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1921. One daughter: Mary Ellen, age 19. Address: Route 2,
Pikeville, N. C.


(Eleventh District — County: Robeson. One Senator.)
Wesley Carr Watts, Democrat, Senator from the Eleventh Sena-
torial District, was born in Lumberton, N. C, October 12, 1900.
Son of Andrew and Edith (Britt) Watts. Attended Public Schools
of Robeson County; Buie's Creek Academy, 1917-1918; Mars Hill
College, 1919; University of North Carolina; University of North
Carolina Law School; Admitted to the Bar in August, 1924. Law-
yer, farmer, and realtor. Member Robeson County Bar Associa-
tion. Solicitor, Recorder's Court, 1936-1940; Clerk of Superior
Court of Robeson County, December 1940 to July 1945 (resigned).
Member Chamber of Commerce of Lumberton; North Carolina
Board of Realtors; St. Alban's Lodge No. 114 A.F. & A.M., Past
Master, 1938; Wilmington Consistory 32nd Degree; Sudan Temple
A. A. O.N. M.S. of New Bern, N. C; Junior Order United American
Mechanics. Baptist; President, Men's Bible Class several times.

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the last time being from January 1, 1950 through June 30, 1950.
Married Miss Dorothy GaNell Rice, November 1, 1926. Three chil-
dren : Dorothy Watts Sanderson, Betty Ann Watts, and Edith
GaNell Watts. Address: 209 W. 16th Street, Lumberton, N. C.


(Thirty-first District — County: Buncombe. One Senator.)

Zebulon Weaver, Jr., Democrat, Senator from the Thirty-first
Senatorial District, was born in Asheville, N. C, March 27, 1907.
Son of Zebulon and Anna (Hyman) Weaver. Graduated from
Asheville High School, 1924; Weaver College, 1926; George Wash-
ington University, 1928; Asheville University Law School, 1932.
Lawyer. Member Buncombe County Bar Association. Methodist;
Steward, 1946-1950. Married Miss Elizabeth Roberts, September
11, 1931. Two children: Zebulon Weaver, III; Pearce R. Weaver.
Address: 24 Montview Drive, Asheville, N. C.


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

Elbert Austin Westbrook, Democrat, Senator from the Thirty-
second Senatorial District, was born in Glendale, S. C, May 31,
1904. Son of T. H. and Dora (Feagan) Westbrook. Graduated
from Stearns High School, Columbus, N. C, May 9, 1924. Mer-
chant and cotton gin owner. Elected Polk County Commissioner
December 1948 to serve until 1952, resigning to accept Office of
Senator. Member Woodman of World, Consul Commander, 1949-
1950. Charter member of Tryon's Lions Club. Methodist. Mar-
ried Miss Vera Mignon Harris, March 21, 1934. One daughter:
Doris Linda Westbrook. Address: Tryon, N. C, Route 1.


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

Adam Jackson Whitley, Jr., Democrat, Senator from the Eighth
Senatorial District, was born in Johnston County, N. C, April 14,

Biographical Sketches 439

1894. Son of Adam Jackson and Abigail (Casey) Whitley. At-
tended Smithfield Grammar and High School, 1901-1914; N. C.
State College, 1915-1917. Farmer and Operator of Bulk Milk Plant.
Member Smithfield Chamber of Commerce; Junior Order; Rotary
Club, Charter member when organized in 1944. Mason. Chairman,
Democratic Executive Committee, 1945-1947; Precinct Committee-
man, 1939-1945. Served as a Sergeant in World War I, 1917-1918.
State Senator in the General Assembly of 1949. Baptist; Deacon,
1927-1948; Chairman, Board of Deacons, 1929-1948; Moderator of
Johnston Baptist Association, 1936-1950. Married Miss Florence
Elizabeth Lassiter, February 14, 1923. Three children: Adam J.
Whitley, III; Dennis Whitley; Leah Lassiter Whitley. Address:
Rt. 1, Smithfield, N. C.


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

Julian Emmett Winslow, Democrat, Senator from the First Sen-
atorial District, was born at Winfall, N. C, February 14, 1897.
Son of Charles Cook and Martha (Leigh) Winslow. Attended
Hertford High School and St. Paul's School. Oil jobber and mer-
chant. Member North Carolina's Oil Jobbers Association; North
Carolina Hardware Dealers Association; North Carolina Mer-
chants Association. Sheriff, Perquimans County, 1932-1946. Con-
gressional Committee Member, 1937-1949. Mason (32nd Degree);
Shriner Sudan Temple. Second Lieutenant, U. S. Air Corps (Pilot),
December 1917-October 1919; Second Lieutenant, U. S. Reserve
Army Air Corps, October 1919-October 1924. State Senator in the
General Assembly of 1949. Episcopalian; Member of Vestry. Two
children: Betty Randolph Winslow, Julian Emmett Winslow, Jr.
Address: Hertford, N. C.


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

Nelson Woodson, Democrat, Senatoi' from the Twenty-first Sen-
atorial District, was born at Salisbury, N. C, March 26, 1909.

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Son of Walter H. and Pauline (Bernhardt) Woodson. Attended
Salisbury High School, 1921-1925; University of North Carolina,
1929, A.B. Degree; University of North Carolina Law School,
1932, LL.B. Degree. Attorney at Law. Member of Rowan County
Bar Association; North Carolina Bar Association; American Bar
Association. Partner, Woodson & Woodson, Attorneys. Served in
the U. S. Army, 1942-1946; 77th Infantry Division in the Pacific;
discharged as Captain. State Senator in the General Assembly of
1949. Episcopalian. Married Miss Mary Holt Whittle, October
19. 1946. Address: 225 South Fulton Street, Salisbury, N. C.


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

James Robert Young, Democrat, Senator from the Twelfth Sen-
atorial District, was born in Dunn, January 27, 1896. Son of
Ernest Foster and Alma (Fleming) Young. Attended Warrenton
High School 1911-1913; Tennessee Military Institute, 1913-1914;
University of Tennessee 1914-1915; University of N. C. 1915-1917;
University of North Carolina Law School 1919-1920; Wake Forest
Law School 1920-1921. Licensed to practice law, January, 1922.
Member North Carolina Bar Association; N. C. State Bar Asso-
ciation; The American Bar Association. Solicitor Recorder's Court
of Dunn 1929-1930, Judge 1935-1937. Private 119th Infantry- June
22, 1917; Battalion Sgt.-Majr., July, 1917. Graduated Army Can-
didates School as Second Lieut., 1918; Served overseas with 119th
Infantry, 30th Division. City Attorney, 1946-1948. Thirty-second
Degree Mason; Knights of Pythias; American Legion; 40 & 8
Society; Sigma Nu College Fraternity U. N. C; Senior Warden
St. Stephens Episcopal Church. Represented Harnett County in
the General Assembly of 1931 and 1933. Married Miss Hazel Vir-
ginia Fetner, 1922. Address: Dunn, N. C.




Walter Frank Taylor, Democrat, Representative from Wayne
County, was bovn in Faison, N. C, April 4, 1889. Son of S. Luther
and Ettie (Crow) Taylor. A.B. University of North Carolina,
1911; LL.B., 1914. Admitted to N. C. State Bar, 1914, and since
practiced in Goldsboro and member firm of Langston, Allen &
Taylor. Member, American Bar Association; N. C. Bar Associa-
tion; State Bar; Wayne County Bar; American Judicature So-
ciety; President, N. C. Bar Association, 1943-1944. Member State
Beard of Law Examiners, 1940-1948. State Senator in the Gen-
eral Assembly of 1921; Representative from Wayne County, 1939,
1941, 1943, 1945, 1947, and 1949. Member Re-codification Commis-
sion 1941-1943; Chairman Motor Transportation Commission to
re-write Motor Truck Carriers' Act, 1945-1947. Member, Commis-
sion to re-write Insurance Laws of State of North Carolina, 1943-
1947; Commission to make recommendation to General Assembly
for Improving Administration of Justice, 1947-1949; State Ad-
visory Budget Commission and Board of Contracts and Awards,
1947-1951. Served as Alderman City of Goldsboro, 1933-1939. Mem-
ber, Board of Trustees of University of North Carolina 1915-1931;
1941-1949 and re-elected to 1957; Board of Trustees of North Car-
olina College for Negroes at Durham, 1941-1949. Member Board
of Trustees, Goldsboro Public Library, 1935-1948, Chairman, 1945-
1948. Member Board of Directors Wayne County Memorial Asso-
ciation since 1925, Chairman, 1946-1949. Mason. Elk. Member
Kiwanis, Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach; Sphinx Club. Raleigh; Phi
Beta Kappa, Tau Kappa Alpha and Golden Fleece. Methodist.
Married Miss Elizabeth Gibson, December 16, 1933. One daughter,
Katharine Patterson Taylor, age thirteen years. Address: Golds-
boro, N. C.


Thomas Watkins Allen, Democrat, Representative from Gran-
ville County, was born in Granville County, January 7, 1893. Son


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of Glaudious L. and Catherine (Bragg) Allen. Attended Creed-
moor High School, 1910-1914. Farmer. Member County Board of
Education, 1928-1932; North Carolina Library Commission Board,
1940-1944. Entered service, April 18, 1918; promoted to Corporal
January 5, 1919; discharged, June 23, 1919. Member Creedmoor
Masonic Lodge, Master, 1934-1940; Wilton Junior Order United
American Mechanics, Councilor, 1920; District Councilor at pres-
ent; Member Noith Carolina State Grange, Member Executive
Committee, 1940 to present; Member, Oxford Rotary Club; Chair-
man, Tobacco Committee, N. C. State Grange; Member of North
Carolina Tobacco Council; Chairman of The Board of Wilton
Committee; President, Henderson Production Credit Association
since 1934; President, Wake Rural Electrification Administration
since 1942; Member, Board of Directors, Durham Mutual Ex-
change since 1940; Chairman, Tobacco Committee National
Grange; Member N. C. Farm Bureau; Master Granville County
Pomona Grange; Member County Committee, Agricultural Con-
servation Association of Granville County, 1936-1948. Three times
a member of County Committee of Farmers Home Administration ;
Member of Board of Directors of Tobacco Stabilization Coopera-
tive Corporation; Member of Board of Directors of Tobacco Asso-
ciates Incorporation; Member of Tobacco Advisory Committee to
the Secretary of Agriculture under the Marketing Reseai'ch Act.
Member N. C. Rural Electrification Authority. Representative in
the General Assembly of 1949. Baptist; Member Board of Deacons
since 1922; Superintendent, Sunday School, 1919-1940; Vice Mod-
erator Flat River Baptist Association. Married Miss Julia Farmer,
September 11, 1921. Two children: Thomas W. Allen, Jr., age 26;
Mildred A. Jenkins, age 23. Address: Creedmoor, N. C, Route 1.


Ethna Gordon Anderson, Democrat, Representative from Mar-
tin County, was born June 5, 1899. Son of the late Dr. J. H. and
Mary (Barnes) Anderson. Graduated from High School in 1918;
entered Reserve Officers Training Course, N. C. State College,
1918 for one semester. Leaf tobacco dealer and farmer. Mayor,
Town of Robersonville three terms. Member Board of Commis-
sioners two terms. Mason; Stonewall Lodge 296 A.F. & A.M.,

W. Frank Taylor — Speaker

Allen of Granville
Anderson of Martin
Askew of Gates

Atkins of Yancey
Avant of Columbus
Barker of Durham

Bender of Jones

Blackwell of Forsyth
Blue of Moore

Bost of Cabarrus
Branch of Halifax
Brantley of Polk

Brock of Davie

Brown of Jackson
Brown of Watauga


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Robersonville, N. C; Scottish Rite Lodge, New Bern, N. C;
Shriner; Sudan Temple, New Bern, N. C. Presbyterian. Married
Miss Callie Mae Roberson, December, 1924. One daughter. Ad-
dress: Robersonville, N. C.


Allen Edgar Askew, Democrat, Representative from Gates
County, was born in Eure, N. C, March 6, 1918. Son of William
John and Venie (Piland) Askew. Attended Eure Grammar School,
1925-1932; Gatesville High School, 1932-1936; Elon College, B.A.,
1940. Merchant. Mason, Lodge 126, Gatesville. Served in U, S.
Army from February 4, 1940 to September 27, 1945 with Sixth
Armored Division with rank of Corporal. Member of Christian
Church; Teacher of Men and Women Sunday School Class. Mar-
ried Miss Martha Elizabeth Stokes, July 18, 1944. One son: Allen
Edgar Askew, Jr. Address: Gatesville, N. C.


Bill Atkins, Democrat, Representative from Yancey County, was
born in Sioux, N. C, September 4, 1909. Son of Press and Martha
(Peterson) Atkins. Attended Clearmont High School, 1926-1930;
Mars Hill Junior College; Asheville University Law School, 1932-
1934, LL.B. Attorney at Law. Member North Carolina Bar Asso-
ciation; Yancey County Bar Association. County Attorney for
Yancey County, 1945, 1946, 1949, 1950. Married Miss Mary Willie
Lisenbee, August 22, 1943. One daughter: Marietta Atkins, born
July 22, 1940. Address: Burnsville, N. C,


Homer Cause Avant, Democrat, Representative from Columbus
County, was born in Cool Springs, S. C, October 29, 1884. Son of
Wadus Woodson and Sarah (Hilton) Avant. Agent, Sinclair Re-
fining Company; President, Avant and Sholar, Inc. Meinber Rotary
Club; Whiteville Country Club; Whiteville Merchants Association;
Chairman, Board of Trustees, Columbus County Hospital, Inc.;

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Member of Eastern Star. Commissioner, Columbus County, 1929-
19.30 and 1933-1940, serving' two years as Chairman; Columbus
County Township Commissioner, 1918-1922; Member Board of
Education, 1924-1926. Representative in the General Assembly of
1943 and 1947. Mason; Scottish Rite. Baptist. Married Miss Mary
McLelland, September 26, 1909. Seven children. Address: White-
ville, N. C.


Oscar Garland Barker, Democrat, Representative from Durham
County, was born in Cary, Wake County, North Carolina, January
12, 1896. Son of Brinkley Dickerson and Martha (Johnson)
Barker. Educated Durham City Schools and Trinity College, com-
pleting: law coui'se at Trinity in 1923. Lawyer, specializing' in con-
sultation and civil practice. Member of North Carolina Bar Asso-
ciation and Durham County Bar Association. Durham Lodge Ma-
sons, No. 352; Sudan Temple Mystic Shrine. Formerly newspaper
Editor, having served with editorial staffs of Durham Herald,
Durham Sun and Greensboro Record. Represented Durham County
in North Carolina General Assembly in 1935, 1937, special session
of 1938, 1943, 1945, and 1947. Candidate for Congress in Sixth
District in 1939 and 1941. Held numerous important legislative
committee assignments and was Chairman Courts and Judicial Dis-
tricts Committee in 1937. Serving second term as member Board
of Trustees of the North Carolina College at Durham. President,
Durham Y. M. C. A.; President, Durham Executives Club. Bap-
tist; Teacher Men's Bible Class First Baptist Church, Durham,
which was named Barker Bible Class in 1941. Member Associate
Board of Deacons. Married Miss Sarah Mae Terry, February 28,
1923. Address: Durham, N. C.


Robert Philemon Bender, Democrat, Representative from Jones
County, was born in Jones County, near Pollocksville, January 1,
1888. Son of Bryan and Lucy H. (Tolson) Bender. Attended Pol-
locksville High School, 1911-1914; University of North Carolina
Law School, 1914-1915. Lawyer, Member Jones County Board of

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Education, 1920-1926; Member Jones County Democratic Executive
Committee 1918 to the present time. City Attorney, town of Pol-
Iccksville, 1921-1931. Permanent member Legal Advisory Board
for Jones County during World War I. Chairman Jones County
Young People's Democratic Clubs, 1928-1930. Secretary Jones
County Bar Association since July 1933. Served as Vice-President
Fifth District Bar Association 1935-1937; and President Fifth
District Bar Association 1937-1938. Woodman of the V/orld; Clerk
of Evergreen Camp No. 184, Pollock^ville, 1916-1933; inclusive.
Charter member Pollocksville Rotary Club, President Jcnes County
Farm Bureau, Governnient A.ppeal Agent for Jones County Draft
Board 19-15 and 1946. Member State House of Representatives
from Jones County, 1929, 1931, 1933, 1935, 1939, 1943, 1945, and
1947. Presbyterian; Deacon 1917-1924; Elder since 1924; Super-
intendent Sunday School 1921-1934, inclusive. President Jones
County Sunday School Association, 1926 to the present time. Mar-
ried Miss Piary McGee Edwards, September 19, 1917 (deceased).
Married Miss Bonnie Mae Grimsley, February 14, 1934 (died Sep-
tember 21, 1937). Married Miss Nellie H. Finer of Morehead City,
November 30, 1939. Children: Two sons, born of first marriage.
Captain Robert P. Bender, Jr., of U. S. Army Air Corps, age 28,
and Cpl. J. Virgil Bender of Army Quartermaster Corps, age 25.
Address: Pollocksville, N. C.


Thomas Winfield Blackwell, Jr., Democrat, Representative from
Forsyth County, was born in Lexington, Ky., March 3, 1913. Son
of Thomas Winfield, Sr., and Ruth Estelle (Crist) Blackwell. At-
tended Public School and High School, ¥/inston-Salem, N. C;
Woodberry Forest School; A.B., University of North Carolina,
1934. LL.B., Yale University, 1937. Lawyer and Tax Consultant.
Phi Beta Kappa; member of American Bar Association; North
Carolina Bar Association; Forsyth County Bar Association; State
Executive Committee of North Carolina Bar Association, 1946-
1948. Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce; Pythians; Grange.
Had active duty during V^^orld War II in United States Navy, July,
1942 through December, 1946; entered as Junior Lieutenant and
became Lieutenant-Commander; served in Seventh Fleet in South-

Biographical Sketches 447

west Pacific; also served in Caribbean. Member of American Le-
gion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Representative in the General
Assembly of 1947 and 1949. Baptist. Member of Board of Deacons
at present; Founder and Teacher (1938 to the present) of The
Young Men's Bible Class; Assoc. Superintendent of Young Peoples'
Department, 1936-1939. Married Miss Mary Johnson Lambeth of
Thcmasville, N. C, June 1, 1940. Three children: Catharine Camp-
bell Blackwell, Ruth Crist Blackwell and Mary Lambeth Black-
well. Address: Route No. 2, Country Club Road, Winston-Salem,
N. C.


Herbert Clifton Blue, Democrat, Representative from Moore
County, was born in Hoke County, N. C. (then Cumberland),
August 28, 1910. Son of John Patrick and Christian (Steward)
Blue. Graduated from Vass-Lakeview High School in 1929. Pub-
lisher "The Sandhill Citizen," Aberdeen, N. C. Member, Town of
Aberdeen Board of Commissioners, 1945; President, Moore County
YDC Club, 1941-1946; Elected Eighth Congressional District YDC
Chairman, 1946; Secretary North Carolina Young Democratic
Clubs 1947-1948; President North Carolina Young Democratic
Clubs 1948-1949; Secretary State Democratic Executive Commit-
tee 1949 to present time; Member Moore County Democratic Exec-
utive Committee; Moore County representative on Eighth District
Congressional Committee. Former President, Central Carolina
Press Association; Secretary-Treasurer, Aberdeen Tobacco Board
of Trade. Charter member, Aberdeen Lions Club; President of the
Club for the 1946-1947 term; Zone Chairman 1947-1948. Mason.
Woodman of the World. President Vass-Lakeview High School
Alumni Association, 1933-1935; also 1942 to the present. Repre-
sentative in the General Assembly of 1947 and 1949. Presbyterian,
Served as Superintendent of Cypress Sunday School, 1930-1940 ;
Deacon in Cypress Church, 1931-1941; Superintendent, Bethesda
Presbyterian Sunday School, 1940 to present time; Deacon, Bethes-
da Church, 1941-1946; Elected Elder, Bethesda Church, 1946. Mar-
ried Miss Gala Lee Nunnery, July 4, 1937. Three children : Pa-
tricia Joyce, age 10; Herbert Clifton, Jr., age 8; John Lee, age 3.
Address: Aberdeen, N. C.

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Eugene Thompson Bost, Jr., Democrat, Representative from
Cabarrus County, was born in Cabarrus County, June 11, 1907.
Son of E. T. and Zula A. (Hinshaw) Bost. Attended Mount Pleas-
ant Collegiate Institute; Duke University, School of Law 1930-
1933. Bachelor of Law. Lawyer. Member American Bar Associa-
tion; North Carolina Bar Association. Representative in the Gen-
eral Assembly of 1937, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1945, 1947, and 1949.
Methodist. Mason. Married Miss Bernice Hahn, March 27, 1937.
Address: Concord, N. C.


Joseph Branch, Democrat, Representative from Halifax County,
was born in Enfield, N. C, July 5, 1915. Son of James C. and
Laura (Applewhite) Branch. Graduated from Wake Forest Col-
lege, 1938 with LL.B. Degree. Lawyer. Member of the Enfield
Lions Club; Young Business Men's Association. Mason. Served in
the armed forces of the United States from May 25, 1943 to No-
vember 29, 1945. Representative in the General Assembly of 1947
and 1949. Baptist. Married Miss Frances Jane Kitchen. Address:
Enfield, N. C.


Robert Earley Brantley, Democrat, Representative from Polk
County, was born in Zebulon, N. C, January 19, 1900. Son of
R. F. and Mrs. Lecy (Puckett) Brantley. Attended Wakelon High
School, graduating in 1916. Theatre Owner and Operator. Chair-
man of the Board of County Commissioners of Polk County, 1947-
1950. Director, Tryon Bank & Trust Company; Chairman of Har-
mon Field Commission; Past President Tryon Rotary Club; Past
President Tryon Merchants Association; Past President Tryon
Chamber of Commerce; Past Director of Tryon Country Club;
Past Treasurer Polk County Red Cross. Baptist; Deacon and
Treasurer. Married Miss Sallie V. Baker, January 28, 1925. Three
children: Mrs. Jean Brantley Durham, Mrs. Marguerite Brantley
Howell, and Emily Rose Brantley. Address: Tryon, N. C.

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Burr Coley Brock, Republican, Representative from Davie Coun-
ty, was born in Farmington, N. C, November 26, 1891. Son of
Moses B. and Vert (Coley) Brock. Attended schools of Cooleemee,
Woodleaf, Farmington and Clemmons High School, graduating in
1913; University Law School, 1913-1915; A.B., 1916. Lawyer. Ma-
son; Junior Order United American Mechanics; Odd Fellows;
Woodmen of the World; President Mocksville Lodge of P. 0. S.
of A., also county and district president. Chairman Boy Scout
Committee, Farmington, 1940-1949. Member School Committee,
1941-1949. Trustee Appalachian State Teachers College, 1949-
1952. Representative in the General Assembly from Davie County
in 1917, 1933, and 1935; State Senator, 1937, 1943, and 1949. Mi-
nority Leader in the General Assembly, 1933; Chairman Joint
House and Senate Caucus Committee, 1935. Methodist; Teacher
Young Men's Class for eight years, Mocksville M. E. Church,
South; now teaching Men's Wesley Bible Class; Chairman Circuit
Board of Stewards and Lay Leader Farmington Methodist Cir-
cuit; Chairman of Board of Stewards; Chairman, Building Com-
mittee; Superintendent of Sunday School for past two years; Asso-
ciate Lay Leader, Elkin District, 1940-1941; Lay Leader, 1942-
1943; Associate Lay Leader of Thomasville; Secretary and Treas-
urer of District Trustees and Member of the Location and Build-
ing Committee. Government appeal agent World War IL Married
Miss Laura Tabor, December 23, 1919. Children: B. C. Brock, Jr.,
Margaret Jo, Francis, John Tabor, James Moses, Richard Joe,
William Laurie and Rufus Leo. Address: Mocksville, N. C.


Frank H. Brown, Jr., Democrat, Representative from Jackson
County, was born at Cullowhee, September 21, 1915. Son of Frank
H. and Hattie (Norton) Brown. Attended Cullowhee High School,
1928-1932; Western Carolina Teachers College, 1932-1935; Honor
Graduate, N. C. State College, 1937, B.S. (Agriculture). Farmer.
Member of Jackson County Farm Bureau, President, 1948-1949;
Jackson County Farmers Cooperative, member Board of Directors,
1948-1949. Member Jackson County Board of Education, 1947-1949.


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Lieutenant in the U. S. Navy, May 1, 1942 to March 12, 1946.
Representative in the General Assembly of 1949. Methodist; Stew-
ard, 1947-1948; 1948-1949. Married Miss Elsie W. Earp, July 31,
1943. One son: Frank H. Brovv^n, III, born October 31, 1948. Ad-
dress; Cullowhee, N. C.


Wade E. BroM^n, Democrat, Representative from Watauga Coun-
ty, was born in Blowing Rock, N. C, November 5, 1907. Son of
J. D. and Etta (Sudderth) Brown. Attended High School and
Junior College at Mars Hill College, 1924-1928; LL.B. Degree,
Wake Forest College, 1931. Lawyer. Member of the North Caro-
lina Bar Association; President, 16th Judicial Bar, 1946-1947.
Trustee, Appalachian State Teachers College, 1941. Mason. Lieu-
tenant, U. S. Naval Reserve, May 25, 1944-March 9, 1946. Com-

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