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1946-1950. Montgomery County Commissioner, 1938-1942. Mason.
Methodist. Married Miss Hannah Fry, December 28, 1926. Chil-
dren: Joanna Steed, age 16 and Joe D. Steed, Jr., age 13. Address:
Candor, N. C.

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Paul Glenn Stoner, Democrat, Representative from Davidson
County, was born in that County. Son of Oscar Lee and the late
Frankie (Harris) Stoner. Attended Southmont High School, 1921-
1922; Southern Industrial Institute, 1922-1923; Mt. Pleasant Col-
legiate Institute, 1923-1926; Duke University, 1926-1928; Duke
Law School, LL.B., 1931. Attorney at Law. Member Lexington
Bar Association; Davidson County Bar Association; North Caro-
lina Bar Association; American Bar Association. Davidson County
Attorney, 1932-1933; Solicitor, Davidson County Court, 1938-1942;
Judge, 1942-1943. Mason. Shriner. PFC U. S. Army. Methodist;
Steward. Married Miss Ruth Bright, 1931. Children: Betsy Bright
Stoner; Paul Glenn Stoner, Jr.; Frank Lee Stoner. Address: 512
Fairview Drive, Lexington, N. C.


Russell A. Swindell, Democrat, Representative from Hyde
County, was born in Swan Quarter, May 14, 1916. Son of John
Harold, Sr. and Mary (Atkinson) Swindell. Attended Swan
Quarter High School, 1932-1935; Louisburg College, 1938. Farmer,
Mason. Private in the U. S. Army, 1945. Methodist: Steward
since 1945. Married Miss Martha Easterling, December 1, 1939.
Three children: Sandra Sue; Mary Anne; Albin B. Address:
Swan Quarter, N. C.


Roy Arthur Taylor, Democrat, Representative from Buncombe
County, was born in Vader, Washington, January 31, 1910. Son
of Arthur A. and Lola (Morgan) Taylor. Attended Candler Ele-
mentary School, 1916-1923; Candler High School, 1923-1927; Bilt-
more College, Asheville, N. C, 1927 to June, 1929; Maryville Col-
lege, Maryville, Tenn., September, 1929 to June, 1931, A.B. De-
gree; Asheville University Law School, January, 1934 to Janu-
ary, 1936. Lavi^er. Admitted to Bar, January, 1936. Member of
Buncombe County Bar Association; North Caiolina State Bar.
Member of Junior Order United American Mechanics, District

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Deputy State Governor, 1940 and 1941 ; Lions Club, President
Black Mountain Lions Club, 1943; Zone Chairman, 1949; Deputy
District Governor, 1950; President Black Mountain Chamber of
Commei'ce, 1947; Member of Board of Trustees of Asheville-Bilt-
more College at present; Member of Board of Directors, Buncombe
County Community Chest at present; Chairman of Health Com-
mittee. County Attorney for Buncombe County, 1949 to present.
Member Board of Trustees of National Association of County and
Prosecuting Attorneys. Representative in the General Assembly
of 1947 and 1949. Member United States Naval Reserve, Nov-
ember 1943 to March 1946, discharged with rank of Lieutenant;
served as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of LST and
participated in invasions on Luzon and at Okinawa. Baptist; Sun-
day School Superintendent, 1935-1943; Deacon from 1937 to date.
Married Miss Evelyn Reeves, May 8, 1932. Two children: Alan F.
Taylor, age 9; Toni R. Taylor, age 8. Address: Black Mountain,
N. C. , •


William Woodruff Taylor, Jr., Democrat, Representative from
Warren County, was born in Warrenton, N. C, April 1, 1912.
Son cf Dr. W. W. and Elizabeth (Poindexter) Taylor. Attended
John Graham High School, Warrenton, 1924-1928; Davidson Col-
lege, 1928-1929; University of North Carolina, 1929-1930; Wake
Forest College Law School, 1931-1933. Lawyer. Member, N. C.
Bar Association; N. C. State Bar; Warrenton Chamber of Com-
merce; Kappa Alpha fraternity; American Legion; Warrenton
Rotary Club, President, 1947-1948. Solicitor, Warren County Re-
corder's Court, 1942-1949; Attorney for Town of Warrenton, 1941-
1943, 1947-1949; County Attorney for Warren County. Entered
Army of U. S. as volunteer January 20, 1943, honorably dis-
charged Octobei' 8, 1943 holding rank of corporal. Episcopalian;
Vestryman, 1944-1947, 1949-1952; Senior Warden. Married Miss
Ida Satterfield Winstead, April 12, 1941. One son: William Wood-
ruff Taylor III, born July 30, 1944. Address: Warrenton, N. C.

Biographical Sketches 493


John E. Tew, Republican, Representative from Sampson County,
was bom in Clinton, N. C, September 22, 1887. Son of Daniel W.
and Francis J. (Parker) Tew. Attended Salemburg High School,
1905 and 1906. Farmer. Free Will Baptist; Recording Secretary
of the Cape Fear Conference, 1923-1937; Editor of the Free Will
Baptist Herald, (The official organ of the Cape Fear and Wil-
mington Conferences of the Free Will Baptist Church), 1925-1939,
Address: Rt. 1, Clinton, N. C.


Thomas Turner, Democrat, Representative from Guilford
County, was born in that county, October 3, 1900. Son of Henry
Catlett Turner, of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, and Elizabeth Little
(Dowd) Turner, of Mecklenburg County; grandson of Col. Thomas
Turner, member of Congress from Kentucky. A. B., University of
North Carolina, 1923; University Law School, 1923-1924. Lawyer.
Member North Carolina, Greensboro, and American Bar Associa-
tions. Vice Chairman Guilford County Democratic Executive Com-
mittee, 1927-1929. Sigma Alpha Epsilon, College Fraternity.
Member, Elk's Lodge; Knights of Pythias, Cone Lodge No. 158;
Veterans of Foreign Wars ; American Legion ; Disable American
Veterans; Amvets; Society of Forty and Eight; served 32 months
overseas. World War II, with 82nd A B division. Fifth Infantry
Division and 28th Infantry Division; five battle stars. Awarded
Croix de Guerre with palm and Croix de Guerre of Luxembourg.
After hostilities. Commanding Officer of Military Government for
district of Hanau, one of largest industrial areas in American
occupation zone, Lieutenant-Colonel; Reserve Officer; Reserve Of-
ficers Association, Lt. Colonel, USRC-JAGC. Representative in the
General Assembly of 1931, 1933, and 1943. Episcopalian. Vestry-
man; Secretary Parish. Married Miss Elizabeth Nolan, of Mari-
etta, Georgia, October 28, 1925. Three childi'en: Thomas Turner,
III, Marion Nolan Turner, and Henry Catlett Turner. Address:
Greensboro, N. C.

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John Wesley Umstead, Jr., Democrat, Representative from
Orange County, was born in Mangum Township, Durham County,
April 7, 1889. Son of John Wesley and Lula (Lunsford) Umstead.
Attended Public Schools of Durham County. Entered University
of North Carolina in September, 1905 and graduated with the
Class of 1909. Director, General Alumni Association of the Uni-
versity of North Carolina since 1921. Trustee and Member of
Executive Committee of the Greater University of North Caro-
lina; Member of Executive Committee of Hospitals Board of Con-
trol; Chairman of Commission on Merit System for Teachers;
Member Study Commission on Education. State Senator from the
Sixteenth Senatorial District, 1931, 1939. Member of House of
Representatives from Orange County in 1941, 1943, 1945, 1947 and
1949. Mason; Elk; Grange; Farm Bureau S.A.R.. Methodist. Mar-
ried Sallie Hunter Reade of Person County, January 20, 1914.
Three Children living: Frank Graham Umstead, Sarah Elizabeth
Umstead, and Anne Reade Umstead. A son, John Wesley Um-
stead, III, Captain in U. S. Marine Corps, was killed in action on
Saipan Island, June 14, 1944. Manager Chapel Hill District Office
of Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company. Address: Chapel
Hill, N. C.


George Randolph Uzzell, Democrat, Representative from Rowan
County, was born in Salisbury, November 23, 1903. Son of Harry
M. and Geneva (Wright) Uzzell. Attended Salisbury Graded
Schools 1910-1915; Raleigh Graded Schools 1915-1919; Salisbury
High School 1919-1921; Davidson College 1921-1923; Wake Forest
College 1924-1926; Passed State Bar Examination, January 25,
1926. Lawyer. President, Rowan County Bar Association. Civitan
(President); Knights of Pythias; D.O.K.K., Suez Temple, No. 73;
Winona Council No. 18, Jr. O.U.A.M.; Kappa Sigma, Wake Forest
College. Chancellor Commander, Salisbury-Rowan No. 100, Knights
of Pythias, 1927-1929; Woodman of the World; Patriotic Order,
Sons of America; Past President of Washington Camp No. 24;
North Carolina Bar Association; Rowan County Bar Association.

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Chairman, Democratic Judicial Committee of 15th Judicial Dis-
trict. Member, State Democratic Platform Committee. Member of
House of Representatives of 1931, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1943,
1945, and 1947. Baptist. Deacon 1929; Teacher of Men's Bible
Class since 1932. Moderator of First Baptist Church. Married on
November 23, 1934, to Miss Ruth Harrison of Spencer, N. C. Two
children: Betty Ruth, born April 11, 1938, and George Randolph
Uzzell, Jr., born May 9, 1944. Address: Salisbury, N. C.


Carl Vei-non Venters, Democrat, Representative from Onslow
County, was born at Richlands, N. C, January 18, 1906. Son of
Wayne B. and Julia G. (Steven'^) Venters. Attended Richlands
High School, 1918-1921; A.B. Degree, University of North Caro-
lina, 1926; LL.B., 1929. Attorney at Law. Member of N. C. State
Bar. County Solicitor, Onslow County Criminal Court, 1947-1948.
Editorial Staff, Edward Thompson Co., Law Publishers, North-
port, L. L, N. Y., January 1930-Au'i-ust, 1935; Associate Member
Law Firm of Milbank, Tweed & Hope, 15 Broad St., New York,
N. Y., September 1935 to August 1943; Associate Member Law
Firm of Oliver & Donnelly, 110 E. 42nd St., New York, N. Y. Sep-
tember, 1943 to September, 1945. Member of Phi Gamma Delta
^Social) and Phi Delta Phi (Legal) Fraternities. Representative
in the General Assembly of 1949. Episcopalian; member of
Vestry, St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Northport, N. Y., 1932-1935;
member of Vestry, St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Jacksonville,
N. C, 1946-1950. Married Miss Margaret Dean Burnette, April
30, 1930. Three children: Carl V. Venters, Jr., Wayne B. Venters,
Margaret Gayle Venters. Address: Jacksonville, N. C.


James B. Vogler, Democrat, Representative from Mecklenburg
County, was born in Charlotte, N. C, April 13, 1895. Son of the
late James A. and Susan Carolina (Alexander) Vogler. Attended
the Public Schools of the city of Charlotte; Beard's Military In-
stitute. Executive Secretary and Manager of the North Carolina

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Food Dealers Association; Editor of the Carolina Food Dealer.
Served as Secretary for the North Carolina Food and Grocery
Distributors Code Authority duiino- the NRA. Organized North
Carolina under the National Recovery Administration for the food
and grocery industry. President, National Association of Retail
Grocers Secretaries Association. Chairman, Fair Trade Council
of the City of Charlotte. President, Mecklenburg- County Food
Trades Council. President, Charlotte Chapter of American War
Dads. In January of 1942 was appointed by His Excellency, Gov-
ernor J. Melville Broug-hton, as Director of the War Production
Board Salvage Activities in North Carolina and served in this
capacity until March 15, 1944. Member of the General Assembly,
1936 Special Session; 1937 Regular Session; 1939 Regular Ses-
sion, Chairman of Committee on Manufacturers and Labor; 1941
Regular Session, Chairman of Committee on Counties, Cities and
Towns; Author of House Bill No. 815 introduced by Bost of
Cabarrus, Vogler of Mecklenburg and Rudisill of Gaston, estab-
lishing' the North Carolina Vocational Textile School; 1945
Regular Session, Chairman of Committee on Public Welfare; 1947
Regular Session, Chairman of Election and Election Laws. Metho-
dist; Chairman of the Board of Stewards of the Brevard Street
Methodist Church, 1934-1935. Married Miss Lillian Raynelle
Ketchie, June 12, 1916. Three children: James Brevard Vogler,
Jr., Captain, U. S. Air Forces; John T. Vogler, Mrs. Lewis H.
Layne. Address: 2011 Crescent Avenue, Charlotte, N. C.


Wiley Lee Ward, Republican, Representative from Randolph
County, was born in that County, January 6, 1882. Son of James
Buchanon and Rufine (Fields) Ward. Attended Asheboro High
School. President, General Hardware & Lumber Company in
Asheboro, doing- a retail business in lumber, hardware and mill
supplies. For twenty years was in lumber manufacturing and
wholesaling; then for sixteen years Treasurer and Manager Le-
ward Cotton Mills. Served five terms as County Commissioner,
three years as Chairman; seven terms as a member of the Ashe-
boro City Council. Representative in the General Assembly of
1931. Candidate for Congress in Fourth District, 1942. Charter

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member Asheboro Rotary Club. Past President, Asheboro Chamber
of Commerce. Methodist; Charge Lay Leader of Central Methodist
Church; member Boaid of Stewards. First married to Mary Eli-
zabeth Boroughs, January 13, 1901; second marriage to Mrs.
Mabel Spoon Black, November 7, 1934. Address: Asheboro, N. C.


Joseph H, Warren, Democrat, Representative from Casvi^ell
County, was born in Prospect Hill, N. C, April 1, 1907. Son of
Franklin R. and Ida (Satterfield) Warren. Tobacco Warehouse-
man and farmer. Notary Public; Justice of the Peace. Judge,
Caswell County Recorder's Court, 1937, 1938. Chairman, School
Committee, Prospect Hill High School. Chairman Caswell County
Democratic Executive Committee. Representative in the General
Assembly of 1935. State Senator from the Sixteenth Senatorial
District, 1939. Presbyterian; Elder. Married Miss Geneva Wil-
liams. Two children: Ida Elizabeth, age 4; Joseph H., age 1. Ad-
dress: Prospect Hill, N. C.


John Fernando White, Democrat, Representative from Chowan
County, was born in Edenton, April 16, 1902. Son of Sidney John-
son and Mary Christian (Goodwin) White. Attended Wake For-
est College, 1922-1925; University Law School, 1925-1926. Lawyer.
Judge Chowan County Court, 1928-1930. Member 115th Ambu-
lance Company of the 4th Corps Area, Edenton, 1927-1928; rank.
Sergeant. Member of House of Representatives of 1931, 1935,
1937, 1939, 1943 and 1945. City Attorney, 1940, 1941-1942. County
Solicitor. Baptist. Married Miss Carolyn Juanita Bunch, March
16, 1930. One daughter: Carolyn Juanita, born July 10, 1933.
Address: Edenton, N. C.


James Vivian Whitfield, Democrat, Representative from Pender
County, was born in Seven Springs, N. C, July 23, 1894. Son of

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James Alexander and Helen Vivian (Powers) Whitfield. Attended
Wallace High School; Horner Military School, Oxford, N. C,
1909-1911; A.B., University North Carolina, 1915; M.A., 1919.
Farmer. Captain in Reserve Corps of the Army, 1915-1917; Com-
mandant Horner Military School, 1915-1917. Military Instructor,
University of North Carolina, 1917-1918. Member, United States
Foreign Service, 1919-1927; served at Montevideo, Uruguay;
Bahia Blanca, Argentina; Havana, Cuba; Matazas, Cuba and
Monterey, Mexico. Director North Carolina Farm Bureau and
North Carolina Forestry Association. Vice President, Forest
Farmers Association Cooperative. President Pender Cold Storage
and Freezer Locker Cooperative. President Sloop Point Fishery
Products Cooperative. Representative in the General Assembly
from Pender County, 1945, 1947, and 1949. Baptist. One child:
John Whitfield. Married Mrs. Vivian Bartlet Stevens, March 2,
1946. Address: Burgaw, N. C.


Philip Ray Whitley, Democrat, Representative from Wake
County, was born in Selma, N. C, July 1, 1905. Son of Raford
Bryant and Mamie (Harper) Whitley. Attended the public schools
of Wendell; University of North Carolina, LL.B., 1929. Merchant
and farmer. Wake County Democratic Chairman, 1934-1942.
Mason; American Legion, (40 & 8). Volunteered for duty day fol-
lowing Pearl Harbor; Captain, Infantry, January 1942, to October
1945; commanded an infantry company in France. Member, Wen-
dell Christian (Disciples) Church; Chairman Official Board 1949;
Chairman Building Committee, 1950. Married Miss Ruth Ballard,
July 20, 1936. Two children: Ruth Raye, age 13, and Philip Hugh,
age 10. Address: Wendell, N. C.


Robert Lee Whitmire, Democrat, Representative from Hender-
son County, was born in Brevard, N. C, January 21. 1898. Son of
W. P. and Annie Floyd Whitmire. Attended Brevard and Hender-
sonville High Schools; attended University of North Carolina Law
School 1919-1921 and admitted to the Bar in 1921. Member Hen-

Warren of Caswell
White of Chowan
Whitfield of Pender

Whitley of Wake
Whitmire of Henderson
Wiggs of Johnston

Williams of Nash
Woltz of Surry
Womble of Wake

Woodard of Northampton
Woolard of Washington
Worthington of Pitt

Varborough of Franklin
Yates of Haywood

Annie Cooper — Principal Clerk

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derson County Bar Association, North Carolina State Bar and
American Bar Association. Chairman Hender&on County Board of
Elections 1922-1924. Hendersonville City Attorney 1923-1932.
Delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1924. Served as
enlisted man in United States Army from April 1917 to Febru-
ary 1919. Overseas 1918-1919. State Senator from 27th Sena-
torial Disrict 1927. Representative in the General Assembly of
1949. Member General Statutes Commission; Member Board of
Trustees, University of North Carolina. Candidate for District
Solicitor in 1934 and for Congress in 1938. Henderson County
War Bond Drive Chairman during World War II. Commander
Hendersonville Post of American Legion 1923 and 1924. President
Hendersonville Rotary Club 1931. Member of Baptist Church,
Masonic Lodge, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Married Irene Louise Jones (now deceased) July 30, 1925, Madge
Schacht Watson (now deceased) September 14, 1937, and Mar-
garet Alice Davenport June 11, 1946. One child, Robert Lee Whit-
mire, Jr., of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, born of first marriage.
Address: Hendersonville, N. C.



John Hayden Wiggs, Democrat, Representative from Johnston
County, was born in Selma, N. C, February 25, 1912. Son of
John N. and Ophelia (Woodard) Wiggs. Attended Darlington
School, Rome, Ga., 1930; Atlantic Christian College; University
of North Carolina, A.B., 1934. Laundry and Dry Cleaning Busi-
ness. Selma City Commissioner, 1937-1940. Member Kappa Alpha
Fraternity. Episcopalian; Jr. Warden, 1950. Married Miss Mar-
cia Stevens, June 11, 1938. Three sons: Johnny, Dickie, and Sefton
Wiggs. Address: Box 365, Selma, N. C.


Thomas Avent Williams, Democrat, Representative from Nash
County, was born in Battleboro, May 14, 1905. Son of Edward
Alston and Eula Lee (Avent) Williams. Attended Eastman Busi-
ness College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Merchant and farmer. Town
Commissioner, Battleboro, 1927-1939; Nash County Commissioner,

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1941-1948. Episcopalian; member Vestry since 1927, Senior War-
den since 1945. Married Miss Vivian Nadine Hamill, August 28,
1928. Five children: Tom, Jr., Nancy Lee, Vivian, Ralph, and Da-
vid. Address : Battleboro, N. C.


Howard Osier Woltz, Jr., Democrat, Representative from Surry
County, was born in Mount Airy, N. C, April 2, 1925. Son of
Howard Osier and Louise (Elliott) Woltz. Attended Mount Airy
High School, 1938-1942; University of Virginia; University of Vir-
ginia Law School, 1948, LL.B. Attorney at Law. Member Phi Delta
Phi, legal fraternity; Omicron Delta Kappa; Loyal Order of the
Moose; Travelers Protective Association. Aviation Cadet, Naval
Air Corps.; discharged due to injuries prior to active duty, Meth-
odist. Married Miss Joan Elizabeth Moore, December 29, 1949.
Address: Rt. 5, Mount Airy, N. C. ,


William Brantley Womble, Democrat, Representative from Wake
County, was born in that county, August 6, 1896. Son of Andrew
Thomas and Carrie Lee (Edwards) Womble. Attended Wake Coun-
ty Public Schools; Cary High School; University of North Caro-
lina, 1918-1921. Lawyer. Member of Wake County and North
Carolina Bar Associations. Theta Chi Fraternity; Phi Alpha
Delta (Law) ; Order of the Grail. Mason. Representative in the
General Assembly of 1933. Baptist. Married Miss Aetna Kath-
erine Smith, October 22, 1923. Two children: Aetna Katherine
and Barbara Womble. Married Miss Dorothy K. Riddle, May 22,
1948. Address: Route 1, Cary, N. C.


John Raynor Woodard, Democrat, Representative from North-
ampton County, was born at Pendleton, N. C, July 6, 1906. Son
of Donald M. and Maggie (Maddrey) Woodard. Attended Buies
Creek Academy, 1924-1925; Wake Forest College, graduating 1930;

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B.S. Degree. Merchant and farmer. Town Treasurer of Conway,
1941-1948; Member of Northampton County Board of Education,
1942-1943; Member of Northampton County Board of Commission-
ers, 1943-1948. Member of Masonic Lodge; Scottish Rite Mason;
York Rite Mason; Member of Sudan Temple Shrine; Member Ro-
anoke Valley Shrine Club; Member of Raleigh Shrine Club; Mas-
ter, Pendleton Masonic Lodg'e, 1943-1948. Representative in the

General Assembly of 1949. Baptist; Deacon, 1939 ; Sunday

School Superintendent, 1940-1946; Sunday School Teacher, 1931-
1940, 1947-1950. Married Miss Bernice Norris, June 4, 1933. Two
sons: John Raynor Woodard, Jr.; James Anderson Woodard. Ad-
dress: Conway, N. C.


William Joseph Woolard, Democrat, Representative from Wash-
ington County, was born in Pitt County, N. C, February 24, 1914.
Son of John Hyman and Louisa (Chauncey) Woolard. Attended
Greenville Grammar and High Schools; East Carolina Teachers
College, two years. Business Administration. Operator of retail
Furniture store. Member, Plymouth Merchants' Association, Past
President; Junior Chamber of Commerce; Plymouth Lions Club;
President, Washington County Athletic Association; County Chair-
man, American Red Cross Chapter. Mason, Perseverance Lodge
No. 59; Shriner, Sudan Temple, New Bern, N. C. Methodist.
Married Miss Evelyn Davis, August 7, 1937. Address: Ply-
mouth, N. C.


Samuel Otis Worthington, Democrat, Representative from Pitt
County, was born in Winterville, N. C, January 24, 1898. Son of
Samuel G. and Lydia Campbell (Smith) Worthington. Attended
Rural Schools, 1905-1912; Winterville High School, 1912 to 1917;
University of North Carolina, two years of academic work and
two years of law, fall of 1917 through summer of 1921, Attorney.
Served in the Naval Unit of the S.A.T.C. at the University from
September 1, 1918, to November, 1918. Served in N. C. State

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Guard October, 1943 to October, 1944. Representative from Pitt
County in the General Assembly of 1939, 1941, 1943, 1945, 1947,
and 1949. Member Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Grand Chan-
cellor of the Order of Knights of Pythias in the State of North
Carolina from June, 1930 to July, 1931. Supreme Representative
from Domain of North Carolina to Supreme Lodge Knights of
Pythias, 1938-1948. Episcopalian. Married Miss Bessie Harrison,
April 29, 1926. Two children: Lina Hackett Worthington, age 19;
Samuel Otis Worthington, Jr., age 13. Address: Gi-eenville, N. C.


Edward Foster Yarborough, Democrat, Representative from
Franklin County, was born in Louisburg, N. C, February 10, 1910.
Son of William Henry and Eloise (Hill) Yarborough. Attended
Louisburg High School, 1924-1927; Woodberry Forest School,
Woodberry Forest, Va., 1927-1928; University of North Carolina,
1928-1931; Wake Forest Law School, graduating in 1939. Attorney
at Law. Member, N. C. Bar Association; American Bar Associa-
tion; Louisburg Lions Club, Director, 1948-1949, 1950-1951. Mason.
Shriner, member Sudan Temple. Served in the Army of the United
States, 1942-1946, discharged as Captain. Major, North Carolina
National Guard, 1947 to date. Commander, Louisburg Post of
American Legion, 1948-1949. Episcopalian; Secretary of St. Paul's
Episcopal Church, Louisburg, N. C, 1948 to date; Bible Class
Teacher since 1946; Lay Leader, 1949 to date; member of Vestry,
1947 to date. Married Miss Nancy Hayes, February 8, 1948. Ad-
dress: Louisburg, N. C.


Oral Love Yates, Democrat, Representative from Haywood
County, was born in Waynesville, N. C, July 20, 1902. Son of
Dock Pearson and Emma (Queen) Yates. Attended Iron Duff
Grammar School, 1908-1915; Clyde High School, 1915-1919; West-
ern Carolina Teachers College, 1919-1921; Cecil's Business College,
1921-1922. Farmer. Member Brotherhood of Railway and Steam-

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