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District, was born at Ahoskie, N. C, December 23, 1896. Son of
John A. and Oda Novella (Byrd) Hoiton. Attended Ahoskie High
School and Winton High School; Wake Forest Law School, 1922.
Lawyer. American Bar Association and North Carolina Bar Asso-
ciation. Mayor of Williamston, 1923. Prosecuting Attorney Mar-
tin County, 1927. Private in 1918, 280th Field Hospital, 20th Sani-
tary Train, Camp Sevier, South Carolina. Skewarkee Lodge No.
90, A.F.&A.M., Williamston; Washington, N. C. Lodge No. 922,
B.P.O. Elks. Sudan Temple, A.A.O.N.M. Shrine, New Bern, N. C.
New Bern Consistory No. 3, Scottish Rite Masonry. Representa-
tive in the General Assembly of 1935, 1937, and 1939. State Sena-
tor 1941, 1943, and 1947. Member Williamston Memorial Baptist
Church, Williamston, N. C. Married Miss Bessie 0. Page, Novem-
ber 11, 1923. Children: Hugh G. Horton, Jr., and Betsy Page Hor-
ton. Address : Williamston, N. C.


(Ninth District — Counties: Duplin, New Hanover, Pender and
Sampson. Two Senators.)

Rivers Dunn Johnson, Democrat, Senator from the Ninth Sena-
torial District, was born in Wilson, N. C, December 29, 1885. Son
of Seymour Anderson and Annie E. (Clark) Johnson. Educated
at James Sprunt Institute, Warsaw High School and Wake Forest.

Page of Richmond
Poole of Moore

Powell of Columbus

Price of Rockingham
Rankin of Gaston
Sawyer of Durham

Scott of Alamance
Stoney of Burke*
Talton of Wayne

Watts of Robeson

Weaver of Buncombe
Westbrook of Polk

Whitley of Johnston

Winslow of Perquimans
Woodson of Rowan

Young of Harnett

Byerly — Principal Clerk

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Attended Wake Forest Law School, 1908-1909, Lawyer. Member
American Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association and
Duplin County Bar Association. Past President Sixth Judicial
District Bar Association of North Carolina. Mayor of War-
saw, 1909-1910. State Senator, 1911, 1915, 1923, Ex. Session 1924,
1927, 1931, 1935, 1943, and 1947. Thirty-second Degree Mason,
Scottish Rite Bodies; Shriner, Sudan Temple; Jr. O.U.A.M.; Elk's
Lodge, Goldsboro; Master Masonic Lodge, 1911-1915; Councillor,
Jr. O.U.A.M., two years; President Shrine Club, 1919-1926. Bap-
tist. Teacher Men's Bible Class, First Baptist Church of Warsaw.
Married Miss Olivia R. Best, May 23, 1921. Children: Rivers D.
Johnson, Jr., Vivian B. Johnson, and John Anderson Johnson. Ad-
dress: Warsaw, N. C.


(Fifth District — County: Pitt. One Senator.)

Paul Erastus Jones, Democrat, Senator from the Fifth Sena-
torial District, was born near Bethel, Pitt County, April 9, 1890.
Son of Solomon Major and Gertrude (Whichard) Jones. Grad-
uated from Bethel High School, 1907. Attended Richmond Col-
lege, Virginia, one year; Medical College of Virginia, 1907. Doc-
tor of Dental Surgery, 1910. Dentist and farmer. Member Pitt
County Medical and Dental Society; American Dental Association,
served as delegate since 1931. Consultant, Fifth Trustee District
to Council on Legislation. Member Council of Legislation Ameri-
can Dental Association four-year term; Member Fifth District of
N. C. Dental Society, Secretary 1925-1926, President 1928. Mem-
ber N. C. Dental Society, President 1930. Fellow of the American
College of Dentists ; Fellow International College of Dentists.
Elected to N. C. State Board of Dental Examiners 1938, serving
until 1947. Vice President American Association of Dental Ex-
aminers 1943, serving two terms. President 1921. Director of the
Bank of Farmville, 1921-1937. Member of Farm Bureau; Rotary
Club; Local School Board (twenty-five years. Chairman five
years) ; Pitt County Board of Education, 1944-1949; Pitt County
Democratic Executive Committee (Chairman seven years) ; State
Democratic Executive Committee, 1945 until present. Appointed
to N. C. Board of Health, 1944 (served four years) ; Mason; Royal

Biographical Sketches 427

Arch; Knights Templer; Shrine; served through all Blue Lodge
offices. Author of several Essays before the N. C. Dental Society,
including a Presidential Address in 1931; Presidential Address to
American Association of Dental Examiners in 1946. First Lieu-
tenant World War I, June 30, 1918-March 15, 1919. State Senator
in the General Assembly of 1949. Member Christian Church;
Deacon ten years. Married Miss Vernice Lee Lang, October 22,
1913, Two children: Mrs. Charles M. Duke; Dr. Paul E. Jones,
Jr. One grandson and one granddaughter. Address: 502 North
Main St., Farmville, N. C.


(Twenty-third District — Counties: Stokes and Surry. One Sen-

Robert Posey Jones, Democrat, Senator from the Twenty-third
Senatorial District, was born in Surry County, N. C, October 14,
1902. Son of George Thomas and Mary Anna (Moseley) Jones.
Attended the Surry County Public Schools; Booneville High
School; Edwards' Business College, Winston-Salem, N. C. Tobacco
Warehouseman, L H. C. Farm Equipment and Truck Dealer. Presi-
dent, Blue Ridge Insurance Agency, Inc. Member, Mount Airy To-
bacco Board of Trade, President, 1935-1946; North Carolina In-
surance Association; Merchants' Association; North Carolina Au-
tomobile Dealers Association. Vice-President, Surry County Loan
and Trust Company, Chairman of Executive Committee. Surry
County Commissioner, 1938-1946; Member, Surry County Welfare
Board, 1940-1946. Mason. Member of Granite Masonic Lodge No.
322; Past Master, 1946. Member of Kiwanis Club, Director. State
Senator in the General Assembly of 1947. Baptist. Married Miss
Lucile Simmons Jones, June 15, 1933. Two children. Address:
North Main Street, Mount Airy, N. C.


(Thirty-third District — Counties: Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Ma-
con, and Swain. One Senator.)

Richard Sloan Jones, Democrat, Senator from the Thirty-third
Senatorial District, was born in Franklin, N. C, March 29, 1903.

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Son of George A. and Harriett (Sloan) Jones. Attended Franklin
Public Schools; State College, 1921; University of North Carolina,
1922-1924. Attorney. Methodist; Steward for past ten years. Mar-
ried Miss Lois Halman, September 4, 1929. Two children: Richard
S. Jones, Jr., and Margaret Devereaux Jones. Address: Frank-
lin, N. C.


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

John Davis Larkins, Jr., Democrat, Senator from the Seventh
Senatorial District, was born in Morristown, Tennessee, June 8,
1909. Son of John Davis and Emma (Cooper) Larkins. Attended
public schools of Cedartown and Hazelhurst, Georgia, and Fayette-
ville, N. C, Graduated Greensboro High School June, 1925; B.A.
Wake Forest 1929, Law 1930 Wake Forest College; Lawyer. Mem-
ber N. C. Bar Association, American Bar Association, North Caro-
lina State Bar, Inc., and Fifth District Bar; U. S. Conciliation
Commissioner-Referee for Jones County 1934-1936. Sigma Delta
Kappa, National Legal Fraternity, Alpha Pi Delta Social Fra-
ternity, Junior Order United American Mechanics; Mason; Zion
Lodge, No. 81, Trenton; Woodman of the World. Trenton Rotary
Club; New Bern Consistory No. 3 Scottish Rite, Shriner, Sudan
Temple, B.P.O.E. No. 764, State Senator Seventh District Special
Session 1936; Regular Session 1937; Special Session 1938; Regular
Session 1939; President pro tem of 1941 Senate; State Senator
from the Seventh District in the General Assembly of 1941, 1943,
and 1949; Served as Chairman State Constitutional Amendment
Committee Campaign 1938. Chairman N. C. Jackson Day Com-
mittee 1939-1940; President Eastern Carolina Chamber of Com-
merce 1940; Secretary N. C. for Roosevelt Headquarters 1940.
Appointed Kentucky Colonel by Gov. A. B. "Happy" Chandler
1939. Third Congressional District Chairman Navy Day League
1941-1942 and Chairman Third Congressional District War Pro-
duction Board Industrial Salvage Committee. Delegate-at-Large
to Democratic National Convention in Chicago 1940, District Dele-
gate 1944, and Alternate to Delegate-at-Large, Democratic Na-
tional Convention in Philadelphia 1948, Member of Notification

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Committee to notify the Vice-President of the U. S. 1944. Baptist.
Deacon; Chairman Board Deacons, Superintendent Sunday School
1930-1942, State Campaign Chairman N. C. Division of the Ameri-
can Cancer Society 1947-48, Attorney for Atlantic and N. C. Rail-
road 1945-46. Private, U. S. Army, World War II, Past Adjutant
and Past Commander American Legion Post No. 154, Trenton,
N. C; Co-Chairman 1950-51 American Legion Department Mem-
bership Committee. Member La Societe 40 Et 8, Finance Director
Democratic National Committee for N. C. Campaign 1948, County
Chairman Democratic Executive Committee for Jones County since
1944. Married Miss Pauline Murrill, of Jacksonville, N. C, March
15, 1930. Two children: Emma Sue and Pauline, ages 19 and 16.
Address : Trenton, N. C.


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

Marvin T. Leatherman, Senator from the Twenty-fifth Sena-
torial District, was born in Lincoln County, March 30, 1896. Son
of Franklin J. and Parthena (Wesson) Leatherman. Attended
Public Schools of Lincoln County; Piedmont High School, Lawn-
dale, N. C; Rutherford College; Law course. Wake Forest College.
Attorney 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. Representa-
tive in the General Assembly of 1949. 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.


(Ninth District — Counties : Duplin, New Hanover, Pender and
Sampson. Two Senators.)

Alton A. Lennon, Democrat, Senator from the Ninth Senatorial
District, was bom in Wilmington, N. C, August 17, 1906. Son of
R. Y. and Minnie (High) Lennon. Attended New Hanover High

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School; Wake Forest College, graduating with LL.B. Degree, 1929.
Lawyer. Member of the New Hanover Bar Association; North
Carolina Bar Association ; State Bar Inc. Judge, New Hanover
Recorder's Court, 1934-1942. State Senator in the General Assem-
bly of 1947. Baptist. Married Miss Karine Welch, October 12,
1933. Two children: Adna Lee and Alton Yates Lennon. Address:
Wilmington, N. C.


(Nineteenth District — Counties: Anson, Stanly and Union. Two

Robert Eugene Little, Democrat, Senator from the Nineteenth
Senatorial District, was born in Wadesboro, Anson County, N. C,
January 10, 1893. Son of Robert Eugene and Mary Austin (Ben-
nett) Little. Attended Warrenton High School, 1906-1907; Bing-
ham School, Asheville, from fall term of 1907 through fall term
of 1908; Trinity Park School, Durham, spring of 1909; Bingham
School, Asheville, fall 1909 through spring term of 1911; Univer-
sity of North Carolina, 1911-1915; Wake Forest Law School sum-
mer 1916. Licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court, August
term, 1916. Lawyer and Farmer. Member North Carolina and
American Bar Associations. Member Board of Trustees University
of North Carolina. Clerk Superior Court Anson County, 1930-1942.
Served in U. S. Army, September 5, 1918 to December 22, 1918.
Discharged with rank of Sergeant. Mason. Kappa Sigma Fra-
ternity University North Carolina. State Senator in the General
Assembly of 1945 and 1949. Episcopalian. Married Miss Rosa
Leak Parsons of Rockingham, N. C, October 14, 1926. Three chil-
dren: Rosa Parsons Little, Mary Bennett Little, and Robert Eu-
gene Little, IIL Address: Wadesboro, N. C.


(Nineteenth District — Counties: Anson, Stanly, and Union. Two

James Paul Lowder, Democrat, Senator from the Nineteenth
Senatorial District, was born in Montgomery County, N. C, Au-
gust 16, 1893. Son of James Marion and Mary Elizabeth (Shankle)

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Lowder. Attended Warsaw High School, 1909-1912; Duke Uni-
versity, A.B., 1916. Teacher and farmer. Member N.C.E.A.,
Grange, Master Pomona Grange, Stanly County. Mason, Master
Pee Dee Lodge No. 150 A. F. A. M., Norwood, N. C.; Shriner.
Member Veterans of Foreign Wars. First Lieutenant, 1st R.O.T.C.
Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., 1917; A.E.F. 32nd Division, (Red Arrow)
1918-1919; Army of Occupation. Methodist; Superintendent of
Sunday School, 1944-1950; Steward, 1920-1950. Married Miss
Pauline Ledbetter, December 20, 1919. Children: James Paul Low-
der, Jr., killed in action in France; Mrs. Margaret Lowder Shipp-
lett. One grandson: James Wallace Shipplett. Address: Nor-
wood, N. C.


(Thirty-second District — Counties: Haywood, Henderson, Jack-
son, Polk and Transylvania. Two Senators.)

William Medford, Democrat, Senator from the Thirty-second
Senatorial District, was born in Bryson City, N. C, January 29,
1909. Son of A. T. and Verna (Welch) Medford. Attended Bryson
City High School, 1923-1927; University of North Carolina, A.B.,
1931; University of North Carolina Law School, 1930-1933, LL.B.
Attorney at Law. Member of the North Carolina Bar Association
and District Associations; Waynesville Rotary Club. State Sena-
tor in the General Assembly of 1947. Baptist; Chairman, Finance
Committee, 1946-1947. Lieutenant in the United States Navy, 1942-
1945. Married Miss Martha Mock, November 23, 1940. One son:
James Allen Medford. Address: 205 North Main Street, Waynes-
ville, N. C.


(Twentieth District — County: Mecklenburg. One Senator.)
Harvey Morris, Democrat, Senator from the Twentieth Sena-
torial District, was born in Charlotte, N. C, September 18, 1887.
Son of P. R. and Pinky Lee (Berryhill) Morris. Finished Char-
lotte Schools in 1905. Dairy Farmer. President of Morris Live-
stock Co., Morris Farm Equipment Co., and Morris Esso Service
Co. Member of Mecklenburg- County Welfare Board, 1936-1938;

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Board of County Commissioners, 1938-1940, National Guard, 1905-
1908. Mason, Shriner, Elk, Moose, Eagles. Representative in the
General Assembly of 1945, 1947, and 1949. Presbyterian. Married
Miss Iris Owen. Three children. Address: Charlotte, N. C. Route
No. 6.


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

Clyde Nolan, Democrat, Senator from the Twenty-seventh Sena-
torial District, was born in Lawndale, N. C, July 22, 1896. Son
of Delia (McBrayer) and the late John Beam Nolan. Attended
Piedmont High School, Lawndale, N. C; Kings Business College,
Charlotte, N. C. Realtor and farmer. Chairman, Democratic Exec-
utive Committee for Cleveland County, 1946-1950; Member, State
Democratic Executive Committee. Member, Shelby Kiwanis Club.
Baptist. Married Miss Flora Pettit, August 15, 1929. One son:
Clyde Nolan. Jr. Address: P. 0. Box 43, Shelby, N. C.


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

John Thomas Page, Democrat, Senator from the Eighteenth Sen-
atorial District, was born in Cumberland County. Son of John
Bunyan and Louetta Jane (Holland) Page. Attended Buies Creek
Academy; Wake Forest Law School. Lawyer. Member, N. C. State
Bar; N. C. Bar Association. Prosecuting Attorney, Richmond
County Special Court, 1940-1946; County Attorney, 1946-1948;
Judge, Richmond County Special Court, 1948-1949. Married Miss
Delia Scarborough, December 21, 1921. Three sons: John Thomas
Page, Jr., Talmadge D. Page, and Jackie O'Neal Page. Address:
ill Steele Street, Rockingham, N. C.

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(Twelfth District — Counties: Harnett. Hoke, Moore, and Ran-
dolph. Two Senators.)

Julian Hawley Poole, Senator from the Twelfth Senatorial Dis-
trict, was born in Jackson Springs, N. C, March 29, 1890. Son of
H. S. and Sai-ah A. (McLeod) Poole. Graduated from Biscoe High
School, 1913; B.S. in Agriculture, State College, 1917. Peach
grower. Director, Tri-State Peach Growers Society. Member State
Board of Agriculture and Board of University Trustees. Director,
Bank of Pinehurst. Chairman, Board Supervisors Upper Cape
Fear Soils Conservation District; State President, Supervisors
N. C. Soils Conservation, 1950. Member National Distributors of
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables; Past Chairman, Moore County
Agricultural Club; Director North Carolina Peach Growers Coun-
cil. President, Sandhills Kiwanis Club, 1949. Representative in
the General Assembly from Moore County, 1937, 1941, and 1943.
Served at Fort Oglethorpe Officers Training Camp, Second Lieu-
tenant, May 1917 to August 29, 1917; First Lieutenant, Junior
Reserve Corps to 1927. Mason; Master Elberta Lodge 654, West
End, 1940. Presbyterian; Elder, 1935; Moderator Fayetteville
Presbytery, 1950. Married Miss Lena Nelson Booker, September
5, 1925. Two children: One girl and one boy. Address: West
End, N. C.


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

Junius Kenneth Powell, Democrat, Senator from the Tenth Sena-
torial District, was born in Whiteville, N. C, July 15, 1899. Son
of Robert Henry and Nett (McKinnon) Powell. Attended White-
ville 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 Attor-
ney for Columbus County, 1939-1940; Attorney for Town of Fair
Bluff, 1944-1946. 32nd Degree Mason; Shriner. State Senator in
the General Assembly of 1947. Representative from Columbus

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County in the General Assembly of 1949. Presbyterian, Chairman,
Board of Deacons, First Presbyterian Church of Whiteville. Mar-
ried Miss Helen Simmons, October 7, 1919. One daughter: Mrs.
J. B. Lee, Jr., Attorney at Law, Whiteville, N. C. Address:
Whiteville, N. C.


(Fifteenth District — Counties: Caswell and Rockingham. One

John Hampton Price, Democrat, Senator from the Fifteenth Sen-
atorial District, was born in Rockingham County, November 20,
1899. Son of Robert B. and Hallie (McCabe) Price. Graduated
from Washington and Lee University 1924, with degree of LL.B.,
Attorney at Law. Member Rockingham County Bar Association,
North Carolina Bar Association, American Bar Association. For-
mer Councilor Twenty-first Judicial District, North Carolina State
Bar. Senator from the Seventeenth District in 1939 and 1941 ;
from the Fifteenth District in 1943, 1945, and 1949; President Pro
Tem of the 1943 Senate. Former member of State Democratic Ex-
ecutive Committee; delegate to National Democratic Convention in
Philadelphia, 1948. Member State Advisory Budget Commission,
State Division of Purchase and Contract. Mason. Sons of Ameri-
can Revolution; Rotarian; member Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.
Methodist. Married Miss Sallie Hester Lane, May 2, 1929. Ad-
dress: Leaksville, N. C.


(Twenty-sixth District — County: Gaston. One Senator.)
Rufus Grady Rankin, Democrat, Senator from the Twenty-sixth
Senatorial District, was born at Belmont, February 25, 1891. Son
of Rufus Pinkney and Zee (Hand) Rankin. Graduated from Gas-
tonia High School, 1906; attended University of North Carolina,
1906-1909. President of Superior Yarn Mills, I^.Iount Holly, N. C.
State Senator from the twenty-sixth Senatorial District in the
General Assembly of 1931, 1933, 1947 and 1949. Member of North

Biographical Sketches 436

Carolina Budget Commission 1931-1935 and 1949-1951. Member
North Carolina Unemployment Compensation Commission 1943-
1946. Member Board of Gaston County Commissioners, 1919-1925.
Mason, including Blue Lodge, Chapter, Commandery, Scottish Rite,
Shrine; Methodist; Steward. Married Miss Ruth Boyce, January
13, 1913. Four children: R. G. Rankin, Jr.; David H. Rankin;
George Mason Rankin; Mrs. Anna Rankin Lineberger; five grand-
children. Address: Gastonia, N. C.


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

Thomas B. Sawyei% Democrat, Senator from the Fourteenth Sen-
atorial District, was born in Tapoco, N. C. Son of Pleas M. and
Edna 0. (Garland) Sawyer. Attended Greensboro High School,
1933-1935; Duke University, A.B., 1938; Emory University Law
School, LL.B., 1947. President, Radio Station WSSB, Durham, N. C.
Member, N. C. State Bar; Durham Merchant's Association; Durham
Chamber of Commerce. Alternate to delegate from State-at-large,
Democratic National Convention, 1948. Mason; Greensboro Lodge
No. 76. Member American Veterans of World War II (AMVETS) ;
Post Commander, 1948-1949; State Commander, 1949; National
Executive Committeeman for AMVETS for N. C. at present. Mem-
ber, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled Amer-
ican Veterans; Lions International. Served four and one-half
years during World War II, one year with the 36th F. A. in
E. T. O. Was injured in combat in the North African campaign
and returned to the States. Chief, Industrial Services Branch, Hq.
Fourth Service Command, in Atlanta. Released from active duty
with rank of Captain. Called back to active duty, November 16,
1950, and at the present time on excess leave without pay to serve
in the N. C. Senate. Baptist. Past President of the Durham Coun-
cil of Churches. Married Miss Dorothy M. Siler, August 25, 1939.
Four children: Pleas M. (age 10); Joseph B. (age 4); Thomas
B„ Jr. (age 2) ; and Floy O. (age 1). Address: 806 W. Markham
Ave., Durham, N. C.

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(Sixteenth District — Counties: Alamance and Orange. One Sen-

Ralph H. Scott, Democrat, Senator from the Sixteenth Sena-
torial District, was born near Haw River, N. C, December 12,
1903. Son of Robert Walter and Elizabeth (Hughes) Scott. At-
tended Hawfields High School, 1916-1920; North Carolina State
College, B.S., 1924. Partner and Manager, Melville Dairy. Mem-
ber Kiwanis Club, President, 1942; Chamber of Commerce, Presi-
dent, 1944-1945; Merchants Association; North Carolina Dairy
Products Association, President, 1947; North Carolina Jersey
Breeders Association, President, 1939; Raleigh, Durham, Burling-
ton Dairy Council, President, 1945-1946; Alamance County Tuber-
culosis Association, President, 1942; Trustee, May Memorial Li-
brary. County Commissioner, 1944-1950. Mason; Bula Lodge No.
409, A. F. & A. M. Presbyterian; Chairman Board of Deacons,
1938-1950. Married Miss Hazeleene Tate, November 11, 1925. Chil-
dren: Miriam Tate Scott; Ralph Henderson Scott, Jr.; William
Clevenger Scott. Address: Haw River, N. C.


(Twenty-eighth District — Counties : Alexander, Burke, and Cald-
well. One Senator.)

Andrew Burnett Stoney, Democrat, Senator from the Twenty-
eighth Senatorial District was born in Camden, S. C, December
15, 1892. Son of Rev. James Moss and Jennie (Shannon) Stoney.
Attended Graded School, Camden, S. C, and High School, 1899-
1910; A.B., University of South Carolina, 1914; Law School, 1914-
1915; Harvard Law School, 1915-1917. Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fra-
ternity. Ensign, U. S. Navy, 1917-1918; Lieutenant 1918-1919.
Burke Post No. 21, American Legion. Mason, Shriner, Junior
Order United American Mechanics. Mimosa Golf Club; Mimosa
Fishing Club. President, Morganton Kiwanis Club, 1942. Gen-
eral Insurance Business. Representative in the General Assembly
of 1941, 1943, 1945 and 1947. Episcopalian; Vestryman since 1938,
Junior Warden, Grace Church, Morganton, Diocesan Chairman of
Laymen 1949-1951. Married Mrs. Mary Wilson Kistler, August

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15, 1938. Step-children: Mrs. Mary Kistler Craven; Charles E.
Kistler, Jr., and Andrew M. Kistler, II. Address: Morganton, N. C.


(Eighth District — Counties: Johnston, and Wayne. Two Sen-

Hardy Talton, Democrat, Senator from the Eighth Senatorial
District, was born at Pikeville, N. C, August 18, 1900. Son of
Mack Duffie and Rebecca (Pike) Talton. Attended Gurley School,
Wayne County, 1906-1913; Kenly High School, 1914-1915. Tobac-
conist and Farmer. Member, Harmony Masonic Lodge, No. 340,
Master, 1943-1944; J.O.U.A.M. No. 312, Councilor, 1936 and 1948;
District Councilor, 28th District, 1946; Grange No. 964, Master,
1939-1948; Master of Wayne Pomona Grange No. 38, 1943-1948.
State Senator in the General Assembly of 1949. Member of Pleas-
ant Grove F.W.B.; Member of Board of Ruling Elders, 1932-1948;
Teacher, 1927-1948. Married Miss Mildred Roberts, December 21,

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