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Folger family of Mt. Airy, North Carolina

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  John Hamlin Folger (1880-1963) — also known as John H. Folger — of Mt. Airy, Surry County, N.C.; Danbury, Stokes County, N.C. Born in Rockford, Surry County, N.C., December 18, 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1927-28; member of North Carolina state senate, 1931-32; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1940, 1944 (alternate); U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1941-49. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Junior Order. Died in Clemmons, Forsyth County, N.C., July 19, 1963 (age 82 years, 213 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery, Mt. Airy, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Wilson Folger and Ada Dillard (Robertson) Folger; brother of Alonzo Dillard Folger (1888-1941); married, November 5, 1899, to Maude Douglas; father of Fred Folger.
  Political family: Folger family of Mt. Airy, North Carolina.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Alonzo Dillard Folger (1888-1941) — also known as Alonzo D. Folger — of Mt. Airy, Surry County, N.C. Born in Dobson, Surry County, N.C., July 9, 1888. Democrat. State court judge in North Carolina, 1937; member of Democratic National Committee from North Carolina, 1939-40; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1939-41; died in office 1941. Died in an automobile accident in Mt. Airy, Surry County, N.C., April 30, 1941 (age 52 years, 295 days). Interment at Dobson Cemetery, Dobson, N.C.
  Relatives: Brother of John Hamlin Folger; uncle of Fred Folger (born1900).
  Political family: Folger family of Mt. Airy, North Carolina.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Fred Folger (b. 1900) — of Mt. Airy, Surry County, N.C. Born in Dobson, Surry County, N.C., September 12, 1900. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate 23rd District, 1935-36, 1939-40, 1959; resigned 1959. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Junior Order; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Maud L. (Douglas) Folger and John Hamlin Folger (1880-1963); nephew of Alonzo Dillard Folger.
  Political family: Folger family of Mt. Airy, North Carolina.
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