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Assembly of 1945. Chairman of Finance Committee of the Senate
in 1939, and Chairman of Appropriations Committee in 1943.
Member of Advisory Budget Commission and Division of Purchase
and Contract 1939, 1940 and 1943, 1944. Elected Lieutenant Gov-
ernor November 4, 1948. Elected Chairman State Board of Educa-
tion 1949. Charter Member Anson County Post No. 31 American
Legion. Member Wadesboro Rotary and Executives Clubs. Mem-
ber of Woodmen of the World, and Mason, Carolina Consistory,
and Oasis Temple of the Shrine. Baptist. Married Miss Inez
Wooten of Chadbourn, N. C, June 28, 1923. Three children: Hoyt
Patrick Taylor, Jr.; Carolina Corbett Taylor; and Frank Wooten
Taylor. Address: Wadesboro, N. C.


Hoyt P. Taylor

Lieutenant Governor

President of the Senate

Allsbrook of Halifax
Bailey of Wake
Banks of Yancey

Barnhardt of Cabarrus
Bell of Chatham

Burgwyn of Northampton

Campen of Pamlico
Carlyle of Forsyth

Carruthers of Guilford

Copeland of Hertford
Dearman of Iredell

Dorsett of Montgomery

Eagles of Wilson
Eller of Wilkes

Fountain of Edgecombe

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(Fourth District — Counties: Edgecombe and Halifax. Two

Julian Russell Allsbrook, Democrat, Senator from the Fourth
Senatorial District, was born in Roanoke Rapids, N. C, Februai-y
17, 1903. Son of William Clemens and Bennie Alice (Waller)
Allsbrook. Graduated from Roanoke Rapids Public Schools in 1920;
attended University of North Carolina 1920-1924; President stu-
dent body 1923-1924; permanent Vice-President Class of 1924;
University Law School, 1922-1924. Lawyer. Member Halifax Coun-
ty Bar Association. Presidential Elector from Second Congrres-
sional District, 1936. Former member Board of Trustees Roanoke
Rapids School District; Board of City Commissioners of Roanoke
Rapids for one term. Senator from the Fourth Senatorial District
in the General Assembly of 1935, 1947 and 1949. Representative
from Halifax County in General Assembly of 1941. Democratic
nominee to State Senate (1942) Primary. Resigned to enter U. S.
Naval Reserve as Lieutenant (1942) and served until placed on
Inactive Duty (1945). Lieutenant-Commander U. S. Naval Re-
serve. Member, The American Legion. Phi Alpha Delta Law Fra-
ternity. College honors: Golden Fleece, Order of the Grail, Tau
Kappa Alpha Debating Fraternity. Mason; Widow's Son Lodge
No. 519. Woodmen of the World. Member Roanoke Rapids Ki-
wanis Club. Director, The Medical Foundation of North Carolina.
Inc.; Trustee, North Carolina Symphony, Inc.; Secretary, State-
Municipal Road Commission; Trustee, Chowan College, Murfrees-
boro, N. C. Baptist. Married Miss Frances Virginia Brown of
Garysburg, N. C, June 24, 1926. Children: Richard Brown, Mary
Frances and Alice Harris. Address: Roanoke Rapids, N. C.


(Thirteenth District — Counties: Chatham, Lee and Wake. Two

James H. Pou Bailey, Democrat, Senator from the Thirteenth
Senatorial District, was born in Baltimore, Md. Son of Josiah W.
and Edith (Pou) Bailey. Attended Hugh Morson High School,
1929-1930; Woodberry Forest School, 1930-1935; University of

Biographical Sketches 413

North Carolina, 1941; A.B. and LL.B. Attorney at Law. Member
of Wake County Bar Association, Executive Committee, 1949-1950;
N. C. Bar Association; 7th District Bar Association. Member
Alpha Tau Omega College Fraternity, Secretary, 1938, President,
1939 and 1940. Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation,
1941. Served as Private, World War II, January 9, 1942-July
1042; Corporal, July 1942-October, 1942; served overseas in Euro-
pean Theater nineteen months as Field Artillery Officer. Released
to Reserve, January 15, 1946 as Captain Field Artillery; presently
Military Intelligence Reserve, rank of Captain. Presbyterian. Mar-
ried Miss Marie Fiquet Pate, August 1, 1945. Two children:
James H. Pou Bailey, Jr., and Edwin Pate Bailey. Address: 513
N. Blount St., Raleigh, N. C.


(Thirtieth District — Counties: Avery, Madison, Mitchell, and
Yancey. One Senator.)

Donald Banks, Republican, Senator from the Thirtieth Sena-
torial District was born in Burnsville, June 6, 1916. Son of T. D.
and Bertha (Ledford) Banks. Graduated from Bald Creek High
School, 1933. Lumberman and farmer. Member Burnsville Men's
Club. Mason, Bald Creek Blue Lodge No. 398. Shriner, Oasis
Temple A. A. 0. N. M. S. of Charlotte. Sheriff of Yancey County,
1938-1942 being the youngest Sheriff in the United States at age
22. Baptist. Married Miss Pauline Maney, January 10, 1937. Two
sons: Donald Kermit, age 10; Robert Kenneth, age 1. Address:
Rt. 1, Burnsville, N. C.


(Twenty-first District — Counties: Rowan and Cabarrus. Two

Luther Ernest Barnhardt, Democrat, Senator from the Twenty-
first Senatorial District, was born at Concord, N. C, November
29, 1903. Son of George Thomas and Lillie Virginia (Faggart)
Barnhardt. Graduated from Concord High School, May, 1921;
LL.B. Wake Forest College, May, 1925. Lawyer. Member Cabar-

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rus County Bar Association, President, 1942; member State Bar
and American Bar Associations. Chairman Cabarrus County
Beard of Elections, 1933-1944. Pi Kappa Alpha (Wake Forest
College) National Fraternity; Charter member Golden Bough; Sec-
retary Student Body. Member Rotary International. Trustee Con-
cord Community Center, 1940-1941; Trustee Public Library 1943.
Member General Statutes Commission; Secretary and Dii'ector
Concord Chamber of Commerce; National Counsellor, U. S. Cham-
ber of Commerce; Vice-President and Director Concord Com-
munity Boys' Club, Inc. State Senator in the General Assembly,
1945, 1947, and 1949. Methodist; Member Board of Stewards;
Teacher Adult Bible Class. Married Miss Burvelle McFarland, June
3, 1930. Four children: Luther Ernest, Jr.; Phoebe Jean; John
McFarland; Ann Drucilla Barnhardt. Address: Concord, N. C.


(Thirteenth District — Counties: Chatham, Lee and Wake. Two

Daniel Long Bell, Democrat, Senator from the Thirteenth Sena-
torial District, was born in Enfield, N. C, April 15, 1894. Son of
David and Lila (McLin) Bell. Attended Trinity Park School, 1910-
1911; University of North Carolina; A.B., 1915; LL.B., 1917.
Lawyer. Town Commissioner and Secretary-Treasurer, Pittsboro,
1919-1926. Judge, County Criminal Court of Chatham County,
1929-1942. State Rationing Officer, Office Price Administration,
1942-1943; Chief Hearing Commissioner, Region Four, Office Price
Administration, 1943-1946. Mason. Representative in the General
Assembly of 1927. Regimental Sergeant-Major, 316th Field Ar-
tillery, 1917-1918; Second Lieutenant, 25th Field Artillery, 1918-
1919. Episcopalian. Married Miss Alice Peoples, April 6, 1920.
Three children: Mrs. Alice Bell Sebrell; Betty McLin Bell, and
Daniel L. Bell, Jr. Two grandchildren. Address: Pittsboro, N. C.


(Third District — Counties: Northampton, Vance, and Warren.
One Senator.)

William Hyslop Sumner Burgwyn, Jr., Democrat, Senator from
the Third Senatorial District, was born in Woodland, N. C, July

Biographical Sketches 41S

21, 1916. Son of William Hyslop Sumner and Josephine (Griffin)
Burgwyn. Attended North Carolina Public Schools, 1922-1933;
Oak Ridge Military Institute, 1933-1935; Guilford College, 1935;
Wake Forest College, 1937-1942; LL.B. Degree, Wake Forest Col-
lege Law School, 1942. Attorney at Law. Member Northampton
County Bar Association; North Carolina Bar Association. Town
Attorney of Woodland, 1946-1947. Chairman, Northampton Board
of Elections, 1944-1949. President, Young Democrat Club, Wake
Forest College, 1940; President, Young Democrat Club, Northamp-
ton County, 1949. Member, Kappa Alpha Order College Fra-
ternity. Mason; Master of Potecasi Lodge 418 A. F. & A. M., 1945.
Member American Legion; Commander, 1945. Staff Sergeant,
U. S. Army Air Corps; 1942-1943. Episcopalian. Married Miss
Anna Lucille Poole, September 8, 1945. Two children: Margaret
Elizabeth Burgwyn, age 3; Anna Poole Burgwyn, age six months.
Address: Woodland, N. C.


(Second District — Counties: Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Martin,
Pamlico, Tyrrell, and Washington. Two Senators.)

Sam Mack Campen, Democrat, Senator from the Second Sena-
torial District, was born at Alliance, N. C, April 17, 1889. Son
of Samuel and Sally (Potter) Campen. Attended Trinity Park
School; Trinity College (Duke), Class 1910. Merchant and farmer.
Postmaster, Alliance, 1913-1927; Chairman Pamlico County Board
of Education, 1921-1930. Member, Masonic Lodge Bayboro, No.
331; Scottish Rite, New Bern; Shrine, Sudan Temple, New Bern.
State Senator in the General Assembly of 1949. Married Miss
Julia Weskett, August 27, 1913. One daughter: Mrs. W. C. Bar-
field, Wilmington ; one grandson, Sam Campen Barfield ; one
granddaughter, Julia Weskett Barfield. Address: Alliance, N. C.


(Twenty-second District — County: Forsyth. One Senator.)
Irving Edward Carlyle, Democrat, Senator from the Twenty-
second District, was born in Wake Forest, N. C, September 20,
1896. Son of Professor John B. and Dora (Dunn) Carlyle. At-

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tended Wake Forest Hijfh School 1910-1913. A.B. Wake Forest
College 1917; attended Law School in summer; University of Vir-
ginia Law School 1920-1922. Lawyer. Member American, North
Carolina and Forsyth County Bar Associations. Member N. C.
Board of Law Examiners, 1936-1949; President North Carolina
Bar Association, 1944-1945. Second Lieutenant Field Artillery
1918, Camp Taylor, Kentucky. Representative in General Assem-
bly of 1941. Senator in 1943 and 1945; Member of N. C. Board of
Public Welfare; former Chairman and Member of Board of Trus-
tees of Wake Forest College; Member of N. C. Advisoiy Budget
Commission, 1945-1946. Baptist. Married Miss Mai-y Belo Moore,
New Bern, N. C, October 20, 1928. Two daughters: Elizabeth
Moore Carlyle and Mary Irving Carlyle. Address: 809 Arbor Road,
Winston-Salem, N. C.


(Seventeenth District — County: Guilford. One Senator.)
Joseph T. Carruthers, Jr., Democrat, Senator from the Seven-
teenth Senatorial District, born — Greensboro, December 11, 1906.
Son of Joseph T. and Ethel (Williamson) Carruthers. Bessemer
High School, 1925; Duke University, 1929, A.B.; Duke University
Law School, 1932, LL.B. Attorney at Law; Firm: Falk, Carruthers
& Roth. Member American Bar Association, North Carolina Bar,
Greensboro Bar Association; Delta Tau Delta; Omicron Delta
Kappa; Red Friars; and Gamma Eta Gamma. Mason — Past Mas-
ter; Past President Greensboro Junior Chamber of Commerce;
Past President Greensboro Lions Club; Past Commander Gate
City Post No. 282 American Legion; V. F. W.; Past Chairman
Greensboro Interracial Commission; Past President North Caro-
lina Railroad; Lt. Col. Commanding 505th F.A. Bn. N.C.N. G.;
Member of North Carolina Armory Commission; Judge of Juvenile
Court, Greensboro; Member of the House in General Assembly
1937 and 1939; Nominated State Senator Guilford County 1942—
resigned to enter the Army of the United States. Methodist. Mar-
ried Mary Frances Sutton June 14, 1936. Children — one daughter
and one foster son. Address, 2403 Sylvan Road, Greensboro, N. C.

Frink of Brunswick
Gold of Rutherford
Hancock of Granville

Hicks of Greene

Hobgood of Franklin
Horton of Martin

Johnson of Duplin
Jones of Macon
Jones of Pitt

Jones of Surry
Larkins of Jones

Leatherman of Lincoln

Lennon of New Hanover
Little of Anson
Lowder of Stanly

Medford of Haywood
Morris of Mecklenburg
Nolan of Cleveland


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(First District — Counties: Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck,
Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank, and Perquimans. Two Senators.)

James William Copeland, Democrat, Senator from the First
Senatorial District, was born in Woodland, N. C, June 16, 1914.
Son of L. C. and Nora L. (Benthall) Copeland. Attended Wood-
land-Olney High School, graduating in 1930; Guilford College,
A.B. Degree, 1934; University of North Carolina Law School, J.D.
Degree, 1937. Lawyer and farmer. Member of Hertford County
Bar Association; North Carolina Bar Association; Murfreesboro
Rotary Club; American Legion; V. F. W. Mayor of W^oodland,
1940-1942. Chairman of Northampton County Board of Elections,
1939-1942. Mayor of Murfreesboro, 1947-1950. Chairman of Hert-
ford County Board of Elections, 1946-1949. Member American
George Lodge No. 17, A. F. & A. M., Murfreesboro, N. C; Sudan
Temple, A. A. 0. N. M. S., New Bern, N. C. Assistant Editor,
North Carolina Law Review, 1936-1937. Lieutenant, U. S. Navy,
1942-1946; presently a member of the U. S. Naval Reserve with
rank of Lieutenant. Baptist. Married Miss Nancy Hall Sawyer,
October 11, 1941. One daughter: Emily Robinson Copeland. Ad-
dress: Murfreesboro, N. C.


(Twenty-fifth District — Counties: Catawba, Iredell, and Lincoln,
Two Senators.)

Claudius Hursell Dearman, Democrat, Senator from the twenty-
fifth Senatorial District, was born at Harmony, N. C, June 1,
1901. Son of C. A. and Elizabeth Jane (Albea) Dearman. At-
tended Harmony High School, 1916-1920; University of North
Carolina, 1921-1924; University of North Carolina Law School,
1925-1926. Lawyer. Member of State and County Bar Associa-
tions; Phi Delta Phi (Legal). Chairman of Statesville City School
Board, 1939-1948. Mason; Statesville Lodge No. 27. Lieutenant,
U. S. Naval Service, August, 1942; returned to inactive duty as
Lieutenant Commander in November, 1945; Pacific Theater of
Operations (Okinawa). State Senator in the General Assembly of
1949. Methodist; Member of Board of Stewards; Teacher of Men's

Biographical Sketches 419

Bible Class, 1933-1942. Married Miss Henrie Miller, June 18, 1932.
C ns son: Henry Hursell Dearman, age sixteen. Address: States-
ville, N. C.


(Eighteenth District- -Counties: Davidson, Montgomery, Rich-
mond, and Scotland. Two Senators.)

Charles Howard Dorsett, Demccrat, Senator from the Eighteenth
Senatorial District, was torn in Randolph County, N. C, Septem-
ber 11, 1913. Son of Lewis and Lola (Howard) Dorsett. Attended
Mount Gilead High School, 1928-1932; Wake Forest Colleje, Law
Degres, 1940. Attorney at Law. Clerk Superior Court, Mont-
goiTfiery County, March 15, 1946 to December 4, 1950. Enlisted in
U. S. Navy, April, 1941. Releassd to inactive duty as a Lieuten-
ant, D3ce:r.ber, 19-5. Mason. Methodist. Married Miss Sara Jean
Austin, March 20, 1948. One sen: Charles Howard Dorsett, Jr.
Address: Mount Gilead, N. C.


(Sixth District — Counties: Franklin, Nash, and WiLon. Two

Joseph Colin Eagles, Jr., Demccrat, Senator from the Sixth
Senatorial District, was born at V/ilson, N. C, October 5, 1910.
Son of J. C. and Sucie Whitehead (Moye) Eagles. Attended Wil-
scn High School, 1923-1927; University of North Caolina, A.B.,
1931; University of North Car lina Law Scchool, J.D., 1934. To-
bacconist and frrmer. Member of Kappa Si^ma and Phi Beta
Kapp"^ Fraternities. President, Eastern North Carolina Tobacco
Warehouse A-sociatioii. Directo", Boykin Grocery Company;
Bright Belt Warehouse Association; Wilson County Farm Bureau;
North Carolina Hereford Breeders Association; North Carolina
Medical Foundation. Lieutenant in the U. S. Navy, 1944-1946.
State Senator in the General Assembly of 1949. Episcopalian,
Ve:t, 1943-1944. Married Miss Betty Ledfoi'd Sparkes, 1938.
Two children: Betsy Boyden Eagles; Joseph Colin Eagles, IIL Ad-
dress: 1100 West Nash St., Wilson, N. C.

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(Twenty-fourth District — Counties: Davie, Wilkes, Yadkin. One

Henry Pritchard Eller, Republican, Senator from the Twenty-
fourth Senatorial District, was born in Purlear, N. C. on October
15, 1904. Son of Robert Lee and Flora (Minton) Eller. Attended
Boiling Spring-s School. Transportation business and merchant.
Member North Wilkesboro Kiwanis Club, Director, 1949-1950;
North Wilkesboro Chambei' of Commerce. President, Catawba
Transit Co., Inc., Hickory, N. C; Wilkes Transportation Com-
pany; Eller, Kilby & Brown. Member Knights of Pythias; Dokies;
Junior Order United American Mechanics. Methodist. Married
Miss Georgia Elizabeth Johnson, June 28, 1930. One son: Robert
H. Eller, age 19. Address 223 C. St., North Wilkesboro, N. C.


(Fourth D'strict — Counties: Edgecombe and Halifax. Two Sena-

Lawrence H. FountMn, Democrat. Senator from the Fourth Sen-
atorial District, was born in the village cf Leggett, N. C, Edge-
combe County. Sen of Sallie (Barnes) and the late Lawrence H.
Fountain. Attended Leggett High and Tarboro High School; Uni-
versity of North Carolina, A.B. Degree, 1934; LL.B., 1936. Law-
yer. Law partner of V. E. Fountain in Law Firm of Fountain
& Fruntain, Tarboro, N. C. Member Edgecombe County Bar Asso-
ciation; North Carolina State Bar; North Carolina Bar Associa-
tion ; American Bar Association. Winner of Wiley P. Mangum
Oratorical Medal and Mary D. Wright Debate Medal. President
Philanthropic Literary Society. Member, Debate Council; Board
of Directors, Graham Memorial Building; Y.M.C.A. Deputation
Team. Member, Tarboro Kiwanis Club, Past President, 1940; Lt.
Gov. Sixth Division of Carolinas District of Kiwanis Interna-
tional, 1950. Former President Young Democratic Club of Edge-
combe County. Eastern Organizer of Y D C's of North Carolina
during administration of Ralph W. Gardner. Former Chairman,
Second Congressional District Executive Committee of Y D C's
of North Carolina. Member, Tarboro Merchants Association;

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Tarboro Chamber of Commerce. Retired member, Tarboro Junior
Chamber of Commerce. Director of Edgecombe County Chapter,
American Red Ci'oss. Elected Tarboro's man of the year in 1948.
Charter meniber, Tarboro's Executive Club. Reading Clerk in
No^th Carolina State Senate, 1936 Special Session; 1937 Regular
Session; 1938 Special Session; 1939 Regular Session; 1941 Regu-
lar Session. State Senator from the Fourth Senatorial District in
the General Assembly of 1947 and 1949. Enlisted in Army of
United States, March 4, 1942, with grade of Private; advanced to
Corporal and Staff Sergeant; released from service as Major,
J.A.G.O., March 4, 1946. Presbyterian; Deacon, 1941-1946; or-
dained as Elder in June, 1946; to date, Sunday School attendance
record of 34 years without absence; teacher Men's Bible Class,
Howard Memorial Presbyterian Church, regularly broadcast over
Radio Station WCPS, Tarboro, N. C, each Sunday. Married Miss
Christine Dail, May 14, 1942. Address: Tarboro, N. C.


(Tenth District — Counties: Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus and
Cumberland. Two Senators.)

Samuel B. Frink, Democrat, Senator from the Tenth Senatorial
District, was born at Shallotte, N. C, October 2, 1899. Son of
D. S. and Martha Gore Frink. Attended Brunswick County
Schools; Motte Business College, Wilmington. Lawyer. Studied
law for four years under Professor Lockhart at Duke University
as a special student and in law office, and licensed January 26,
1931. Clerk Superior Court Brunswick County 1930-1934. Served
in U. S. Navy during World War I, enlisting May 1, 1917. Com-
missioned Lt. (jg) United States Coast Guard during World War
II. Reported for active duty May 28, 1942, and served continuously
until September 3, 1945. Discharged as Lt. Senior Grade. Active
in American Legion, 40 & 8, and Reserve Officers Association.
State Senator in the General Assembly of 1935 and 1939. County
Attorney for Brunswick County from December 1, 1936 until May
28, 1942. Member State Ports Authority from July, 1945 until
January, 1949. Methodist. Member Board of Stewards, Trinity
Church, Southport, N. C. Married Marguerite Weathers Brown
November 9, 1950. Two children by former marriage: Malcolm S,

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Frink, 29 years of age, and Marion C. Frink, 25 years of age. Ad-
dress: Southport, N. C.


(Twenty-seventh District — Counties : Cleveland, McDowell, and
Rutherford. Two Senators.)

Charles Fortune Gold, Democrat, Senator from the Twenty-sev-
enth Senatorial District, was born in Ellenboro, N. C, December
17, 1911. Son of Hattie Poe (Johnson) and the late Dr. Charles F.
Gold. Attended Blue Ridge School for Boys, Hendersonville, N. C,
graduating in 1930; Davidson College, B.S., 1934; University of
North Carolina Law School, LL.B., 1937. Attorney. Member, Ruth-
erford County Bar Association and North Carolina State Bar;
Rutherfordton Junior Chamber of Commerce; Rutherford County
Club. Vice-Commander of Fred Williams Post No. 75, American
Legion. Member, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. Solicitor of Ruth-
erford County Recorder's Court, 1939 and 1940; Judge, 1941, re-
signing in summer of 1942 in order to enter armed forces. Secre-
tary to Congressman A. L. Bulwinkle from December 1, 1943 to
March 1, 1950. President, Rutherford County Young Democratic
Club, 1939. National Committeeman of the Young Democratic
Clubs of North Carolina, 1941-1946. President of the Rutherford
County Tuberculosis and Health Association. Private in Army Air
Corps from July 27, 1942 to March 5, 1943. Episcopalian; Vestry-
man. Married Miss Ernestine Bailey, June 6, 1946. One daughter:
Patsy Lee Gold. Address: Rutherfordton, N. C.


(Fourteenth District — Counties: Durham, Granville and Person.
Two Senators.)

Franklin Wills Hancock, III, Democrat, Senator from the Four-
teenth Senatorial District, was born in Oxford, N. C, June 1, 1918.
Son of Frank, Jr., and Lucy (Landis) Hancock. Attended Uni-
versity of North Carolina, 1939; B.S. Degree in Commerce, North-
western University. Realtor and farmer. Member of Kiwanis
Club; Zeta Psi, President, 1939; Phi Beta Kappa; Beta Gamma

Biographical Sketches 423

Sigma. Captain, U. S. Army, February 1942-March 1946, Repre-
sentative in the General Assembly of 1947. Baptist. Married Mary
Kathryn Foerster, October 16, 1945. One son: Franklin W. Han-
cock IV; one daughter, Mary Helen Hancock. Address: 103 W.
Front St., Oxford, N. C.


(Seventh District — Counties: Carteret, Craven, Greene, Jones,
Lenoir, and Onslow. Two Senators.)

Carl T. Hicks, Democrat, Senator from the Seventh Senatorial
District, was born in Rockingham, N. C, October 14, 1899. Son
of Daniel Thomas and Sarah Kate (Burns) Hicks. Attended Rock-
ingham High School, 1905-1917; State College, September 1918 to
December 6, 1918. Farming-Business Manager. Chairman, Greene
County Board of Education 1949-1950. Mason. Private, S.A.T.C.,
State College, 1918, discharged December 6, 1918. Methodist. Mar-
ried Miss Emily Minshew, November 11, 1922. Address: Wal-
stonburg, N. C.


(Sixth District — Counties: Franklin, Nash, and Wilson. Two

Hamilton Harris Hobgood, Democrat, Senator from the Sixth
Senatorial District, was born in Franklin County, N. C, March
23, 1911. Son of Herbert Hamilton and Ruth Taylor (Harris)
Hobgcod. Attended Mapleville and Louisburg Public School, 1918-
1924; Bunn High School, 1924-1928; University of North Carolina,
1928-1933, A.B. in Education, 1932; Wake Forest College Law
School, 1939-1941, LL.B., 1941. N. C. High School Oratorical
Champion, 1928. Member of Golden Fleece and Grail. President,
Senior Class, 1932; Head Waiter, Swain Hall, 1931-1933; Inter-
collegiate Debate Team, four years. Attorney at Law. Member of
State, District and County Bar Associations. Judge, Franklin
County Recorder's Court, December, 1938-November, 1942; April,
1946-December, 1948. Member, N. C. State Guard, April, 1941 to
August, 1942, Private to Second Lieutenant; United States Ma-

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rine Corps, August, 1942 to April, 1946, First Lieutenant, August,
1942; Captain, March, 1943; Major, July, 1945. Served in Pacific
Theatre of Operations in World War II. Methodist; Chairman
Board of Stewards, 1948; Teacher of College Bible Class, 1947-
1949; Teacher of Men's Bible Class, 1950. Married Miss Margaret
Nicol Stallings, May 15, 1943. Two children: Elizabeth Lacy Hob-
good, born March 18, 1944; Robert H. Hobgood, born April 25,
1946. Address: Louisburg, N. C.


(Second District — Counties: Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Martin, Pam-
lico, Tyrrell, and Washington. Two Senators.)

Hugh G. Horton, Democrat, Senator from the Second Senatorial

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