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5, 1926. Two sons: Robert Francis Floyd, and Edwin Oliver Floyd.
Address: Fairmont, N. C.

BEN.JAMIN EAGLES FOUNTAIN

Benjamin Eagles Fountain, Democrat, Representative from
Edgecombe County, was born in that county, January 17, 1897.
Son of Almon L. and Louisa (Eagles) Fountain. Attended Edge-
combe County Schools; Tarboro High School; John Graham Pre-
paratory School, Warrenton, 1915-1917; University North Caro-
lina, 1917-1918; Law School, 1921-1923. Lawyer, farmer, realtor.
Member Rocky Mount and N. C. Bar Associations. Member Board
of Trustees, Rocky Mount City Schools, 1934 to 1947; Trustee of
Greater University of N. C; Government Appeal Agent, Local
Draft Board No. 2, Edgecombe County, 1940-1942. Served in U. S.
Navy, 1918; member American Legion; Commander Coleman Pitt
Post, 1927-1928. Presbyterian; Deacon since 1937; Chairman Board
of Deacons 1941-1942. Representative in the General Assembly of
1943, 1945, 1947, and 1949. Married Miss Emmie Jane Green of
Fountain Inn, S. C, June 14, 1928. Children: Benjamin Eagles,
Jr., Arthur Green and Jane Bryson. Address: Rocky Mount, N. C.

' TODD H. GENTRY

Todd H. Gentry, Democrat, Representative from Ashe County,
was born in Ashe County, April 23, 1912. Son of J. B. and Leora
(Trivett) Gentry. Graduated from West Jefferson High School,
1932; attended Lees McRae College. Secretary-Treasurer of Oak
Flooring Company, Inc., West Jefferson, N. C. Member of Ashe
County Chamber of Commerce. Elk. Mason. Shriner. Vice-Presi-
dent of Jefferson Rotary Club. Representative in the General
Assembly of 1949. Chairman of the Ashe County Democratic Exec-



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utive Committee. Methodist; Steward, Charge Lay Leader. Mar-
ried Nina Houck September 1, 1934. Children: Tony, Diane and
Sara. Address: West Jefferson, N. C.

FLEETUS LEE GOBBLE

Fleetus Lee Gobble, Democrat, Representative from Forsyth
County, was born in Davidson County, N. C, January 1, 1891. Son
of John H. and Frances (Foster) Gobble. Attended Public Schools
Davidson County 1897-1910. Entered Atlanta Barber College Janu-
ary 2, 1911 and completed course. Barber. Barber and Beauty
School Operator. Member Associated Master Barbers of America;
President State Association Master Barbers 1934-1935. Member
Educational and Legislative Committee since 1935. Member Wil-
son Democratic Club. Member of Chamber of Commei'ce. Member
House of Representatives 1941, 1943, 1945, and 1949. Methodist.
Treasurer 1926-1928; President Men's Bible Class 1925-1926;
Board of Stewards 1925-1932. Married Miss Blanche Evans. Three
children: Juanita, Dr. Fleetus L., Jr., and James F. Address:
Route 4, Winston-Salem, N. C.

SPENCER BROWN GOODMAN

Spencer Brown Goodman, Republican, Representative from Stan-
ly County, was born in Richfield, N. C, October 22, 1917. Son of
L. Q. and Nora (Brown) Goodman. Attended Davidson College,
B.S. Degree, 1938. Farmer and businessman. Captain in the
Armed Forces, January, 1942 to February, 1946. Now Major ORC
with 318 TC Trk Bn., Albemarle, N. C. Methodist. Steward, Rich-
field Methodist Church. Married Miss Sara Moss Goodman, No-
vember 30, 1939. One daughter: Vicky Brown Goodman. Address:
Richfield, N. C.

HARRY ALEXANDER GREENE

Harry Alexander Greene, Democrat, Representative from Hoke
County, was born in Rock Hill, S. C, March 11, 1898. Son of
James Alfred, Sr., and Mabel (Andrews) Greene. Fertilizer and



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cotton dealer. Coroner, Hoke County, 1945-1946. Thirty-second
Degree Mason; Shriner, Sudan Temple. Trustee, Greater Univer-
sity of North Carolina, 1949 to present. Member, North Carolina
Wildlife Resources Commission, 1947-1950. Sergeant, 1917-1919 in
the Army of the U. S.; First Lt., N .C. National Guard, 1923-1929.
Representative in the General Assembly of 1947 and 1949. Presby-
terian, Deacon, 1942 to present. Married Miss Hazel Hatsell, Au-
gust 14, 1937. Tvi^o children: Frances Ward Greene and James
Worthy Greene. Address: Raeford, N. C.

CARSON GREGORY

Carson Gregory, Democrat, Representative from Harnett Coun-
ty, was born in that County, August 11, 1911. Son of Alex and
Carra (Parrish) Gregory. Attended Campbell College, one year.
Farmer and dairyman. County Commissioner of Harnett County
from December, 1948 to December, 1950. Member, Woodmen of the
World, J. 0. U. A. M. Mason. Married Miss Blanche Williams,
November 4, 1939. Three children: Carson Gregory, Jr.; Joe
Gregory; Frances Gregory. Address, Rt. 2, Angier, N. C.

LAMAR GUDGER

Lamar Gudger, Democrat, Representative from Buncombe Coun-
ty, was born in Asheville, N. C, April 30, 1919. Son of Vonno L.
and Elizabeth (Wilson) Gudger. Attended Asheville City Schools;
University of North Carolina, A.B., 1940; University of North
Carolina Law School, LL.B., 1942. Attorney at Law. Member,
American Bar Association; N. C. State Bar; Buncombe County
Bar Association. Associate Editor in Chief, N. C. Law Review,
University of North Carolina. U. S. Commissioner, Western Dis-
trict of North Carolina. Member, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity;
Asheville Civitan Club. Captain, U. S. Army Air Force; active
duty, September, 1942 to September, 1945; Navigator 8th Air
Force, flying thirty missions. Methodist; Member Board of Stew-
ards, 1947-1950. Married Miss Eugenia Reid of Dobson, N. C,
October 25, 1947. Address: Beverly Apartments, Asheville, N. C,



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BURL GARLAND HARBISON

Burl Garland Hardison, Democrat, Representative from Craven
County, was born in that County, November 14, 1901. Son of L. H.
and Debbie (Herring) Hardison. Attended Craven County Schools.
Farmer and Merchant. Member Craven County Democratic Execu-
tive Committee, 1928-1938. State Gasoline Inspector, 1937-1943.
Representative from Craven County in the General Assembly of
1945, 1947, and 1949. Mason. Member, Ionic Lodge No. 583; Sudan
Temple, A.A.O.N. Mystic Shrine at New Bern, N. C. Member,
Christian Church; Deacon. Married Miss Lillie Franks Hardison,
January 22, 1922. Two children: Burl D. Hardison and Fannie
Louise Hardison Duncan. Address: New Bern, N. C, Route 2.



DAVID H. HENDERSON

David H. Henderson, Democrat, Representative from Mecklen-
burg County, was born in New Bern, N. C, October 31, 1914. Son
of D. E. and Mattie Jane (Jenkins) Henderson. Attended Central
High School, Class 1931; Duke University, A.B. Degree; Duke
University Law School, LL.B. Degree, 1937. Attorney at Law.
Member North Carolina and Mecklenburg Bar Associations. Assist-
ant Solicitor Mecklenburg County Recorder's Court, 1940-1941.
Member Woodmen of the World, Consul Commander Hornet's Nest
Post, 1940. Member, Charlotte Junior Chamber of Commerce,
President, 1939; American Legion, First Commander Independ-
ence Post, 1947. Inducted at Fort Bragg as Private, 1941; dis-
charged as Major, Air Force, October, 1945. Methodist; Teacher,
Young People's Department. Married Miss Maxine Elizabeth
Pusey, September 12, 1942. Three children: Shepard Henderson,
age 7; Anne Henderson, age 3; David Lawrence Henderson, age
3 months. Address: 223 Law Building, Charlotte, N. C.



ADDISON HEWLETT, JR.

Addison Hewlett, Jr., Democrat, Representative from New Han-
over County, was born at Masonboro Sound, Wilmington, N. C,
May 4, 1912. Son of Addison, Sr. and Ethel (Herring) Hewlett.
Attended Masonboro Elementary School, 1918-1924; New Hanover



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High School, Wihiiington, 1924-1929; Wake Forest College, B.S.,
1933; Wake Forest Law School, 1933-1934. Attorney at Law. Mem-
ber, New Hanover County Bar Association; President, 1948; North
Carolina Bar Association. Member, Improved Order of Red Men,
Sachem of Cherokee Tribe No. 5, 1937; Wilmington Civitan Club,
President, 1941 ; American Legion, Commander of Wilmington
Post No. 10, 1948. Trustee of Wake Forest College, 1950. Entered
Army as private, June 12, 1942; separated as Captain, March 11,
1946. Baptist. Married Miss Annie Crockett Williams, June 19,
1939. One son: Theodore Herring Hewlett. Address: 12 Borden
Avenue, Wilmington, N. C.

CARROLL RANSOM HOLMES

Carroll Ransom Holmes, Democrat, Representative from Perqui-
mans County, was born in Benson, N. C, August 6, 1902. Son of
John William and Emily Wilmouth (Britt) Holmes. Attended Fork
Union Military Academy, 1921-1922; Wake Forest College, B.S.,
Civics, 1926; University of North Carolina Law School, 1926-1928.
Attorney at Law. Member, N. C. State Bar. Prosecuting Attor-
ney, Perquimans County Recorder's Court, 1943-1944. Member,
Perquimans Lodge, A. F. & A. M. No. 106, Jr. and Sr. Warden and
Secretary; York Rite Masonic Bodies, Elizabeth City, N. C. Bap-
tist; Chairman, Board of Deacons, 1949, 1950, 1951. Married Miss
Hannah Mae Fleetwood, June 12, 1929. One daughter, Catherine
Anne; one son, John W., IIL Address: Hertford, N. C.

BENJAMIN ALEXANDER HORNE

Benjamin Alexander Home, Democrat, Representative from
Union County, was born in Monroe, N. C, September 8, 1903. Son
of Benjamin Alexander, Sr. and Mamie (Flake) Home. Attended
public schools Union County 1910-1918; The Bairds School for
Boys, Charlotte, N. C, 1919-1922; North Carolina State College,
1922-1926, B.S. Degree, 1926. Farmer. Member, Farm Bureau of
North Carolina, Union County, Vice-President. Delegate to the
National Convention of the Farm Bureau. Member, The Execu-
tives Club of Monroe, Director, 1949 and 1950; The Lions Club of



Holmes of Perquimans

Home of Union
Horton of Burke



Ireland of Yadkin

Johnson of Currituck
Kilpatrick of Pitt



King of Forsyth

Kirkman of Guilford
Kiser of Laurinburg



Lassiter of Mecklenburg
Leinbach of Catawba
Little of Alexander



Little of Anson
Long of Alamance
Love of Buncombe



Maddrey of Hertford
Marshall of Stokes
Massey of Graham




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Monroe, Vice-President, 1949-1950. Member, Board of Supervisors
for tlie Brown Creek Soil Conservation District for past three
years. Member of the Shiloh Public School Committee since 1943.
First Lieutenant, Officers' Reserve Corps, 1926-1942. Baptist. Ad-
dress: Rt. 6, Monroe, N. C.



OSSIE LEE HORTON

Ossie Lee Horton, Democrat, Representative from Burke County,
was born in Chatham County, N. C, December 15, 1900. Son of
Willis G. and Nettie Bernice (Watts) Horton. Attended Bonlee
High School 1918-1922; Wake Forest College, 1922-1926вАФ LL.B.
Degi-ee. Lawyer. Member Burke County Bar Association and
N. C. State Bar. Attorney for the Town of Valdese 1948-1949.
Member Morganton Lions Club since 1929, Past President, Lieu-
tenant-Governor Clubs West, 1933-1934. Member Catawba Valley
Masonic Lodge, Past Master. Member, Chamber of Commerce. So-
licitor Burke County Criminal Court, 1930-1933; Judge 1937-1940;
Chairman Burke County Board of Elections 1934-1937. 1940-1944;
County Attorney, 1940-1945. Senator from the Twenty-eighth Sen-
atorial District in the General Assembly of 1945. Representative
in the General Assembly of 1949. Methodist. Married Miss Mozelle
Kibler, June 14, 1930. Address: Morganton, N. C.



WILLIAM NELSON IRELAND

William Nelson Ireland, Republican, Representative from Yad-
kin County, was born in Hamptonville, N. C, November 25, 1905.
Son of William Nehemiah and Mary (Johnson) Ireland. Attended
Hamptonville Public School, 1912-1920; Mountain Park High
School, 1921-1924; Duke University, 1929, B.A. Degree. Insurance
Agency. Member, United Club of the United Benefit Life Insur-
ance Company, 1946; Member, 400 Club of the Mutual Benefit,
Health and Accident Association, 1948. Mason. Baptist; Clerk of
the Yadkin Baptist Association, 1935; Vice-Moderator, 1950, 1951.
Married Miss Jessie Brandon, 1931. One child: Barbara Ann Ire-
land. Address: Hamptonville, N. C,



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EDWIN R. JOHNSON

Edwin R. Johnson, Democrat, Representative from Currituck
County, was born near Currituck Court House, September 10, 1868.
Son of Silas P. and Carolina (Coulter) Johnson. Attended public
school and Atlantic Collegiate Institute of Elizabeth City. Mer-
chant. Chairman County Democratic Executive Committee, 1893-
1937. Member State Senate, 1909, 1917; Representative in the
General Assemblies of 1919, 1921, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1931, 1937,
and 1949. Chairman Board of County Commissioners, 1907-1909;
former Chairman Board of Education. Food Administrator for
Currituck County during World War I. Chairman Highway Com-
mission, 1923-1924; Chairman Game Commission, 1923-1924. Mar-
ried Mrs. Genevieve Holloman, 1910. Address : Curi-ituck, N. C.



FRANK MARION KILPATRICK

Frank Marion Kilpatrick, Democrat, Representative from Pitt
County, was born in Grifton, North Carolina, 1891. Son of Frank
Marion and Emma (Wilson) Kilpatrick. Attended public school
in Grifton until 1908; Johnson Bible College, Knoxville, Tennessee
1909-1910; Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1911-1912;
Graduate of Southern Shoi'thand and Business College of Virginia,
1913. Farmer and Realtor. Served on Pitt County A. A. A. Com-
mittee for about ten years. Past president of Pitt County Farm
Bureau ; Member of Pitt County Executive Committee since 1936.
Member of Ayden Rotary Club since 1930; President of Rotary
Club 1940; Elected Delegate to Rotary International, Havana,
Cuba in 1940. Counselor of Junior Order; Thirty-second Degree
Mason; Member of Ayden Lodge No. 498, A. F. & A. M.; Member
of New Bern Consistory No. 3; Scottish Rite Masonry; Sudan
Temple, A. A. 0. N. Mystic Shrine, New Bern, North Carolina.
Charter member of Pitt County Executive Club; Member of Pitt
County Highway Commission for several years prior to the time
the State took it over; Member of Board of County Commissioners
1936-1940; Member of Town Aldermen of Ayden 1940-1946; Mem-
ber of Pitt County Democratic Executive Committee since 1936;
Member of State Board of Control of Mental Institutions; Member



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of Alcoholic Re-habilitation. Member of State Board for extending:
fire protection to rural sections. Representative in the General
Assembly 1947 and 1949. Member of Ayden Christian Church;
Deacon for about 15 years. Married Miss Irma Cannon, Decem-
ber 25, 1923. Two children: Frank Kilpatrick, Jr., Ayden, N. C,
and Mrs. R. O. Creech, Jr., La Grangfe, N. C. Address: Ayden,
N. C.



JOSEPH WALLACE KING

Joseph Wallace King, Democrat, Representative from Forsyth
County, was born in Henry County, Va., May 11, 1912. Son of
Joseph Wallace and Annie Gordon (Staples) King. Attended Rey-
nolds High School, 1928-1932; Corcoran School of Art, Washing-
ton, D. C. Portrait Painter. Member Chamber of Commerce.
Author of "Blood, Thunder N' Kathryn" (Musical Folklore). Bap-
tist; Chairman of Recreation Committee, First Baptist Church.
Married Miss Earline Heath, March 4, 1930. Address: 2708 Robin
Hood Road, Winston-Salem, N. C.

OSCAR ARTHUR KIRKMAN

Oscar Arthur Kirkman, Democrat, Representative from Guil-
ford County, was born in High Point, N. C, April 16, 1900. Son
of Oscar Arthur, Sr., and Lulu Blanche (Hammer) Kirkman.
Attended Public Schools of High Point, graduating in 1918; Uni-
versity of Virginia, B.S., 1923; University of Virginia, M.S., 1924;
one year of law at the University of Virginia, 1924-1925; two
years of law, Oxford University (England) 1926-1928. Admitted
to North Carolina Bar, 1929. Executive Vice-President and Gen-
eral Manager High Point, Thomasville & Denton Railroad Com-
pany of High Point, N. C. President, Atlantic B. and L. Associa-
tion, High Point, since 1937; Director Southern Furniture Expo-
sition Building, High Point; Regional Vice-President and Direc-
tor, American Short Line Railroad Association, Washington, D. C,
since 1930. Member Board of School Commissioners. High Point,
1932-1939; Guilford County Board of Public Welfare, 1938-1939;
Board of Trustees of Winston-Salem Teachers College, three terms.
Mayor, City of High Point, 1939-1943; Councilman, 1945-Decem-



Biographical Sketches 473

ber 27, 1948. Federal Operating Manager, railroads of Puerto Rico
on special assignment from the Office of Emergency Management,
1943-1944. Teacher of Spanish, three years University of Vir-
ginia ; Business Law, High Point College, one year. Member of
Elks; Masons; Woodmen of the World; Royal Arcanum; Private
U. S. Army, 1918; American Legion, Adjutant in the 20's; Alpha
Kappa Psi Fraternity. National President, Alpha Kappa Psi,
(Commerce and Business Administration Fraternity), Indianap-
olis, Indiana, 1929-1933; Representative in the General Assembly
of 1949. Methodist; Member of Board of Stewards, 1929-1947.
Married Miss Katharine Morgan of Salisbury, N. C, March 10,
1933. Children: Larkin, age 13; Caroline, age 11; John, age 9;
Susan, age 2y2 years. Address: 501 West High Street, High
Point, N. C.



ROGER CLINTON RISER

Roger Clinton Kiser, Democrat, Representative from Scotland
County, was born in Yadkin Township, Stokes County, August 30,
1894. Son of Edwin Kiser and Amy Florence (Butner) Kiser. At-
tended public and private schools in Stokes County; Piedmont
High School, Cleveland County; Guilford College; University of
North Carolina; Teachers College of Columbia University. Teacher
or principal for twenty years in North Carolina Schools. Fai-mer.
Member Scotland County Farmers' Club, Aberdeen Tobacco Board
of Trade, American Farm Bureau Federation, Rotary Interna-
tional, American Legion. Organized and commanded Company "H"
5th Development Battalion, Camp McArthur, Waco, Texas, World
War I. Mason. Representative in the General Assembly of 1949.
Member Christian Church. Married Miss Gertrude Margaret Be-
dell, Ridgewood, N. J., August 14, 1926. Two children: Dorothy
May Kiser, student, Guilford College; Edwin Marten Kiser. Ad-
dress: 318 Vance St., Laurinburg, N. C.

ROBERT LASSITER, JR.

Robert Lassiter, Jr., Democrat, Representative from Mecklen-
burg County, was born at Charlotte, N. C, January 30, 1912. Son
of Robert and Daisy (Hanes) Lassiter. Attended Woodberry For-



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est, 1925-1930; Yale University, A.B., 1934; Harvard Law School,
LL.B., 1938. Attorney. Lieutenant Commander, United States
Navy, 1941-1945. Psi Upsilon Fraternity. Representative in the
General Assembly of 1949. Methodist. Married Miss Elizabeth
Fitton, 1943. One daughter. Address: 401 Johnston Building,
Charlotte, N. C.

ROY EZRA LEINBACH, JR.

Roy Ezra Leinbach, Jr., Republican, Representative from Ca-
tawba County, was born in Landisburg, Pennsylvania, July 13,
1909. Son of Roy E. and Mary Catherine (Nessly) Leinbach. At-
tended Elm Street School, High Point, N. C, 1916-1920; Carlisle
High School, Carlisle, Pa., 1921-1926; Wyoming Seminary, Kin-
ston. Pa., 1927-1928; Catawba College, 1933, B.S.; Theological
Seminary, Lancaster, Pa., 1936, B.D. Minister. Member of The
Newton-Conover Ministerial Association; The Western Ministerial
Association of the Southern Synod of the Evangelical and Re-
formed Church. Mason, Masonic Lodge No. 248, Newton, N. C;
Scottish Rite, Oasis Temple, Charlotte, N. C; Shriner. Junior
Deacon, 1950, Trustee, 1950-1952 of Catawba Lodge No. 248. Mem-
ber of Kiwanis Club, Past President and Lieut. Gov. of Division
Two; Vice-President of Catawba County Red Cross Chapter;
Chairman of Newton Recreation Commission; President, Catawba
College Alumni Association; Member of Executive Board of Pied-
mont Council of Boy Scouts of America; Member of Catawba Val-
ley Executive Club. Member of The Evangelical and Reformed
Church. Married Miss Alma Bernice Wagoner, September 8, 1943.
Children: Linda Ann, age six; Nancy Kay, age five; Roy William,
age three. Address: Box 66, Newton, N. C.

EARL FRITZ LITTLE

Earl Fritz Little, Democrat, Representative from Alexander
County, was born at Waynesville, N. C, August 27, 1918. Son of
Earl C. and Maggie (Nichols) Little. Attended Leicester High
School, 1932-1936; Biltmore College, Asheville, N. C. Farmer.
Member Rotary Club. Served in the armed forces, June 13, 1941
to September 31, 1945 as Sergeant. Married April 14, 1950 to
Miss Sarah V. Chapman. Methodist. Address: Taylorsville, N. C.



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HAL W. LITTLE



Hal W. Little, Democrat, Representative from Anson County,
was born at Wadesboro, N. C, August 11, 1905. Son of Henry W.
and Effie (Allen) Little. Attended Wadesboro High School and
Duke University. Merchant and farmer. Member and President
of Rotary Club; Member and President of Anson Executive Club;
Woodmen of the World. Anson County Commissioner. Captain,
United States Army, July 11, 1942 to January 16, 1946. Repre-
sentative in the General Assembly of 1949. Methodist; Chairman
Board of Stewards. Married Miss Mary Louise Robbins, June 9,
1944. Two children: Dora Anne Little and Henry Wall Little, IIL
Address: Wadesboro, N. C.



GEORGE ATTMORE LONG

George Attmore Long, Democrat, Representative from Alamance
County, was boin in Graham, North Carolina, March 10, 1911. Son
of J. Dolph and Hannah (Attmore) Long. Attended Graham Pub-
lic Schools, 1919-1926. A.B. Degree, University of North Carolina,
1930; LL.B. Degree, 1932. Attorney at Law. Member American
Bar Association; North Carolina Bar Association; North Carolina
State Bar; President, Alamance Bar Association; Chairman, Bur-
lington Planning Board. Solicitor, Alamance General County
Court, 1943-1946; Judge, 1948-1950. Member Phi Beta Kappa Fra-
ternity. Episcopalian; Vestryman. Married Miss Helen Brooks,
October 16, 1937. Children: James Eugene Long, Hannah Eliza-
beth LonT, and Julia Margaret Long. Address: 1113 West Davis
Street, Burlington, N. C.



CLAUDE L. LOVE

Claude L. Love, Democrat, Representative from Buncombe Coun-
ty, was born in Hayesville, N. C, August 25, 1896. Son of George
T. and Icie (Fain) Love. Attended Hayesville High School;
Young Harris Junior College (Ga.) ; University of North Caro-
lina; Asheville Teachers College; Asheville University of Law
School. High School teacher and principal for ten years. Lawyer.
Admitted to N, C. Bar in 1924; engaged in general practice of law



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in Asheville since 1925; Operator of private law school since 1926.
Member Buncombe County Bar Association, President, 1946. Mem-
ber Nineteenth District Bar, Vice President since 1947. Corpora-
tion Counsel, Town of Weaverville, 1928-1935; Attorney for The
Board of Education of Buncombe County since 1935. Member Bun-
combe County Board of Education, 1930-1933. Mason; Past Mas-
ter Blackmer Lodge (Weaverville) ; Thirty-second Degree Scottish
Rite, Past Venerable Master Asheville Sottish Rite Bodies; Knight
Commander of the Court of Honor. Methodist; Chairman Board
of Stewards and Board of Trustees, Central Methodist Church;
Teacher of Mens' Bible Class. Married Miss Saide Lee Odom, 1918.
Children: Claude L., Jr., killed in action as a pilot in the Royal
Canadian Air Force, 1942, buried at Noirmoutier, France; LeRoy,
now a law studest at the University of Southern California; a
daughter, Mrs. Bruce A. Elmore. Address: Jackson Building,
Asheville, N. C.

CHARLES GORDON MADDREY

Charles Gordon Maddrey, Democrat, Representative from Hert-
fort County, was born at Seaboard, N. C, November 9, 1904. Son
of J. T. and Rowena Milner (Stephenson) Maddrey. Attended
Seaboard High School, 1911-1922; Wake Forest College, A.B. De-
gree, 1926; University of North Carolina, several summers.
Farmer and merchant. Herford County Farm Bureau-past presi-
dent. Member of Rotary Club; Chamber of Commerce; Past Presi-
dent Scotland Neck Kiwanis Club; Beechwood Country Club;
Executive Member East Carolina Council BSA. Mason. Represen-
tative in the General Assembly of 1949. Baptist. Teacher of
Young Men's Bible Class. Married Miss Mabel Claire Hoggard,
December 26, 1931. Two sons: Charles Hoggard Maddrey, 14,
Joseph Gordon Maddrey, 9. Address: 421 W. Church Street,
Ahoskie, N. C,

WILLIAM FLYNT MARSHALL, JR.

William Flynt Marshall, Jr., Democrat, Representative from
Stokes County, was born in Winston-Salem, N. C, March 3, 1925.
Son of William Flynt and Iva Lee (Isaacs) Marshall. Attended



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Walnut Cove High School, 1938-1942; Riverside Military Academy,
1942-1943; University of North Carolina, B.S. degree, 1950.
Lumberman. Member Kappa Sigina; Walnut Cove Rotary Club.
Served in U. S. Navy, 1943-1946. Baptist. Married Miss Helen L.
Cantrell, June 25, 1949. Address: Box 125, Walnut Cove, N. C.

DENNIS ALEXANDRA MASSEY

Dennis Alexandra Massey, Democrat, Representative from
Graham County, was born at Cove Creek, Haywood County, Jan-
uary 5, 1896. Son of Princess Vaughan and Lucinda (Owens)
Massey. Attended Waynesville High School. Barber. Represen-



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