15, 1924. Of this union there are two chil-
dren, a daughter and a son, Armecia and Thad Eure, Jr. Legal
residence, Hertford County, N. C. Official address: State Capitol,
Raleigh,

HENRY LEE BRIDGES

state auditor
(Elected by the People)

Henry Lee Bridges, Democrat, was born in Franklin County,
N. C, June 10, 1907. Son of John Joseph and Ida Loraine (Car-



Biographical Sketches 366

roll) Bridges. Attended Wakelon High School, 1914-1920; Wiley
School, Raleigh, 1921; Wakelon High School, 1922; Millbrook High
School, 1923-1925; Mars Hill Junior College, A.B. Degree, 1929;
Wake Forest College, B.A. Degree 1931; Wake Forest Law School,
1932-1933. Attorney-at-Law. Member of the Greensboro Bar Asso-
ciation; N. C. State Bar. Deputy Clerk, Superior Court of Guil-
ford County, August, 1935-September, 1940; December, 1941-
October, 1942; December, 1945-June 1, 1946. (Break in dates
caused by Military Service). Secretary and Treasurer, Guilford
County Democratic Executive Committee, 1933-1940. Member and
Past Master of Greensboro Lodge No. 76 Ancient Free and Ac-
cepted Masons. Chorazin Chapter No. 13 Royal Arch Masons;
Ivanhoe Commandery No. 8 Knights Templar; Sudan Temple
A.A.O.N.M.S. Enlisted in National Guard May, 1934 as a Private;
promoted to Sgt. February, 1935 ; commissioned Second Lieuten-
ant, June 18, 1935; commissioned First Lieutenant, November 18,
1939; promoted to Captain, January 28, 1943; to Major on in-
active status, January 17, 1947. Entered Federal Service, Sep-
tember 16, 1940; released from active duty November 2, 1941;
recalled to active duty October 7, 1942 ; relieved from active duty
December 14, 1945. Veteran World War II, Post No. 53 American
Legion Local; Local No. 506 Forty and Eight. Deacon Hayes Bar-
ton Baptist Church; Member Board of Trustees Wake Forest Col-
lege. Married Miss Clarice Hines, December 12, 1936. Two chil-
dren: Joseph Henry, age eight years; George Hines, age four
years. Home address: 2618 Grant Ave., Raleigh, N. C.

BRANDON P. HODGES

STATE TREASURER

(Elected by the People)

Brandon P. Hodges, Democrat, born in Asheville North Carolina
September 6, 1903. Son of Daniel Merritt and Clara (Patton)
Hodges. Attended city schools of Asheville, Porter Military Acad-
emy, 1919-21. University of North Carolina January 1922-June
1923; Law School 1923-24; Wake Forest Law School September
1925-February 1926. Lawyer. Judge Pro-Tem Asheville Police
Court 1927-30; Buncombe County Attorney 1936-46. Senator in
General Assembly of 1943 and 1945. Chairman Senate Committee



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on Appropriations 1945. Member Advisory Budget Commission
1945-46. Executive Counsel to Governor Cherry 1947 General
Assembly. Member Commission to revise Insurance Laws 1944-45.
Chairman Board Trustees, Western Carolina Teachers College
1947-48. Member State Education Commission 1947-48. Former
member of Buncombe County and State Democratic Executive
Committees. Mason. Sigma Chi Fraternity. Presbyterian. Mar-
ried Genevive Hare. Children: Brandon P., Jr., and Sarah Jane.
Home address: Asheville, N. C.



CLYDE ATKINSON ERWIN

SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

(Elected by the People)

Clyde Atkinson Ei'win, Democrat, was born in Atlanta, Georgia,
February 8, 1897, son of Sylvanus and Mamie (Putnam) Erwin.
Attended grammar schools of Charlotte and Waco and graduated
from Piedmont High School, Lawndale, N. C, 1914. Attended Uni-
versity of North Carolina 1915-1916 and subsequent summer
schools. Awarded Pd.D. honorary degree Catawba College, Salis-
bury, N. C, in May 1935; Ed. D. honorary degree North Caro-
lina State College, Raleigh, N. C, in June, 1950. Principal Gault
School, Jonesville, S. C, 1916-1917; Waco High School 1917-1919;
Cliflfside Public Schools and Avondale Public Schools 1919-1923.
Superintendent Rutherford County Schools 1925-1934. State
Superintendent of Public Instruction for North Carolina since
1934. Life member National Education Association; Member
American Association of School Administrators; North Carolina
Education Association (past president) ; Member National Com-
mittee on Rural Education; Regional Consultant National Com-
mittee on Emergency in Education. Chairman Board of Trustees
of East Carolina Teachers College; Member Board of Trustees of
Greater University, North Carolina College at Durham, Agricul-
ture and Technical College, and Elizabeth City State Teachers
College. President Southern Council Chief State School Officers
1944—; Member Executive Committee and Chairman Legislative
Committee, National Council Chief State School Officers, 1945-
1946; Member Yearbook Committee American Association of
School Administrators, 1945-1946. Vice President National Council



Thad Eure

Secretary of State

Henry L. Bridges
State Auditor

Brandon P. Hodges
State Treasurer



Dr. Clyde A. Erwin

Superintendent of Public
Instruction

Harry McMullan

Attorney General

L. Y. Ballentine

Commissioner of Agriculturei



Forrest H. Shuford

Cominissioner of Labor

Waldo C. Cheek

Commissioner of Insurance




State officials, who are elected by the people in addition to the Governor and Lieutenant
Governor. The above officials constitute the Council of State with the exception of the Attorney
General who is the legal adviser to the Executive Department.



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of Chief State School Officers 1948. Member Board of Advisory
Editors, The School Executive. President National Council of
Chief State School Officers, 1949. Chairman North Carolina Re-
source-Use Education Commission, 1943 — . Member Committee on
Scouting: in the Schools ; Member National Committee on School
Savings; Member Committee on Educational Buildings and Equip-
ment of the American Council on Education ; Member National
Policy Advisory Committee for Vocational Education 1950-1954;
Member Committee on National Teachers Examination of Ameri-
can Council on Education; Member of North Carolina Chapter of
Horace Mann League; Member National Commission on Safety
Education; Member National Home Economics Advisoi-y Com-
mittee. Educational Consultant TVA, 1950. Consultant National
Safety Council, Consultant Educational Policies Committee of
the National Education Association; Consultant to Rural Editor-
ial Service for State Education Associations; Consultant Na-
tional Conference on Rural Education; Consultant Educator's
Washington Dispatch; Consultant on Regional Schools Southern
Governors' Conference; Vice President Regional Council for Edu-
cation; Member Planning Committee of Southern Association of
Colleges and Secondary Schools, 1949-1951 ; Chairman National
Conference on School Bus Transportation 1948. Chairman U. S.
delegation to Thirteenth International Conference on Public Edu-
cation in Geneva 1950. Member Editorial Advisory Board, Educa-
tion Digest 1950-53. Member of the Committee on School Rela-
tionships, Boy Scouts of America. State Chairman National Con-
ference of Christians and Jews, 1950. President Rutherfordton
Kiwanis Club 1932; honorary member for life Rutherford County
Club. Mason; all branches, including Shrine; Member Sigma Chi,
Phi Kappa Phi, and Kappa Phi Kappa. Methodist. Lay leader
in Marion District; Superintendent Cliffside Sunday School;
teacher ladies' class Rutherfordton M. E. Church for ten years.
At present teacher of College Sunday School Class, Edenton
Street Methodist Church. Married Miss Evelyn Miller of Waco,
N. C; two children, Frances Elizabeth, and Clyde A., Jr. Address:
Raleigh, N. C.



Biographical Sketches 369

LYNTON YATES BALLENTINE

COMAIISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE

(Elected by the People)

Lynton Yates Ballentine, Democrat, was born at Varina, Wake
County, N. C, April 6, 1899. Son of James Erastus and Lillian
(Yates) Ballentine. Attended Oakwood and Cardenas Elementary
Schools and Holly Springs High School, 1913-1917. Graduated
from Wake Forest College in 1921 with an A.B. Degree, having
specialized in political economy. Dairyman, farmer, and business-
man. Member Wake County Board of Commissioners, 1926-1934.
State Senator from the Thirteenth Senatorial District 1937, 1939,
1941, and 1943. Member Board of Agriculture, 1941-1944. Elected
Lieutenant Governor November 7, 1944. Elected Chairman State
Board of Education 1945. Elected Commissioner of Agriculture,
November 2, 1948. A charter member of the Fuquay Springs Post
of the American Legion. Baptist. Address: Varina, N. C.

FORREST HERMAN SHUFORD

COMMISSIONER OF LABOR

(Elected by the People)

Forrest Herman Shuford, Democrat, was born in Cleveland
County, North Carolina, June 3, 1897. Son of J. M. and Ella
(Copeland) Shuford. Attended Public Schools of Cleveland County
and graduated from Piedmont High School, Lawndale, N. C. At-
tended Berea College, Berea, Kentucky; Textile School of North
Carolina State College, Raleigh, N. C, and Duke University, Dur-
ham, N. C. Worked in textile mills in Rhode Island and in Gas-
tonia, N. C, 1921-1924. Principal of Ellenboro High School 1924-
1925; Spindale School 1925-1926. Boys' Commissioner, City of
High Point, High Point, N. C, 1925-1933. Appointed Chief In-
spector of the Department of Labor in 1933 by Major A. L.
Fletcher, Commissioner. Granted leave of absence from the De-
partment of Labor to serve as N.R.A. Labor Compliance Officer
for North Carolina 1934-1935. Appointed Commissioner of Labor
by Governor Clyde R. Hoey, September 12, 1938. Elected to the
office of Commissioner of Labor in the General Election Novem-



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ber 8, 1938. Re-elected November 5, 1940; November 7, 1944 and
November 2, 1948. Member Society of Safety Engineers; Served
in the Navy during World War I. Member American Legion since
its organization; Past Commander of Andrew Jackson Post No. 87
of American Legion, High Point, N. C; La Society Des 40 Hom-
mes et Chevau. Past President, North Carolina Conference for
Social Service. Past President, International Association of Gov-
ernmental Labor Officials. Appointed by President Franklin D.
Roosevelt in 1944 as Advisor to Governmental Delegates to the
International Labor Organization Conference in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, and appointed by President Harry S. Truman in
1947 as Advisor to Governmental Delegates to the International
Labor Organization Conference which met in Geneva, Switzer-
land. Member President's Committee on Industrial Safety. Ki-
wanian. Address : Raleigh, N. C.

WALDO CLAYTON CHEEK

COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE

(Elected by the People)

Waldo Clayton Cheek, Democrat, was born in Moore County,
North Carolina, September 28, 1912. Son of R. F. and Dora
(Howard) Cheek. Attended public schools of Moore and Randolph
Counties, graduated Asheboro High School, 1931 ; Wake Forest
College, A.B., 1934, LL.B., 1937. Engaged in law practice at
Asheboro, North Carolina, 1937-1949; representative Connecticut
Mutual Life Insurance Company in Asheboro, North Carolina,
1939-1949. Chairman, Randolph County Democratic Executive
Committee, 1948-1949. Appointed Commissioner of Insurance by
Governor Scott June 13, 1949, to fill unexpired term of Honorable
William P. Hodges, resigned. Elected Commissioner of Insurance
in the General Election November 7, 1950. Member of Board of
Law Enforcement Officers Benefit and Retirement Fund; member
of Board of Trustees, Wake Forest College. Baptist. Mason.
Married Miss Evelyn King June 2, 1939. One child: Neal King
Cheek. Address: Raleigh, North Carolina,



Biographical Sketches 371



HARRY McMULLAN

ATTORNEY GENERAL

(Elected by the People)

Harry McMullan, Democrat, was born at Hertford, N. C, July
23, 1884. Son of Dr. J. H. and Lina (Tucker) McMullan. At-
tended Edenton Public Schools; LL.B., University of North Caro-
lina 1905; LL.D. (Honorai-y), University of North Carolina, 1946.
Lawyer. Member D.K.E. and Gimghoul fraternities. Senator
from the Second Senatorial District in the General Assembly of
1929. Engaged in practice at Washington, N. C. 1907 to 1933;
County Attorney for Beaufort County 1926 to 1933; Chairman
North Carolina Industrial Commission. 1935-1936 North Carolina
Bar Association. American Bar Association. Appointed Attorney
General by Governor Hoey April 30, 1938, to succeed Attorney
General A. A. F. Seawell upon his appointment to the Supreme
Court; elected for the unexpired term of A. A. F. Seawell, Nov-
ember 1938; elected for full four-year term, November 5, 1940; re-
elected November 7th, 1944 and November 2, 1948. Episcopalian.
Married Miss Pattie M. Baugham of Washington, N. C, October 4,
1911. Four children. Address: Raleigh, N. C.

WALTER FOSTER ANDERSON

DIRECTOR OF THE STATE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

(Appointed by the Attorney General)

Walter Foster Anderson, Democrat, was born in Davie County,
N. C, October 8, 1903. Son of James Garfield and Tobitha (Tut-



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