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mander, Watauga Post No. 130 American Legion ; Charter member
Mountaineer Post No. 7031 Veterans of Foreign Wars; Charter
member, Boone Lions Club; President, 1934; Charter member,
Boone Chamber of Commerce; President, 1935; Secretary 1936-
1946; Charter member, Boone Merchants Association; Member of
Watauga County Farm Bureau. Chairman, Watauga Hospital
Board of Trustees. State Senator in the General Assembly of 1947.
Baptist; Deacon; Member General Board, Baptist State Conven-
tion, 1939-1942; Chairman, Executive Committee, Three Forks Bap-
tist Church. Married Miss Gilma Baity, June 1, 1935. Two chil-
dren: Margaret Rose and Wade Edward, Jr. Address: Boone, N. C.


Charles King Bryant, Sr., Democrat, Representative from Gas-
ton County, was born in Iredell County, April 25, 1894. Son of
R. J. and Lydia C. (White) Bryant. Graduated from High School,
1913; New York Electrical School, 1914-1916. Electrical Engi-
neer and farmer. Member, American Institute of Electrical Engi-
neers; National Industrial Service Association. Member, Gastonia
Elks Club; Gastonia Rotary Club, Past President. Presbyterian.
Married Miss Mary L. Miller, June 30, 1915. Five children: four
boys, one girl; five grandchildren: four boys, one girl. Address:
New Hope Road, Gastonia, N. C.

Biographical Sketches 451


Charles Thomas Bryson, Democrat, Representative from Macon
County, was born in West Mill, N. C, March 7, 1894. Son of
James L. and Fanny Bell (Mallonee) Bryson. Attended Cowee
Hig-h School; International Business School, Scranton, Pa., 1920.
Merchant. Reg:ister of Deeds, County Accountant and Tax Super-
visor for Macon County, December, 1930 to 1938. Member Loyal
Order of Moose, Governor; Mason. American Legion, Commander,
American Legion Post. Pfc. World War I, October, 1917 to 1919.
Baptist; Deaccn. Married Miss Mary Irene Higdon, February 23,
1918. Two children: Mildred Bryson, Mrs. Sam Q. Ritchie. Ad-
dress: Cullasaja, N. C.


Noah Burfoot, Democrat, Representative from Pasquotank Coun-
ty, was born in Elizabeth City, N. C, April 10, 1894. Son of Noah
and Rennie (Aydlett) Burfoot. Attended Wilmer & Chew, Annap-
olis, Md., 1911; U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.; Wake For-
est College; North Carolina State, June, 1917. President of Pas-
quotank Hosiery Company, Elizabeth City, N. C. Member Board
of County Commissioners, Pasquotank County, 1934-1946; Chair-
man, 1936-1946. Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Delegate, Democratic
National Convention, 1948. Member Board of Trustees, Albemarle
Hospital, 1937 to present time. Mason; Red Men. Representative
in the General Assembly of 1949. Sgt. Major in the U. S. Armed
Forces, 1917-1918. Methodist. Married Miss Harriet Glover, No-
vember 5, 1919. Address: 301 Culpepper St., Elizabeth City, N. C.


Sherinan Everett Burgess, Democrat, Representative from Cam-
den County, was born in Old Trap, Camden County, N. C, Decem-
ber 5, 1908. Son of Willie H. and Eva Bell (Leary) Burgess. At-
tended Public Schools Camden County, 1914-1925. A.B., Duke Uni-
versity, 1934. Taught in Public Schools of Camden County, 1932-
1942. Farmer. Member Elizabeth City Rotary Club. Mason. Mem-
ber Widows Son Lodge No. 75, Camden, N. C; Past Master 1942:
District Deputy Grand Master, 1943-1944. New Bern Consistory

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No. 3; Sudan Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. of New Bern; Chairman, Cam-
den County Chapter American Red Cross since 1937. Chairman,
United War Fund Drive for Camden County, 1943 and 1944. Mem-
ber, Camden County Draft Board, 1948-1950. Representative in
the General Assembly of 1945. Baptist. Sunday School Superin-
tendent. Married Miss Lorraine Sawyer April 2, 1937. Three chil-
dren: Everett Duke, age 11; David Sawyer, age 10; and Diane
Burgess, age 6. Address: Belcross, N. C.


Jeter C. Burleson, Republican, Representative from Mitchell
County was born in Bakersville, N. C, July 17, 1899. Son of Wil-
liam Anderson and Hester Ledford Burleson. Attended Bakers-
ville High School, 1913-1917; Appalachian State Teachers' College
two years. Engaged in Insurance and Bonding. Owner and man-
ager of The J. C. Burleson Lumber Co., Bakersville, N. C. Princi-
pal, Glen Ayre Consolidated School for two years. Clerk, Superior
Court, Mitchell County, 1922-1930; youngest clerk in State elected
to that office. Chairman, Republican County Executive Committee,
1928-1930. Served in Special Session of General Assembly, 1936,
regular sessions 1937, 1939, 1943, and 1947. Membei', Bakersville
Men's Club. Mason. Baptist. Married Miss Atta Rankin, 1925,
Two sons : Bruce Eugene and William Anderson. Address : Bakers-
ville, N. C.


Robert Myron Carr, Democrat, Representative from Duplin
County, was born near Rose Hill, N. C, December 10, 1900. Son of
Solan Clarence and Susan Ann Carr. Graduated from Burgaw
High School, 1918; Bowen's Business College, Columbia, S. C,
September, 1919. Distributor Gulf Oil Products, Wallace, since
March 12, 1927. Member Duplin County Board of Education since
1934, Chairman for past fourteen years. Member Wallace Lodge
No. 595 A.F. & A. M., Master, 1934; Junior Order United Ameri-
can Mechanics. Presbyterian. Married Miss Lela Smith, Decem-
ber 21, 1921. Three children: Christine, Margaret Ann, and Bobby.
Address: Wallace, N. C.

Bryant of Gaston
Bryson of Macon

Burfoot of Pasquotank

lUirpress of Camden
Burleson of Mitchell
Carr of Duplin

Clark of Bladen
Clark of Lincoln
Collier of Pamlico

Combs of Tyrrell

Crissman of Guilford
Dalrymple of Lee

Dawkins of Cumberland

Bellinger of Gaston

Dill of Carteret

Doughton of Alleghany

Duncan of Cherokee

Edwards of Greene

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Clarence Stewart Clark, Democrat, Representative from Bladen
County, was born in Clarkton, N. C, January 18, 1888, Son of
Oscar Lee and Cora Lee (Withers) Clark. Attended Clarkton Male
Institute, 1905; Davidson College, B.S. Degree, 1910. Merchant.
Member, Kappa Sigma; Omicron Delta Kappa; Clarkton Rotary
Club, President, 1942. City Clerk. Chairman, Local School Board,
two years; Chairman, County School Board, two years; Chair-
man, County Welfare Board, three years. Member Local Board
No. 1 for duration. Chairman, three years. Presbyterian; mem-
ber Session thirty-seven years; Trustee Presbyterian Junior Col-
lege, two years; Regent, Barium Springs Orphanage, two years;
Trustee, Flora Macdonald College, ten years. Married Miss Edna
Reynard, December 30, 1911. Children: Mrs. John R. Ferguson;
Charles S. Clark; Mrs. Robert S. Troy; Dorothy Clark. Address:
Box 128, Clarkton, N. C.


David Clark, Democrat, Representative from Lincoln County,
was born in Lincolnton, N. C, July 4, 1922. Son of Thorne and
Mabel (Gossett) Clark. Attended Lincolnton High School, 1935 to
1939; Darlington School, 1939 to 1940; Washington and Lee Uni-
versity, 1941 to January, 1943, 1946; University of North Caro-
lina Law School. Lawyer. Member Phi Delta Phi; Phi Delta
Theta; Knights of Pythias; V. F. W., Vice-Commander; Ameri-
can Legion. Mason. Chairman, Lincoln County Red Cross, 1950.
State Chairman, Americanism Committee of North Carolina. Mem-
ber Junior Chamber of Commerce, State Chairman, 1950. First
Lieut., Air Force, 1943 to 1946. Presbyterian. Address: Lincoln-
ton, N. C.


Theodore Joseph Collier, Democrat, Representative from Pam-
lico County, was born in Wayne County, October 16, 1908. Son
of Josiah and Matilda (Johnson) Collier. Attended Pikeville Ele-
mentary and High School, 1914-1925; University of North Caro-

Biographical Sketches 45I5

Una, 1929, A.B. Degree. Lumber Manufacturer and Dealer in
Building Supplies. Teacher and principal in Pamlico County
Schools from 1930-1942; in Washington County, 1942-1945. Chair-
man of Board of Directors, Craven-Pamlico Library Service. Ma-
son. Member of Ruritan Club; Triangle Club. Sigma Phi Epsilon
and Phi Beta Kappa Fraternities. Representative in the General
Assembly of 1949, Methodist; Steward; Member and Treasurer of
Board of Trustees and Board of Directors of Camp Don-Lee, Inc.;
Lay Leader. Married Miss Mildred Muse of Oriental, N. C, Oc-
tober 25, 1930. Two children: Joseph, 10 years old, and Betsy, 5
years old. Address: Arapahoe, N. C.


Lev/is L. Combs, Democrat, Representative from Tyrrell County,
was born in Tyrrell County, September 23, 1909. Son of Benjamin
B. and Estelle (Patrick) Combs. Attended Wake Forest College,
B.S. Degree, 1933. Farmer. Mason. Shriner. Member Eastern
Star. Baptist. Married Miss Dorothy Liverman, September 1,
1935. Two children: Carol Ann, six years; Dorothy Lynn, four
months. Address: Columbia, N. C.


Walter Edgar Crissman, Democrat, Representative from Guil-
ford County, was born in Surry County, N. C, December 11, 1902.
Son of Charles E. and Ollie (Huff) Crissman. Attended High
Point High School and graduated in 1922. A.B., University North
Carolina, 1926; University Law School. Lawyer. Member Ameri-
can Bar Association; N. C. State Bar and High Point Bar Asso-
ciations. State Councillor Junior Order United American Me-
chanics 1947-1948 and 1950-1951; Member Masonic Order. Mem-
ber Chi Psi Fraternity. Representative in the General Assembly
of 1945, 1947, and 1949. Baptist; Superintendent Sunday School
since 1938. Married Miss Wilma Planzer, April 6, 1935. Address:
High Point, N. C.

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Robert Watson Dalrymple, Democrat, Representative from Lee
County, was born near Sanford, N. C, June 16, 1922. Son of
Thomas Clyde and Laura Eunice Dalrymple. Attended Broadway
High School; N. C. State College, B.S. Degree in Agricultural
Economics. Farmer. Member of Farm Bureau; American Legion;
Past Commander of Post No. 347 ; Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Member Board of Directors, Junior Chamber of Commerce at San-
ford; Member Board of Directors of Broadway Lions Club; Secre-
taiy, Young Democrats Club of Lee County. Mason. Sigma Chi
Fraternity. Entered Military service July 5, 1943, placed on in-
active duty Febiuary 27, 1947; First Lieut, in Marine Corps. Rep-
resentative in the General Assembly of 1949. Presbyterian;
Teacher in Bible Class of Sunday School. Address : R.F.D., Jones-
boro Heights Station, Sanford, N. C.


Johnnie Lee Dawkins, Democrat, Representative from Cumber-
land County was born in Troy, N. C, March 4, 1908. Son of Frank
Garrett and Margaret McDonald (Hamilton) Dawkins. Attended
Campbell College; Kings Business College. Lumberman. Member
State Hospitals Board of Control; Knights of Pythias; Moose
Club, Lodge No. 1339; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks,
Lodge No. 1081. Member, Board of Control of State Exchange
Club, 1946-1947; Treasurer, 1947-1948; Vice-President. 1948-1949;
President, 1949-1950. President of Fayetteville Exchange Club,
1944-1946. President of the Fayetteville Deacon's Club, 1947-1950.
Baptist; President, C. Parker Poole Bible Class, 1950-1951. Mar-
ried Miss Lucille Allen, December 30, 1933. Three sons: J. L., Jr.,
age 15, Edward, age 11, Robert, age 9. Address: 114 North King
Street, Fayetteville, N. C.


David P. Dellinger, Democrat, Representative from Gaston
County, was born in that county. Son of John C. and Barbara
(Glenn) Dellinger, a relative of the late Governor Robert B. Glenn.

Biographical Sketches 457

Attended the public schools and Sylvanus Erwin Normal Insti-
tute, Waco, N. C, 1893-1896; Rutherford College (Old), 1897-1899,
A.B. Degree; University of Noi'th Carolina Law School, 1900.
Licensed by the Supreme Court, September, 1900. Lawyer. Deliv-
ered Alumni Address, Rutherford College, commencement, 1912
and again in 1926. Mayor of Cherryville, 1901-1902, and 1933-
1935. City Attorney, 1900-1935. Clerk to Committee on Finance,
1909. Executive Vice-President Rhyne-Houser Manufacturing
Company; Local Counsel Seaboard Air Line Railway since 1913.
Representative in the General Assembly of the extra session, 1912
and regular sessions of 1913, 1925, 1937, 1943, 1945 and 1947.
Reading Clerk in House of Representatives, 1915, 1917, 1919, 1921,
1923, and 1927. Chairman, Committee on Insurance, 1925. Chair-
man, Committee on Propositions and Grievances, 1937. Masonic
Lodge life member; Royal Arch Mason; Knights Templar; Oasis
Temple Shrine; Scottish Rite; Thirty-third Degree Mason; Re-
ceived Thirty-third Degree in Masonry with Harry S. Truman as
active candidate; Inspector General Honorary; Past Chancellor
Commander, Knights of Pythias; D.O.K.K.; Junior Order United
American Mechanics; Improved Order of Red Men; Member all
Scottish Rite Bodies. Served Cherryville Masonic Lodge over
twenty-five years as Master; Past District Deputy Grand Master,
28th District. Past Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of
Arizona, twelve years. Baptist; Sunday School Superintendent
twenty years; Organizer and Clerk, Gaston County Baptist Asso-
ciation of fifty-nine churches and 21,000 members; Clerk of Asso-
ciation, twenty-five years. Married Miss Grace Abernethy of Ruth-
erford College in 1903. One daughter: Mrs. Howard Hamrick of
New Orleans, La. One grandchild. Address: Chei'ryville, N. C.


George W. Dill, Jr., Democrat, Representative from Carteret
County, was born in Morehead City, N. C, son of George W. and
Susan (Davis) Dill. Attended University of North Carolina, 1926,
Ph.G.; American Academy of Embalming 1935; Giaduate Em-
balmer. Funeral Director. Member N. C. Funeral Directors' Asso-
ciation; National Funeral Directors' Association; Morehead City
Rotary Club, President, 1949. Mayor of Morehead City since 1947.

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Member Ocean Lodge No. 405, Ancient Free and Accepted Ma-
sons; Sudan Temple; Morehead-Beaufort Lodge Benevolent and
Protective Order Elks. Methodist; Superintendent Intermediate
Department since 1948; Vice Chairman, Board of Stewards, 1951.
Married Miss Mary Leigh Sheep, October 19, 1940. Children:
Susan Elizabeth and George Leigh Dill. Address: 1104 Arendell
Street, Morehead City, N. C. ,


James Kemp Doughton, Democrat, Representative from Alle-
ghany County, v^^as born at Sparta, N. C, May 18, 1884. Son of
Rufus A. and Sue (Parks) Doughton. Attended Oak Ridge Insti-
tute and University of North Carolina. Farmer. Formerly bank
official; State and National Bank Examiner; Manager Richmond
Agency Reconstruction Finance Corporation; General Agent and
Chairman Board Farm Credit Administration, Baltimore. Repre-
sentative in General Assembly of 1949. Methodist. First marriage
to Miss Josephine Brown of Raleigh, N. C. Three children. Sec-
ond marriage to Miss Ivy G. Doughton of Laurel Springs. Ad-
dress: Sparta, N. C.


James Haralson Duncan, Democrat, Representative from Chero-
kee County, was born at Clayton, Georgia, August 10, 1914. Son
of Haralson Earl and Rachel (Justus) Duncan. Attended Rabun
County High School, Georgia, 1919-1930. Wholesale Dealer in Pe-
troleum Products. Member of Cherokee Lodge No. 146 Ancient
Free and Accepted Masons, Master, 1947 and 1948. Storekeeper
3rd Class, United States Naval Reserve; enlisted March 11, 1944,
discharged, August 8, 1945. Representative in the General Assem-
bly of 1949. Baptist. Married Miss Maude Virginia Burleson,
April 21, 1935. Children: Two sons. Address: Murphy, N. C.


Alonzo Clay Edwards, Democrat, Representative from Greene
County, was born at Hookerton, N. C, September 29, 1904. Son
of Dr. G. C. and Catherine (Herman) Edwards. Attended schools

Biographical Sketches 459

of Hookerton, 1910-1921; Trinity College, 1921-1924. Farmer.
Member Greene County Agricultural Adjustment Administration
Committee 1935-1940; Chairman, 1938-1940; North Carolina Farm
Bureau State Membership Chairman 1942-1948 and Member of
State Executive Committee 1937-1951. Representative from North
Carolina to the National Farm Bureau Convention 1938, 1945,
1946, 1947, 1948, and 1950; President North Carolina Farm Bu-
reau 1949-1950. Director, Peanut Growers Cooperative 1942-1951.
Director Coastal Plain Soil Conservation District 1942-1951; Presi-
dent, North Carolina Association of Soil Conservation District Su-
pervisors, 1946; Commissioner, Town of Hookerton 1931-1940
Chairman United War Fund for Greene County 1943, 1944, 1945
Mason: Jerusalem Lodge No. 95. A.F. & A.M., Knights Templar
Royal Arch Masons: Sudan Temple, A.A.O.N.M. Shrine; Junior
Order United American Mechanics; Trustee, Jr. 0. U. A. M. Chil-
dren's Home, Lexington, N. C, 1941-1951; State Councilor, 1944-
1945; National Representative, Jr. O.U.A.M., 1945-1949; B. P. O.
of Elks; Lambda Chi Alpha; State Board of Education 1943-1948;
Member N. C. Advisory Budget Commission, 1949-1950; Member
Board of Awards, 1949-1950; Representative in the General Assem-
bly of 1941, 1943, 1945, 1947, and 1949. Methodist; Steward,
1928-1951, Charge Lay Leader Hookerton Circuit, 1935-1951; Sun-
day School Superintendent, 1942-1951. Married Miss Bettie Hardy
Taylor, February 20, 1935. One son, Alonzo Clay Edwards, Jr.
Address : Hookerton, N. C.


Herman Vance Edwards, Democrat, Representative from Swain
County, was born in Asheville, N. C, December 11, 1919. Son of
McKinley and Annie Mae (Angel) Edwards. Attended Swain
County Public Schools, 1926-1937; Mars Hill Junior College, 1937-
1939; Law School of Wake Forest College, 1939-1941, 1944-1945,
LL.B. Degree, 1945. Lawyer. Member, Twentieth Judicial District
Bar Association, Secretary-Treasurer, 1947 to present; Member
N. C. State Bar. Member, Bryson City School Committee, 1949-
1950. Attorney for the Town of Bryson City. Government Appeal
Agent, North Carolina Local Board No. 88, August 19, 1948 to
present time. Member, American Legion; Commander, Post No.

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191, 1947. Served in the United States Navy, S/2c, 1943-1944.
Baptist. Married. One son: Herman Bruce Edwards. Address:
Bryson City, N. C.


William P. Elliott, Democrat, Representative from McDowell
County, was born in that County on October 17, 1900. Son of
Champ David and Mary (McCormick) Elliott. Manufacturer.
Member, Board of Marion City Schools, N. C. School for the Deaf
at Morganton, N. C. Textile School at Belmont, N. C. Sergeant,
State Guard, 1943-1945. Member Kiwanis Club. Presbyterian;
Elder. Married Miss Emma Hensley, August 10, 1918. Seven chil-
dren. Address: Box 568, Marion, N. C.


Robert Bruce Etheridge, Democrat, Representative from Dare
County, was born at Manteo, July 31, 1878. Son of Van Buren and
Matilda Etheridge. Attended public schools of Manteo and Atlan-
tic Collegiate Institute, Elizabeth City; A.B. Trinity College (now
Duke University) 1899. Cashier Bank of Manteo 1907-1933. Gen-
eral Insurance. Clerk Superior Court, Dare County; Superintend-
ent of Schools; Member State Executive Committee 1928-1950;
Postmaster, Manteo 1914-1922; County Chairman Democratic Ex-
ecutive Committee. State Senator from Second District 1907. Rep-
resentative in General Assembly 1903, 1905, 1929, 1931, and 1933.
Director Department of Conservation and Development 1933 to
May, 1949. Member New York World's Fair Commission. Chair-
man Ex-officio Cape Hatteras National Seashore Commission. Ma-
son, Treasurer Masonic Lodge twelve years; Junior Order; Wood-
m.en of America; Red Men; Kappa Sigma (college fraternity).
Married Miss Elizabeth Webb, April 22, 1908. Address: Man-
teo, N. C.


Bayard Thurman Falls, Jr., Democrat, Representative from
Cleveland County, was born at Shelby, N. C, September 14, 1911.

Edwards of Swain
Elliott of McDowell
Etheridge of Dare

Falls of Cleveland
Fields of Avery

Fisher of Cumberland

Fisher of Transylvania
Floyd of Robeson

Fountain of Edgecombe

Gentry of Ashe
Gobble of Forsyth
Goodman of Stanly

Greene of Hoke

Gregory of Harnett
Gudger of Buncombe

Hardison of Craven

Henderson of Mecklenburg
Hewlett of New Hanover

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Son of B. T. and Selma E. Falls. Attended Shelby Public Schools,
1917-1929; LL.B., Wake Forest College, 1939. Lawyer. Member
North Carolina State Bar. Gamma Eta Gamma, Law Fraternity.
President Shelby Junior Chamber of Commerce. Charter member
Shelby Lodge No. 1709 B.P.O.E. Representative in the General
Assembly of 1943 and 1949. Episcopalian. Married Miss Sara
Hines, Novefiiber 12, 1938. Two children: Betsy Falls, age 8,
Selma Falls, age 4. Address: Shelby, N. C.


Willard Raymon Fields, Republican, Representative from Avery
County, was born in Shell Creek, Tennessee, June 3, 1899. Son of
Jason A. and Nancy L. (Winters) Fields. Attended High Schools
of Elk Park, N. C. and Johnson City, Tenn., graduating in 1918;
State Teachers College, Johnson City, Tenn.; Catawba College,
Salisbury, N. C; Appalachian State Teachers College, Boone, N. C,
1938; post graduate work. University of North Carolina, 1942.
Avery County Accountant. Teacher in Public Schools of this State
for twenty-three years. Mason. Member Cranberry Lodge, No.
598, A.F. &A.M.; R. D. Keller Chapter No. 214, Royal Arch Ma-
sons, Elizabethton, Tenn.; Holston Council No. 101, Royal and
Select Masters; Past Patron, Order Eastern Star; Junior Order
United American Mechanics. County Chairman of American Red
Cross. Representative in the General Assembly of 1945 and 1947.
Latter Day Saint. Married Miss Minnie F. Estes, 1920. Four chil-
dren: Mrs. Beatrice Fields Greer, Willard R. Fields, Jr., killed in
North Africa, 1942, Tellis J. and Carrol Faye Fields. Address:
Elk Park, N. C.


Ralph Rudolph Fisher, Republican, Representative from Tran-
sylvania County, was born at Greenville, S. C, February 3, 1892.
Son of Dr. W. C. and Rhoda Emma (Walker) Fisher. Attended
Columbus Institute, 1903-1904; Furman Fitting School, Greenville,
S. C, 1909-1910; Mars Hill College, 1910-1914; Wake Forest Col-
lege, 1917. Lawyer. President, Brevard Chamber of Commerce,

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1941. Served in World War I, 1917-1919. Past Commander Munroe
Wilson Post 88, American Legion. Dept. Membership Chairmen,
1949-1950; Delegate to National Convention at Omaha, Neb., 1943.
Fifth Division Commander, 1949-1950. Noble Grande in Odd Fel-
lows; Council Commander, Woodmen of the World. Chairman, Re-
publican County Executive Committee; Delegate to Republican
National Convention at Philadelphia, 1940. Representative in Gen-
eral Assembly, Regular Session, 1921; Special Session, 1922;
Regular Session, 1945 and 1949. Member of First Baptist Church,
Brevard. Married Miss Thelma Richardson, of Marion, Va., Jan-
uary 31, 1923. Address: Brevard, N. C.


Troy Ancil Fisher, Representative from Cumberland County,
was born in Cumberland County, December 12, 1909. Son of W. L.
and Rosa Belle (Allen) Fisher. Attended Cedar Creek School and
Stedman High School, 1916-1928. Farmer. Member of North Caro-
lina Farm Bureau; President of Cumberland County Farm Bu-
reau; Member of Board of Directors North Carolina Farm Bu-
reau; A. A. A. Committeeman, 1940-1948. Member of Woodmen
of the World. Representative in the General Assembly of 1949.
Baptist; Member of Board of Trustees since 1946. Married Miss
Bertha Miller, January 21, 1940. Four daughters: Nancy Rose
Fisher, age 10; Mary Ancil Fisher, age 7; Helen Troy Fisher, age
5; Bertha Sue Fisher, age 3; one son, William L. Fisher, age 2.
Address: Route 5, Fayetteville, N. C.


Francis Wayland Floyd, Democrat, Representative from Robeson
County, was born at Lumberton, N. C, May 23, 1904. Son of Fran-
cis A, and Nora Mae (Lewis) Floyd. Attended Fairmont High
School, 1918-1922; Wake Forest College; Wake Forest Law School.
Attorney at Law and farmer. Member of N. C. State Bar; Ninth
Judicial District Bar Association; Robeson County Bar Associa-
tion. Solicitor, Robeson County Recorder's Court, 1936-1940 and
1944-1948. Member Fairmont Civitan Club, Past President; Past

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Lieut. Governor of N. C. District Civitan International; W. O. W. ;
Mason, Fairmont Lodge, No. 528, A. F. & A. M.; Scottish Rite Ma-
son; Sudan Temple, A. A. 0. N. M. Shrine. Lt., Infantry, N. C.
SG; Past President of Fairmont Merchants' Association. Attorney
foi Town of Fairmont, 1936-1946. Representative in General
Assembly in 1949. Baptist. Married Miss Meddie Thompson, July

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