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Baptist Politicians in North Carolina

  Spencer Bell Adams (1860-1943) — also known as Spencer B. Adams — of Yanceyville, Caswell County, N.C.; Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C. Born in Dobson, Surry County, N.C., October 15, 1860. Republican. Lawyer; probate judge in North Carolina, 1882-96; superior court judge in North Carolina, 1896-98; candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1898; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1900, 1908; candidate for Governor of North Carolina, 1900; U.S. District Judge for Indian Territory, 1902-04. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died January 12, 1943 (age 82 years, 89 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of John A. Adams and Sarah Adams; married, December 19, 1884, to Lizzie L. Swift.
  Barna Allen (b. 1873) — of Troy, Montgomery County, N.C. Born in Montgomery County, N.C., November 27, 1873. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Montgomery County, 1913-14. Baptist. Burial location unknown.
  Julian Russell Allsbrook (1903-1984) — also known as Julian R. Allsbrook — of Roanoke Rapids, Halifax County, N.C. Born in Roanoke Rapids, Halifax County, N.C., February 17, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate 3rd District, 1935. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Junior Order; Woodmen; Phi Alpha Delta; Tau Kappa Alpha. Died in May, 1984 (age 81 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Clemens Allsbrook and Bennie Alice (Waller) Allsbrook; married 1926 to Frances Virginia Brown.
  Ike Franklin Andrews (1925-2010) — also known as Ike F. Andrews — of Siler City, Chatham County, N.C. Born in Bonlee, Chatham County, N.C., September 2, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate 13th District, 1959-60; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1961-62, 1967-72; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1964; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 4th District, 1973-85; defeated, 1984. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Jaycees. In October 1982, he was arrested and charged with drunk driving. Died in Carrboro, Orange County, N.C., May 10, 2010 (age 84 years, 250 days). Interment at Bonlee Baptist Church Cemetery, Bonlee, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Archie Franklin Andrews (1895-1972) and Ina (Dunlap) Andrews (1895-1987); married 1947 to Jo Anne Johnson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edwin Ferebee Aydlett (1857-1930) — also known as E. F. Aydlett — of Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, N.C. Born in Camden County, N.C., May 14, 1857. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1912, 1916 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 1920-21. Baptist. Member, Kiwanis. Died in 1930 (age about 73 years). Interment at Old Hollywood Cemetery, Elizabeth City, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Abner Aydlett and Clotilda (Lamb) Aydlett; married 1883 to Ettie Hunter Briggs; married to Kate Wood.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Carl LeRoy Bailey (1898-1966) — also known as Carl L. Bailey — of Plymouth, Washington County, N.C. Born in Roper, Washington County, N.C., October 30, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; recorder's court judge in North Carolina, 1919-24; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Washington County, 1925; member of North Carolina state senate 2nd District, 1933-35. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died in August, 1966 (age 67 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin F. Bailey and Sarah F. (Williams) Bailey.
  Josiah William Bailey (1873-1946) — also known as Josiah W. Bailey — of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Born in Warrenton, Warren County, N.C., September 14, 1873. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1908; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 4th North Carolina District, 1913-21; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1931-46; died in office 1946; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1932. Baptist. Member, Anti-Saloon League; Omicron Delta Kappa. Died in Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., December 15, 1946 (age 73 years, 92 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Christopher Thomas Bailey and Annie Sarah Bailey; married, August 16, 1916, to Edith Pou.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur Creel Baker (b. 1925) — also known as Arthur C. Baker — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Varina, Wake County, N.C., January 19, 1925. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1959. Baptist. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Exchange Club. Still living as of 1967.
  Relatives: Son of Offie Franklin Baker and Myrtie (Whisenhunt) Baker; married, December 31, 1965, to Evelyn Canady.
  David W. Barlow (b. 1945) — of Lenoir, Caldwell County, N.C. Born in Caldwell County, N.C., May 31, 1945. Democrat. School teacher; real estate broker; mayor of Lenoir, N.C., 1999-2003. Baptist. Still living as of 2003.
  Relatives: Son of Boyd Calvino Barlow and Thelma (Smith) Barlow; married to Theresa Roberts.
  Hugh William Barnes (b. 1948) — also known as Hugh Barnes — of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C.; Cary, Wake County, N.C. Born in North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, N.C., April 24, 1948. Republican. School teacher; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1972. Baptist. Member, Jaycees. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Glenn Barnes and Selma (Oxford) Barnes; married 1967 to Barbara Lee Lane.
  John Stewart Battle (1890-1972) — also known as John S. Battle — of Charlottesville, Va. Born in New Bern, Craven County, N.C., July 11, 1890. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1930-33; member of Virginia state senate, 1934-49 (27th District 1934-35, 26th District 1936-49); Governor of Virginia, 1950-54; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1952; member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1953-55; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1956. Baptist. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Tau Omega; Freemasons. Died April 9, 1972 (age 81 years, 273 days). Interment at Monticello Memorial Park, Charlottesville, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Henry Wilson Battle and Margaret (Stewart) Battle; married, June 12, 1918, to Mary Jane 'Janie' Lipscomb (1899-1990); father of William Cullen Battle (1920-?).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Dob Blanton (1870-1960) — also known as John D. Blanton — of Marion, McDowell County, N.C. Born in Dysartville, McDowell County, N.C., November 12, 1870. Democrat. Merchant; member of North Carolina state senate 27th District, 1935. Baptist. Died, from a cerebrovascular accident, in Marion General Hospital, Marion, Marion County, S.C., July 3, 1960 (age 89 years, 234 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Marion, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of William Miller Blanton (1832-1916) and Josephine (Setzer) Blanton (1839-1925); married to Nancy D. Fleming (1868-1942).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Leon S. Brassfield (b. 1892) — of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Born in Wake County, N.C., June, 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate 15th District, 1921-22. Baptist. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James S. Brassfield and Mary Elizabeth (Bailey) Brassfield; married 1920 to Callie Hunter.
  Henry Lee Bridges (1907-2002) — also known as Henry L. Bridges — of Guilford County, N.C.; Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Born in Franklin County, N.C., June 10, 1907. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; North Carolina state auditor, 1947-81; appointed 1947. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Lions; American Legion; Forty and Eight. Died April 6, 2002 (age 94 years, 300 days). Burial location unknown.
  Samuel Mitchell Brinson (1870-1922) — also known as Samuel M. Brinson — of New Bern, Craven County, N.C. Born in New Bern, Craven County, N.C., March 20, 1870. Democrat. Lawyer; superintendent of schools; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 3rd District, 1919-22; died in office 1922. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Royal Arcanum; Elks; Junior Order. Died in New Bern, Craven County, N.C., April 13, 1922 (age 52 years, 24 days). Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery, New Bern, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of William George Brinson and Kittie Elizabeth (Chestnut) Brinson; married, January 16, 1901, to Ruth Martin Scales (died 1919).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Jefferson Britt (1861-1939) — also known as James J. Britt — of Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C. Born near Johnson City, Washington County, Tenn., March 4, 1861. Republican. Superintendent of schools; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1904 (alternate), 1916; candidate for Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1904; member of North Carolina state senate, 1909-11; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 10th District, 1915-17, 1919; defeated, 1906; candidate for chief justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1926. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Kiwanis. Died in Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., December 26, 1939 (age 78 years, 297 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, N.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Willis James Brogden (1877-1935) — also known as W. J. Brogden — of Durham, Durham County, N.C. Born near Goldsboro, Wayne County, N.C., October 18, 1877. School teacher and principal; lawyer; mayor of Durham, N.C., 1911-15; justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1926-35; died in office 1935. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Kiwanis. Died October 29, 1935 (age 58 years, 11 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Willis Hall Brogden (1839-1922) and Virginia (Robinson) Brogden (c.1842-1934); married, January 9, 1917, to Lila Markham (born 1882); nephew of Curtis Hooks Brogden (1816-1901).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jerry Newton Brooks (b. 1941) — also known as Jerry N. Brooks — of Lenoir, Caldwell County, N.C. Born in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., October 24, 1941. Democrat. Automobile dealer; mayor of Lenoir, N.C., 1995-99. Baptist. Still living as of 1999.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas N. Brooks and Elisa (Selvey) Brooks; married to Millicent K. Pearce.
  Joseph Melville Broughton (1888-1949) — also known as J. Melville Broughton — of Wake County, N.C. Born in Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., November 17, 1888. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate, 1927-29; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1936; Governor of North Carolina, 1941-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1944, 1948 (member, Credentials Committee); candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1944; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1948-49; died in office 1949. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Woodmen; Junior Order. Died, of a heart attack, in Washington, D.C., March 6, 1949 (age 60 years, 109 days). Interment at Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Melville Broughton and Sallie (Harris) Broughton; married, December 14, 1916, to Alice Harper Willson; father of Joseph Melville Broughton, Jr. (1922-1997).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
Joseph Ebert Brown Joseph Ebert Brown (1888-1973) — also known as Joseph Egbert Brown — of Ansted, Fayette County, W.Va.; Summersville, Nicholas County, W.Va.; Quinwood, Greenbrier County, W.Va. Born in Durham, Durham County, N.C., October 12, 1888. Democrat. Minister; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Nicholas County, 1929-30. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Summersville, Nicholas County, W.Va., April 4, 1973 (age 84 years, 174 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Brown (1863-1910) and Janet (Henderson) Brown (1868-1917); married to Hester Bell Barnes (1893-1973).
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1929
  Vance A. Browning (b. 1892) — of Bryson City, Swain County, N.C. Born in Macon County, N.C., May 9, 1892. Democrat. Swain County Register of Deeds, 1923-24; Swain County Superior Court Clerk, 1926-34; member of North Carolina state senate 33rd District, 1935. Baptist. Member, Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charley R. Browning and Kansas L. (Calor) Browning; married 1915 to Nannie Belle West.
  James Edgar Broyhill (1892-1988) — also known as J. E. Broyhill — of Lenoir, Caldwell County, N.C. Born in Boomer, Wilkes County, N.C., May 5, 1892. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; furniture manufacturer; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1944, 1948, 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1956 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1960, 1964, 1972; member of Republican National Committee from North Carolina, 1948-64; candidate for Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1956. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Died in Lenoir, Caldwell County, N.C., July 1, 1988 (age 96 years, 57 days). Interment at Little Rock Baptist Church Cemetery, Boomer, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Broyhill (1850-1935) and Margaret (Parsons) Broyhill (1857-1938); married, June 21, 1921, to Satie Leona Hunt (1899-1997).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Thomas Broyhill (b. 1927) — also known as James T. Broyhill; Jim Broyhill — of Lenoir, Caldwell County, N.C. Born in Lenoir, Caldwell County, N.C., August 19, 1927. Republican. U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1963-86 (9th District 1963-69, 10th District 1969-86); U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1986; defeated, 1986. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Still living as of 2014.
  The James T. Broyhill Post Office Building, in Lenoir, North Carolina, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Dennis G. Brummitt (1881-1935) — of Oxford, Granville County, N.C. Born in Granville County, N.C., February 7, 1881. Democrat. Lawyer; chair of Granville County Democratic Party, 1908-14; member of North Carolina Democratic State Executive Committee, 1913-24; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Granville County, 1915-20; Speaker of the North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1919; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1920; North Carolina state attorney general, 1925-35; died in office 1935. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., January 12, 1935 (age 53 years, 339 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Oxford, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Jefferson Brummitt (1844-1920) and Caroline (Bradford) Brummitt (1851-1925); married 1912 to Kate Hays Fleming (1888-1980).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Raleigh Bryson (1893-1953) — also known as Joseph R. Bryson — of Greenville, Greenville County, S.C. Born in Brevard, Transylvania County, N.C., January 18, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Greenville County, 1921-24; member of South Carolina state senate from Greenville County, 1929-32; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1939-53; died in office 1953. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Junior Order; Redmen; Woodmen; Freemasons; Shriners; Lions. Died in the naval hospital at Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 10, 1953 (age 60 years, 51 days). Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Robert L. Bryson and Mattie (Allison) Bryson; married to Ruth Rucker.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Marion L. Buchanan (b. 1872) — of Bakersville, Mitchell County, N.C. Born in Bakersville, Mitchell County, N.C., January 16, 1872. Republican. Farmer; member of North Carolina state senate, 1901; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Mitchell County, 1913-14. Baptist. Burial location unknown.
  James Linville Bumgarner, Jr. (1867-1941) — also known as Linville Bumgarner — of Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, N.C. Born in Millers Creek, Wilkes County, N.C., July 7, 1867. Republican. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Wilkes County, 1913-14; member of North Carolina state senate 28th District, 1915-16, 1921-22. Baptist. Died, following an attack of apoplexy, in Wilkes Hospital, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, N.C., November 1, 1941 (age 74 years, 117 days). Interment at Mountain Park Cemetery, Wilkesboro, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. James L. Bumgarner and Phoebe Hincher Bumgarner; married 1889 to Bessie R. McNeil.
  Julian Wilber Bunn (b. 1883) — also known as J. Wilber Bunn — of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Born in Wakefield, Wake County, N.C., March 24, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Wake County, 1913-14. Baptist. Burial location unknown.
  John T. Burrus (b. 1877) — of High Point, Guilford County, N.C. Born in Surry County, N.C., 1877. Democrat. Physician; surgeon; member of North Carolina state senate 17th District, 1931-35. Baptist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  George Kenneth Butterfield, Jr. (b. 1947) — also known as G. K. Butterfield — Born in Wilson, Wilson County, N.C., April 27, 1947. Democrat. Lawyer; superior court judge in North Carolina, 1988-2001; justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 2001-02; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1st District, 2004-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2008. Baptist. African ancestry. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
Robert C. Byrd Robert Carlyle Byrd (1917-2010) — also known as Robert C. Byrd; Cornelius Calvin Sale, Jr. — of Sophia, Raleigh County, W.Va. Born in North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, N.C., November 20, 1917. Democrat. Grocer; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Raleigh County, 1947-50; member of West Virginia state senate 9th District, 1951-52; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 6th District, 1953-59; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1959-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1960, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; speaker, 1988. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Lions; Farm Bureau; Tau Kappa Epsilon; Ku Klux Klan. Died in Fairfax, Va., June 28, 2010 (age 92 years, 220 days). Interment at Columbia Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Adoptive son of Titus Dalton Byrd and Vlurma (Sale) Byrd; married, May 29, 1936, to Erma Ora James (1917-2006).
  Cross-reference: Nick Joe Rahall II — M. Blane Michael
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — West Virginia Encyclopedia
  Books by Robert C. Byrd: Losing America: Confronting a Reckless and Arrogant Presidency (2004) — We Stand Passively Mute (2004) — Senate of the Roman Republic: Addresses on the History of Roman Constitutionalism (1995) — Robert C. Byrd: Child Of The Appalachian Coalfields (2005)
  Critical books about Robert C. Byrd: Bernard Goldberg, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken Is #37)
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Pritchard Sylvester Carlton (b. 1878) — also known as P. S. Carlton — of Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C. Born in Duplin County, N.C., August 2, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Rowan County, 1913-14. Baptist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Frank Ertel Carlyle (1897-1960) — also known as F. Ertel Carlyle — of Lumberton, Robeson County, N.C. Born in Lumberton, Robeson County, N.C., April 7, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; solicitor, 9th District, 1939-48; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 7th District, 1949-57. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Phi Delta Theta. Died in Lumberton, Robeson County, N.C., October 2, 1960 (age 63 years, 178 days). Interment at Meadowbrook Cemetery, Lumberton, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of William W. Carlyle and Lillian O. Carlyle; married, May 19, 1927, to Lois Godwin Caldwell.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  DeWitt Valentine Carroll (b. 1860) — also known as D. V. Carroll — of Mizpah, Stokes County, N.C. Born in Stokes County, N.C., January, 1860. Republican. Farmer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Stokes County, 1913-16. Baptist. Member, Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Ray G. Carson — of Taylorsville, Alexander County, N.C. Born in Taylorsville, Alexander County, N.C. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state senate 28th District, 1935. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Junior Order. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Harold Dunbar Cooley (1897-1974) — also known as Harold D. Cooley — of Nashville, Nash County, N.C. Born in Nashville, Nash County, N.C., July 26, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1932; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 4th District, 1934-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1964. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Junior Order; Phi Delta Theta; Phi Delta Phi. Died of emphysema in Wilson, Wilson County, N.C., January 15, 1974 (age 76 years, 173 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Nashville, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Roger A. Pryor Cooley and Hattie (Davis) Cooley; married 1923 to Madeline Matilda Strickland.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Lee Cornwell (b. 1872) — also known as John L. Cornwell — of Spring Hope, Nash County, N.C. Born near Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C., September 4, 1872. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Nash County, 1911-14. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Junior Order; Woodmen. Burial location unknown.
  Locke Craig (1860-1924) — of Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C. Born in Bertie County, N.C., August 16, 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1892, 1896; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1899-1900; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1904, 1916; Governor of North Carolina, 1913-17. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen; Junior Order. Died June 9, 1924 (age 63 years, 298 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Murdock Craig and Clarissa Rebecca (Gilliam) Craig; married, November 18, 1891, to Annie Burgin.
  Edmund Dean Crisp (1850-1925) — also known as E. D. Crisp — of Lenoir, Caldwell County, N.C. Born in Caldwell County, N.C., November 5, 1850. Democrat. Baptist minister; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Caldwell County, 1913-14. Baptist. Died December 13, 1925 (age 75 years, 38 days). Interment at Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Lenoir, N.C.
Jabez L. M. Curry Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry (1825-1903) — also known as Jabez L. M. Curry — of Talladega, Talladega County, Ala.; Washington, D.C. Born near Double Branches, Lincoln County, Ga., June 5, 1825. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1847-48, 1853-57; U.S. Representative from Alabama 7th District, 1857-61; Delegate from Alabama to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Representative from Alabama in the Confederate Congress 4th District, 1862-64; defeated, 1863; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; president, Howard College, Alabama, 1866-68; college professor; U.S. Minister to Spain, 1885-88. Baptist. Died near Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., February 12, 1903 (age 77 years, 252 days). Interment at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, February 1902
  Walter Eugene Daniel (b. 1859) — also known as W. E. Daniel — of Weldon, Halifax County, N.C. Born in Weldon, Halifax County, N.C., August 14, 1859. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; director of cotton mill firms; member of North Carolina state senate 4th District, 1907-08, 1913-14. Baptist. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of R. W. Daniel and Narcissa A. (Allen) Daniel; married 1888 to Jeannette E. Snead.
  John Warren Davis (1867-1945) — also known as J. Warren Davis — of Salem, Salem County, N.J.; Lawrenceville, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, N.C., March 4, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state senate from Salem County, 1912-13; resigned 1913; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1912; U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, 1913-16; U.S. District Judge for New Jersey, 1916-20; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, 1920-39. Baptist. Member, Kappa Sigma; Freemasons. Died February 21, 1945 (age 77 years, 354 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John S. Davis and Emmie Virginia (Sawyer) Davis; married, June 14, 1913, to Marguerite N. Gay.
  Marion Leslie Davis (b. 1879) — also known as M. Leslie Davis — of Beaufort, Carteret County, N.C. Born in Beaufort, Carteret County, N.C., August 9, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Carteret County, 1907-08, 1915-16; member of North Carolina state senate, 1911-14 (8th District 1911-12, 7th District 1913-14). Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Woodmen of the World. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John D. Davis and Narcissa Elizabeth (Webb) Davis.
  Charles Bennett Deane (1898-1969) — also known as Charles B. Deane — of Rockingham, Richmond County, N.C. Born in Ansonville Township, Anson County, N.C., November 1, 1898. Democrat. Lawyer; Richmond County Register of Deeds, 1926-34; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 8th District, 1947-57. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Rockingham, Richmond County, N.C., November 24, 1969 (age 71 years, 23 days). Interment at Eastside Cemetery, Rockingham, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Leaird Deane and Florence (Boyette) Deane; married, October 15, 1927, to Agnes Walker Cree.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  David P. Dellinger — of Cherryville, Gaston County, N.C.; Gastonia, Gaston County, N.C. Born near Cherryville, Gaston County, N.C. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Gaston County, 1913-14. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Knights of Khorassan. Interment at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Cherryville, N.C.
  Emery Byrd Denny (1892-1973) — also known as Emery B. Denny — of Gastonia, Gaston County, N.C. Born in Pilot Mountain, Surry County, N.C., November 23, 1892. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Gastonia, N.C., 1929-37; North Carolina Democratic state chair, 1940-42; justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1942-62; appointed 1942; chief justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1962-66. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Freemasons. Died in 1973 (age about 80 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Gabriel Denny and Sarah Delphina (Stone) Denny; married, December 27, 1922, to Bessie Brandt Brown.
  Cross-reference: William Earl Britt
  See also Wikipedia article
  William Augustus Devin (b. 1871) — also known as William A. Devin — of Oxford, Granville County, N.C. Born in Oxford, Granville County, N.C., July 12, 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Granville County, 1911-14; superior court judge in North Carolina 10th District, 1913-35; justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1935-45; appointed 1935. Baptist. Member, American Judicature Society; Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Delta Phi; Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert I. Devin and Mary (Transon) Devin; married, November 29, 1899, to Virginia Bernard.
  Robert Lee Doughton (1863-1954) — also known as Robert L. Doughton — of Laurel Springs, Alleghany County, N.C. Born in Laurel Springs, Alleghany County, N.C., November 7, 1863. Democrat. Farmer; banker; member of North Carolina state senate 35th District, 1908-10; U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1911-53 (8th District 1911-33, 9th District 1933-53); delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1940. Baptist. Died in Laurel Springs, Alleghany County, N.C., October 1, 1954 (age 90 years, 328 days). Interment at Laurel Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Laurel Springs, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of J. H. Doughton and Rebecca (Jones) Doughton; brother of Rufus A. Doughton (1857-1946); married 1898 to Lillie S. Hix; uncle of James Kemp Doughton, Sr..
  Political family: Doughton family of Sparta, North Carolina.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Archer R. Dunning (b. 1877) — of Robersonville, Martin County, N.C.; Williamston, Martin County, N.C. Born in Aulander, Bertie County, N.C., October 2, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Robersonville, N.C., 1905-06; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Martin County, 1913-16. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Baxter Durham (b. 1878) — of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Born in Durham, Durham County, N.C., August 20, 1878. Democrat. North Carolina state auditor, 1921-37. Baptist. Member, Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Columbus Durham and Lila (Walters) Durham.
  Fay Webb Gardner (1885-1969) — also known as Fay Lamar Webb; Mrs. O. Max Gardner — of Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C. Born in Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C., September 7, 1885. Democrat. Executive and stylist, Cleveland Cloth Mills of Shelby, N.C.; member of North Carolina Democratic State Committee, 1929; member of North Carolina Democratic State Executive Committee, 1930-32; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1948, 1952. Female. Baptist. Member, Daughters of the American Revolution; United Daughters of the Confederacy; Colonial Dames. Died January 16, 1969 (age 83 years, 131 days). Interment at Sunset Cemetery, Shelby, N.C.
  Relatives: Daughter of James Landrum Webb (1853-1930) and Kansas Love (Andrews) Webb (1856-1938); married, November 6, 1907, to Oliver Max Gardner (1882-1947).
  Political family: Gardner family of Shelby, North Carolina.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about O. Max Gardner: Joseph L. Morrison, Governor O. Max Gardner : A Power in North Carolina and New Deal Washington
  Oliver Max Gardner (1882-1947) — also known as O. Max Gardner — of Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C. Born in Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C., March 22, 1882. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; chair of Cleveland County Democratic Party, 1907-08; member of North Carolina Democratic State Executive Committee, 1910-14; member of North Carolina state senate 32nd District, 1911-12, 1915-16; Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, 1917-21; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1924, 1932, 1940, 1944; Governor of North Carolina, 1929-33; defeated, 1920. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Nu; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died, from coronary thrombosis, in his suite at the St. Regis Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 6, 1947 (age 64 years, 321 days). Interment at Sunset Cemetery, Shelby, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Oliver Perry Gardner (M.D.) and Margaret (Blanton) Gardner; brother of Bessie Gardner (who married Clyde Roark Hoey (1877-1954)); married, November 6, 1907, to Fay Lamar Webb.
  Political family: Gardner family of Shelby, North Carolina.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Earnest Garrison (1892-1964) — also known as W. E. Garrison — of Lincolnton, Lincoln County, N.C. Born in Lincoln County, N.C., March 2, 1892. Democrat. Building contractor; real estate business; member of North Carolina state senate 25th District, 1955-56, 1959. Baptist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners. Died December 2, 1964 (age 72 years, 275 days). Interment at Hollybrook Cemetery, Lincolnton, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of William L. Garrison and Docia (Clanton) Garrison.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edwin Lee Gavin (1888-1972) — also known as Edwin L. Gavin — of Roseboro, Sampson County, N.C.; Sanford, Lee County, N.C. Born in Giddinsville, Sampson County, N.C., August 17, 1888. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; mayor of Roseboro, N.C., 1912-14; member of North Carolina state senate, 1919-20; U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, 1928-32; candidate for U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1950; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1956. Missionary Baptist. Member, Woodmen; Junior Order; Moose; Knights of Pythias. Died, of peritonitis, in Lee County Hospital, Sanford, Lee County, N.C., May 5, 1972 (age 83 years, 262 days). Interment at Buffalo Cemetery, Sanford, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Lewis Gavin and Minnie Irene (Darden) Gavin; married, March 6, 1912, to Mamie Florence Caudle (1890-1988); father of Robert Lee Gavin (1916-1981); fourth cousin of Benajah Harvey Carroll, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Randolph Fitzhugh Carroll.
  Political family: Maness-Carroll-Caudle-Gavin family of Sanford, North Carolina.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Alexander Gibbons (b. 1920) — also known as Robert A. Gibbons — of Lenoir, Caldwell County, N.C. Born in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., November 25, 1920. Electrical contractor; mayor of Lenoir, N.C., 1971-95. Baptist. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John J. Gibbons and Madge Essling (Bethune) Gibbons; married to Emily Louise Deal.
  Philip Pittman Godwin, Sr. (c.1924-2001) — also known as Philip P. Godwin, Sr. — of Gatesville, Gates County, N.C. Born about 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1961-72; Speaker of the North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1971-72; member of North Carolina state senate, 1973. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died, in the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk, Va., December 12, 2001 (age about 77 years). Interment at Gatesville Cemetery, Gatesville, N.C.
  Thomas Jackson Gold (b. 1879) — also known as Thomas J. Gold — of High Point, Guilford County, N.C. Born in Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C., April 11, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Guilford County, 1913-14. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Junior Order; Elks; Redmen. Burial location unknown.
  Woodrow Wilson Goode (b. 1938) — also known as W. Wilson Goode — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born near Seaboard, Northampton County, N.C., August 19, 1938. Democrat. Mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1984-92; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1984 (delegation chair). Baptist. African ancestry. Still living as of 2020.
  Presumably named for: Woodrow Wilson
  See also NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by W. Wilson Goode: In Goode Faith (1992)
  Augustus Washington Graham (1849-1936) — also known as A. W. Graham — of Hillsborough, Orange County, N.C.; Oxford, Granville County, N.C. Born in Hillsborough, Orange County, N.C., June 8, 1849. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1880, 1912; member of North Carolina state senate, 1885; superior court judge in North Carolina, 1895-96; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Granville County, 1901-06, 1909-10, 1913-14; Speaker of the North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1909; president, American Cotton and Grain Exchange, 1919-22. Baptist. Died in Oxford, Granville County, N.C., October 12, 1936 (age 87 years, 126 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Oxford, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of William Alexander Graham (1804-1875) and Susannah Sarah (Washington) Graham (1816-1890); brother of John Washington Graham, William Alexander Graham (1839-1923) and Susan Washington Graham (1851-1909; who married Walter Clark); married, November 21, 1876, to Lucy Ann Horner (1855-1935); nephew of James Graham (1793-1851).
  Political family: Graham family of Hillsborough, North Carolina.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Billy Graham (1918-2018) — also known as William Franklin Graham, Jr.; "America's Pastor" — Born near Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., November 7, 1918. Minister; evangelist; offered prayer, Republican National Convention, 1968, 1980; offered prayer, Democratic National Convention, 1968, 1988. Baptist. Died in Montreat, Buncombe County, N.C., February 21, 2018 (age 99 years, 106 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Franklin Graham (1888-1962) and Morrow (Coffey) Graham (1892-1981); married, August 13, 1943, to Ruth McCue Bell (1920-2007); father of William Franklin Graham III (1952-).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Billy Graham: Steven P. Miller, Billy Graham and the Rise of the Republican South
  William Alexander Graham (1839-1923) — also known as William A. Graham — of Lincoln County, N.C. Born in Hillsborough, Orange County, N.C., December 26, 1839. Democrat. Major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; planter; member of North Carolina state senate 37th District, 1874-75, 1879-80; member, North Carolina Board of Agriculture, 1899-1908; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Lincoln County, 1905-06; North Carolina commissioner of agriculture, 1908-23; died in office 1923. Baptist. Died December 24, 1923 (age 83 years, 363 days). Interment at Machpelah Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Near Lincolnton, Lincoln County, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of William Alexander Graham and Susannah Sarah (Washington) Graham (1816-1890); brother of John Washington Graham, Augustus Washington Graham and Susan Washington Graham (1851-1909; who married Walter Clark); married, June 9, 1864, to Julia R. Lane (1845-1909); married to Sallie Hill Clark (1864-1936); nephew of James Graham (1793-1851).
  Political family: Graham family of Hillsborough, North Carolina.
  Clyde Ray Greene (b. 1898) — also known as Clyde R. Greene — of Boone, Watauga County, N.C. Born in Meat Camp, Watauga County, N.C., January 31, 1898. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 9th District, 1946, 1948; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1952 (Honorary Vice-President); candidate for North Carolina state treasurer, 1968. Baptist. Member, Lions; Freemasons; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Lloyd Eldon Griffin (b. 1893) — also known as L. E. Griffin — of Edenton, Chowan County, N.C. Born in Belvidere, Perquimans County, N.C., January 14, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate 1st District, 1935; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1952, 1956. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of C. N. Griffin and Mary (Perry) Griffin; married 1922 to Belle Walters.
  Edward Carney Hackney (1856-1903) — also known as Edward C. Hackney — of Durham, Durham County, N.C. Born in Chatham County, N.C., May 30, 1856. Lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; mayor of Durham, N.C., 1882-83. Baptist. Member, Elks; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons. Died in Durham, Durham County, N.C., March 10, 1903 (age 46 years, 284 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Joshua William Hackney (1820-1892) and Harriet Hill (Stowe) Hackney (1823-1870); married to Lina Almira (Mallory) Mallory (1863-1909); grandfather of Charles Buchanan Markham (1926-2010).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John W. Hall (b. 1880) — of Danbury, Stokes County, N.C. Born near East Bend, Yadkin County, N.C., July 24, 1880. Republican. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate 27th District, 1913-14. Baptist. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James H. Hall and Carrie E. (Hamer) Hall; married 1911 to Sarah Blanche Pepper.
  Franklin Wills Hancock, Jr. (1894-1969) — also known as Frank Hancock, Jr. — of Oxford, Granville County, N.C. Born in Oxford, Granville County, N.C., November 1, 1894. Democrat. Lawyer; chair of Granville County Democratic Party, 1924; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1924; member of North Carolina state senate, 1926-28; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1928-30; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1930-39; candidate for U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1938; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1940; state court judge in North Carolina, 1950. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Kappa Alpha Order; Rotary. Died in Oxford, Granville County, N.C., January 23, 1969 (age 74 years, 83 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Oxford, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Franklin Wills Hancock and Lizzie (Hobgood) Hancock; married 1917 to Lucy Osborn Landis; father of Franklin Wills Hancock III (1918-?).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Franklin Wills Hancock III (b. 1918) — also known as Wills Hancock III — of Oxford, Granville County, N.C. Born in Oxford, Granville County, N.C., June 1, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; real estate business; farmer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1947-48; member of North Carolina state senate, 1951-52, 1955-56, 1959. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Phi Beta Kappa; Beta Gamma Sigma. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Lucy Osborn (Landis) Hancock and Franklin Wills Hancock, Jr. (1894-1969).
  William Johnson Hannah (b. 1867) — also known as William J. Hannah — of Waynesville, Haywood County, N.C. Born in Cataloochee, Haywood County, N.C., August, 1867. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; Haywood County Treasurer, 1894-98; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; member of North Carolina state senate 37th District, 1913-14. Baptist. Member, Odd Fellows; Junior Order; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John J. Hannah and Martha Ann (Simmons) Hannah; married 1899 to Josephine Tucker.
  John James Hasty (1830-1894) — also known as John J. Hasty — of Monroe, Union County, N.C. Born in Marshville, Union County, N.C., March 30, 1830. Republican. Postmaster at Monroe, N.C., 1873-75. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Monroe, Union County, N.C., March 20, 1894 (age 63 years, 355 days). Interment at Suncrest Cemetery, Monroe, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse Hasty and Nancy (Heath) Hasty; married, January 27, 1853, to Jane Ellen Harrell (1836-1906); father of Jesse Vernon Hasty, Nancy Hasty Sweiger (1860-1942) and John S. Hasty.
  Political family: Hasty-Harrell family of Monroe, North Carolina.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Rufus Lafayette Haymore (b. 1851) — also known as Rufus L. Haymore — of Mt. Airy, Surry County, N.C. Born in Surry County, N.C., 1851. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Mt. Airy, N.C., 1897; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Surry County, 1909-10, 1913-14; member of North Carolina state senate, 1911-12, 1915-16. Baptist. Burial location unknown.
  Lawrence Brooks Hays (1898-1981) — also known as Brooks Hays — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark.; North Carolina; Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Md. Born in London, Pope County, Ark., August 9, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Democratic National Committee from Arkansas, 1932-39; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 5th District, 1943-59; defeated, 1958; member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1953-55; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1956; candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1972. Baptist. Member, Sigma Chi; Phi Alpha Delta; Tau Kappa Alpha; Freemasons; Lions; American Bar Association. Died in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Md., October 11, 1981 (age 83 years, 63 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Russellville, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Adelbert Steele Hays and Sallie (Butler) Hays; married, February 2, 1922, to Marian Prather.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  John D. Hayworth, Jr. (b. 1958) — also known as J. D. Hayworth — of Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in High Point, Guilford County, N.C., July 12, 1958. Republican. Television reporter; U.S. Representative from Arizona, 1995-2007 (6th District 1995-2003, 5th District 2003-07). Baptist. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Willie Gathrel Hefner (1930-2009) — also known as W. G. 'Bill' Hefner — of Concord, Cabarrus County, N.C. Born in Elora, Lincoln County, Tenn., April 11, 1930. Democrat. Owner and president, radio station WRKB, Kannapolis, N.C.; Gospel music singer with Harvester's Quartet, 1954-67; television performer; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 8th District, 1975-99; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1996. Baptist. Died September 2, 2009 (age 79 years, 144 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
Jesse Helms Jesse Alexander Helms (1921-2008) — also known as Jesse Helms — of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Born in Monroe, Union County, N.C., October 18, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1973-2003. Baptist. Member, Rotary; Young Americans for Freedom; Freemasons; Exchange Club. Died, in a nursing home at Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., July 4, 2008 (age 86 years, 260 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse Helms; married, October 31, 1942, to Dorothy Jane 'Dot' Coble.
  Cross-reference: Terrence William Boyle — David Rouzer
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Jesse Helms: Here's Where I Stand : A Memoir (2005)
  Image source: North Carolina History Project
  Franklin P. Hobgood, Jr. (b. 1872) — of Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C. Born in Granville County, N.C., December 17, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate, 1911-16 (21st District 1911-12, 20th District 1913-16). Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Franklin P. Hobgood and Mary Anne (Royal) Hobgood; married, October 9, 1907, to Lucy McGee Glenn.
  John Waighstill Hodges (b. 1866) — also known as John W. Hodges — of Boone, Watauga County, N.C. Born in Grainger County, Tenn., April 2, 1866. Republican. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Watauga County, 1913-14. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Samuel E. Hogg (1783-1842) — of Tennessee. Born in Caswell County, N.C., April 18, 1783. Democrat. Physician; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1813-15; U.S. Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1817-19. Baptist. Died in Rutherford County, Tenn., May 28, 1842 (age 59 years, 40 days). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.
  Relatives: Father-in-law of Isaac Thomas Lenoir (1807-1875).
  Political families: Lenoir-Avery family of North Carolina; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Nathan Thomas Hopkins (1852-1927) — also known as Nathan T. Hopkins — of Floyd County, Ky.; Yeager, Pike County, Ky. Born in Ashe County, N.C., October 27, 1852. Republican. Ordained minister; merchant; lumberman; farmer; Floyd County Assessor, 1878-90; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1893-94, 1923-24; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 10th District, 1895-97; defeated, 1894. Baptist. Died in Piketon (now Pikeville), Pike County, Ky., February 11, 1927 (age 74 years, 107 days). Interment at Potter Cemetery, Yeager, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John N. Howell (1807-1882) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., 1807. Democrat. Mayor of Shreveport, La., 1844-45. Baptist. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1882 (age about 75 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Shreveport, La.
  Robert Lee Humber (1898-1970) — also known as Robert L. Humber — of Greenville, Pitt County, N.C. Born in Greenville, Pitt County, N.C., May 30, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Rhodes scholar; lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1956; member of North Carolina state senate 5th District, 1959-64. Baptist. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Sigma Phi Epsilon; United World Federalists; American Legion; Rotary; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Farm Bureau; National Trust for Historic Preservation. Died November 10, 1970 (age 72 years, 164 days). Interment at Cherry Hill Cemetery, Greenville, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Lee Humber and Lena Clyde (Davis) Humber; married, October 16, 1929, to Lucie Berthier.
Allen Joines Allen Joines — of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, N.C. Democrat. Mayor of Winston-Salem, N.C., 2001-. Baptist. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: City of Winston-Salem
  Wilbur Morton Jolly (b. 1916) — also known as Wilbur M. Jolly — of Louisburg, Franklin County, N.C. Born in Ayden, Pitt County, N.C., January 16, 1916. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate 6th District, 1957-59. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Lions. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William O. Jolly and Cornelia (Mumford) Jolly.
  Walter Beaman Jones (1913-1992) — also known as Walter B. Jones — of Farmville, Pitt County, N.C. Born in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., August 19, 1913. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1955-59; member of North Carolina state senate, 1965-66; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1st District, 1966-92; died in office 1992. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Rotary; Moose; Elks; Junior Order. Died in Norfolk, Va., September 15, 1992 (age 79 years, 27 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Walter Beaman Jones, Jr. (1943-).
  The Walter B. Jones Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center, in Greenville, North Carolina, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post
  John Richard Jordan, Jr. (b. 1921) — also known as John R. Jordan, Jr. — of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Born in Winton, Hertford County, N.C., January 16, 1921. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1956; member of North Carolina state senate 13th District, 1959. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Pi Kappa Alpha; Phi Delta Phi; Lions. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John R. Jordan, Sr. and Ina Love (Mitchell) Jordan; married 1949 to Patricia Exum Weaver.
James Y. Joyner James Yadkin Joyner (1862-1954) — also known as James Y. Joyner — of La Grange, Lenoir County, N.C.; Goldsboro, Wayne County, N.C.; Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C. Born in Davidson County, N.C., August 7, 1862. School teacher and principal; Lenoir County Superintendent of Schools, 1882-83; lawyer; college professor; North Carolina superintendent of public instruction, 1902-19; one of the organizers of the Virginia-Carolina Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association, 1922. Baptist. Died in Lenoir County, N.C., January 24, 1954 (age 91 years, 170 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Joyner (1821-1863) and Sarah Ann 'Sallie' (Wooten) Joyner (1828-1863); married 1887 to Effie Harper Rouse (1866-1930).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Review of Reviews, January 1922
  Frederick Rulfs Keith (b. 1900) — also known as Fred R. Keith — of St. Pauls, Robeson County, N.C.; Lumberton, Robeson County, N.C. Born in Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C., December 25, 1900. Republican. Realtor; farmer; hardware store owner; banker; candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 7th District, 1940; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1948, 1960, 1964; chair of Robeson County Republican Party, 1952. Baptist. Member, Farm Bureau; American Legion; Tau Kappa Epsilon; Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Keith and Lillie (Rulfs) Keith; married, November 24, 1927, to Grace Butler.
  John Hosea Kerr (1873-1958) — also known as John H. Kerr — of Warrenton, Warren County, N.C. Born in Yanceyville, Caswell County, N.C., December 31, 1873. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Warrenton, N.C., 1897-98; superior court judge in North Carolina 3rd District, 1916-21; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 2nd District, 1923-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1940. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Warrenton, Warren County, N.C., June 21, 1958 (age 84 years, 172 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Warrenton, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Capt. John H. Kerr and Eliza Katherine (Yancey) Kerr; married to Ella Foote; grandnephew of John Kerr (1782-1842).
  Political family: Kerr-Settle family of North Carolina.
  Epitaph: "He Loved God And His Fellow Man."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alvin Paul Kitchin (1908-1983) — also known as A. Paul Kitchin — of Wadesboro, Anson County, N.C. Born in Scotland Neck, Halifax County, N.C., September 13, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 8th District, 1957-63. Southern Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Rotary. Died in Wadesboro, Anson County, N.C., October 22, 1983 (age 75 years, 39 days). Interment at Eastview Cemetery, Wadesboro, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Alvin Paul Kitchin (1873-1923) and Carrie Virginia (Lawrence) Kitchin (1889-1978); married to Dora Bennett Little; nephew of William Walton Kitchin and Claude Kitchin; grandson of William Hodges Kitchin; first cousin four times removed of Archibald Hunter Arrington; second cousin thrice removed of Archibald Hunter Arrington Williams (1842-1895); fourth cousin of William Terrell Kitchens, Wade Hampton Kitchens and Claude Steward Kitchens.
  Political family: Kitchin-Kitchens family of Scotland Neck, North Carolina.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Ray Lackey, Sr. (1925-2008) — also known as W. Ray Lackey — of Stony Point, Alexander County, N.C. Born in Alexander County, N.C., December 20, 1925. Democrat. Alexander County Register of Deeds; administrator, Alexander County Hospital; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1955; member of North Carolina state senate 28th District, 1959. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Lions; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Elks; Moose. Died in Statesville, Iredell County, N.C., February 23, 2008 (age 82 years, 65 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Earl J. Lackey and Bessie B. (Childers) Lackey.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  I. Beverly Lake, Jr. (b. 1934) — of North Carolina. Born in 1934. Member of North Carolina state senate; elected 1976, 1978; Republican candidate for Governor of North Carolina, 1980; superior court judge in North Carolina, 1985-92; justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1992-93, 1995-2000; chief justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 2001-. Baptist. Still living as of 2001.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Beverly Lake (1906-1996).
  Isaac Beverly Lake (1906-1996) — also known as I. Beverly Lake — of Wake Forest, Wake County, N.C. Born in Wake Forest, Wake County, N.C., August 29, 1906. Lawyer; law professor; candidate for Governor of North Carolina, 1960, 1964; justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1965-78. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Alpha Delta. Died in 1996 (age about 89 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James L. Lake and Lula (Caldwell) Lake; married to Gertrude Bell; father of I. Beverly Lake, Jr. (1934-).
  Joseph Lane (1801-1881) — of Winchester, Douglas County, Ore. Born in a log cabin near Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., December 14, 1801. Democrat. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1822-23, 1830-33, 1838-39; member of Indiana state senate, 1839-40, 1844-46; general in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; Governor of Oregon Territory, 1849-50, 1853; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Oregon Territory, 1851-59; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1852; U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1859-61; Southern Democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1860; candidate for Oregon state senate, 1880. Baptist; later Catholic. Member, Freemasons. Died in Roseburg, Douglas County, Ore., April 19, 1881 (age 79 years, 126 days). Original interment at Masonic Cemetery, Roseburg, Ore.; reinterment at Memorial Garden Cemetery, Roseburg, Ore.; cenotaph at Lone Fir Cemetery, Portland, Ore.
  Relatives: Father-in-law of Lafayette Mosher; father of La Fayette Lane; grandfather of Harry Lane; grandnephew of Joel Lane (1740?-1795); cousin *** of David Lowry Swain; first cousin by marriage of Walter Terry Colquitt.
  Political family: Lane-Colquitt family of North Carolina.
  Lane County, Ore. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edwin Sidney Lanier (1901-1983) — also known as Edwin S. Lanier — of Chapel Hill, Orange County, N.C.; Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Born near Metter, Candler County, Ga., July 19, 1901. Democrat. Mayor of Chapel Hill, N.C., 1949-55; member of North Carolina state senate 16th District, 1957-59. Baptist. Member, Rotary. Died in 1983 (age about 81 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Lanier and Hassie (Banks) Lanier; married 1934 to Nancy Thelma Herndon.
  John Davis Larkins, Jr. (1909-1990) — also known as John D. Larkins, Jr. — of Trenton, Jones County, N.C. Born in Morristown, Hamblen County, Tenn., June 8, 1909. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate 7th District, 1936-44, 1948-54; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1940, 1944 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee), 1948 (alternate), 1956, 1960; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; secretary of North Carolina Democratic Party, 1952-54; North Carolina Democratic state chair, 1954-58; member of Democratic National Committee from North Carolina, 1958-60; candidate for nomination for Governor of North Carolina, 1960; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 1967. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Woodmen; American Bar Association; Phi Alpha Delta; Elks; Moose; Freemasons; Shriners. Died February 16, 1990 (age 80 years, 253 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John D. Larkins and Emma (Cooper) Larkins; married, March 15, 1930, to Pauline Murrill.
  Alton Asa Lennon (1906-1986) — of Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C. Born in Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C., August 17, 1906. Democrat. Lawyer; recorder's court judge in North Carolina, 1934-42; member of North Carolina state senate, 1947, 1951; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1953-54; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 7th District, 1957-73. Baptist. Member, Odd Fellows; Moose. Died December 28, 1986 (age 80 years, 133 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Rosser Yates Lennon and Minnie (High) Lennon; married, October 12, 1933, to Karine Welch.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Ballard Lenoir (1775-1852) — of Tennessee. Born in Wilkes County, N.C., September 1, 1775. Member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1815-17. Baptist. Died in Roane County (part now in Loudon County), Tenn., December 14, 1852 (age 77 years, 104 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Loudon County, Tenn.
  Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Avery (daughter of Waightstill Avery (1741-1821)); father of Isaac Thomas Lenoir.
  Political families: Pendleton family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Beakes-Greene-Jennings family of Michigan; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Lenoir-Avery family of North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Scott Wike Lucas (1892-1968) — also known as Scott W. Lucas — of Havana, Mason County, Ill. Born near Chandlerville, Cass County, Ill., February 19, 1892. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1932, 1940, 1944 (speaker), 1948, 1952 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1956, 1960, 1964; U.S. Representative from Illinois 20th District, 1935-39; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1939-51; defeated, 1950; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1944. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion. Professional baseball player, 3-I League, three years. Died in Rocky Mount, Nash County, N.C., February 22, 1968 (age 76 years, 3 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Havana, Ill.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Mark Majette (b. 1865) — of Columbia, Tyrrell County, N.C. Born in Como, Hertford County, N.C., September 19, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Columbia, N.C., 1888-1900, 1905-07; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Tyrrell County, 1909-14; member of North Carolina state senate 2nd District, 1915-16. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Charles Henry Martin (1848-1931) — also known as Charles H. Martin — of Louisburg, Franklin County, N.C.; Raleigh, Wake County, N.C.; Polkton, Anson County, N.C. Born near Youngsville, Franklin County, N.C., August 28, 1848. School principal; lawyer; ordained minister; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 6th District, 1895-99. Baptist. Died in Polkton, Anson County, N.C., April 19, 1931 (age 82 years, 234 days). Interment at Williams Cemetery, Polkton, N.C.
  Relatives: Great-grandson of Nathaniel Macon (1757-1837).
  Political family: Walker-Alston family of North Carolina.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Charles B. Mashburn — of Marshall, Madison County, N.C. Born in McDowell County, N.C. Republican. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Madison County, 1893-94; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1904; member of North Carolina state senate 35th District, 1913-14. Baptist. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Mashburn and Jane (Finley) Mashburn.
  Robert Hayes McNeill (b. 1877) — also known as Robert H. McNeill — of Jefferson, Ashe County, N.C.; Washington, D.C. Born in Wilkes County, N.C., April 25, 1877. Republican. Candidate for superior court judge in North Carolina, 1901; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1904, 1936, 1948, 1956; candidate for Governor of North Carolina, 1940. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution. Burial location unknown.
  William Medford (b. 1909) — of Waynesville, Haywood County, N.C. Born in Bryson City, Swain County, N.C., January 29, 1909. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate, 1947-48, 1951-52, 1955-56, 1959; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, 1961-69. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of A. T. Medford and Verna (Welch) Medford; married 1940 to Martha Mock.
  Grady Mercer (b. 1906) — of Beulaville, Duplin County, N.C. Born in Beulaville, Duplin County, N.C., January 18, 1906. Democrat. Lawyer; farmer; county judge in North Carolina, 1940; member of North Carolina state senate 9th District, 1959. Baptist. Member, Farm Bureau; Woodmen; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Louis Albert Mercer and Frances (Grady) Mercer; married 1934 to Mary Harriett Scarborough.
  Wayland Mitchell (b. 1871) — of Lewiston (now part of Lewiston Woodville), Bertie County, N.C. Born in Bertie County, N.C., September 9, 1871. Democrat. Physician; farmer; member of North Carolina state senate 3rd District, 1919, 1935. Baptist. Burial location unknown.
  John Motley Morehead (1870-1965) — also known as John M. Morehead — of Rye, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Spray (now part of Eden), Rockingham County, N.C., November 3, 1870. Republican. Mayor of Rye, N.Y., 1926-30; U.S. Minister to Sweden, 1930-33; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1940. Baptist. Member, Society of the Cincinnati; American Legion; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Died in 1965 (age about 94 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Turner Morehead and Elizabeth (Connally) Morehead.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Robert Burren Morgan (1925-2016) — also known as Robert Morgan — of Lillington, Harnett County, N.C. Born in Lillington, Harnett County, N.C., October 5, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate 12th District, 1955-67; North Carolina state attorney general, 1969-74; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1975-81; defeated, 1980. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Rotary; Phi Alpha Delta. Died July 16, 2016 (age 90 years, 285 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Harvey Morgan and Alice (Butts) Morgan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Robert Foster Morgan (b. 1922) — also known as Robert F. Morgan — of Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C. Born in Anderson County, S.C., June 24, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; member of North Carolina state senate 27th District, 1953-59. Baptist. Member, Rotary; Jaycees; Freemasons. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of O. Z. Morgan and Minnietta (Foster) Morgan; married 1953 to Ruth Norment Moore.
  Z. V. Morgan — of Hamlet, Richmond County, N.C. Born in Marshville, Union County, N.C. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate 18th District, 1935. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  John P. Patton — of Flat Rock, Henderson County, N.C. Born in Henderson County, N.C. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Henderson County, 1913-14. Baptist. Burial location unknown.
  Edgar Allen Poe (1868-1949) — also known as Edgar A. Poe — of Lenoir, Caldwell County, N.C. Born in Dallas, Gaston County, N.C., April 15, 1868. Lawyer; architect; contractor; mayor of Lenoir, N.C., 1899-1901, 1904-06. Baptist. Died September 5, 1949 (age 81 years, 143 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edmund Allen Poe and Elizabeth Amanda (Corpening) Poe; married to Maude Miller.
  Leonidas Lafayette Polk (1837-1892) — of North Carolina. Born in Anson County, N.C., April 24, 1837. Member of North Carolina house of commons, 1860; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1866; newspaper editor; North Carolina commissioner of agriculture, 1877-80; national president of the Farmers' Alliance. Baptist. Member, Grange. Founder of Polkton, N.C. Elected to the North Carolina Agricultural Hall of Fame in 1957. Died from a bladder hemorrhage, in Washington, D.C., June 11, 1892 (age 55 years, 48 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Polk and Sereba Autry Polk; married 1857 to Sarah Pamela Gaddy.
  Epitaph: "Editor, orator, patriot, Christian. The friend of popular education and civil liberty."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Benjamin Pool (1841-1899) — also known as James B. Pool — of Alexander County, N.C. Born in Ellendale, Burke County (now Alexander County), N.C., April 5, 1841. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; farmer; school teacher; minister; Alexander County Register of Deeds, 1870-80; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1880-82; Alexander County Commissioner, 1887-90; Alexander County Clerk of Court, 1890-98. Baptist. Died in Alexander County, N.C., October 7, 1899 (age 58 years, 185 days). Interment at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Alexander County, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of William Pool (1807-1882) and Mary (Austin) Pool (1809-1865); married, August 22, 1865, to Elizabeth Jane Teague (1842-1906); father of Osmund Fairworth Pool (1874-1955).
  David Eugene Price (b. 1940) — also known as David E. Price — of Chapel Hill, Orange County, N.C. Born in Erwin, Unicoi County, Tenn., August 17, 1940. Democrat. Legislative aide, U.S. Senator E. L. 'Bob' Bartlett, 1963-67; university professor; North Carolina Democratic state chair, 1983-84; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 4th District, 1987-95, 1997-; defeated, 1994; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2000, 2004, 2008. Baptist. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Ralph Heyward Ramsey, Jr. (b. 1900) — also known as Ralph Ramsey, Jr. — of Brevard, Transylvania County, N.C. Born in Wedgefield, Sumter County, S.C., April 7, 1900. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; mayor of Brevard, N.C., 1931-33; member of North Carolina state senate 32nd District, 1935; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1956. Baptist. Member, Kiwanis; Pi Kappa Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ralph Heywood Ramsey and Una Elizabeth (Wells) Ramsey; married 1926 to Mary Dick Alford.
  Ralph James Scott (1905-1983) — of Danbury, Stokes County, N.C. Born near Pinnacle, Surry County, N.C., October 15, 1905. Democrat. Chair of Stokes County Democratic Party, 1935; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1936-37; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1957-67. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Moose. Died in Danbury, Stokes County, N.C., August 5, 1983 (age 77 years, 294 days). Interment at Pinnacle Baptist Church Cemetery, Pinnacle, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Martin Scott and Daisy (Cook) Scott; married, November 30, 1929, to Verna Viola Denny.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Herbert Floyd Seawell (b. 1869) — also known as Herbert F. Seawell — of Carthage, Moore County, N.C. Born in Duplin County, N.C., August 8, 1869. Republican. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 1910-13; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1916, 1920 (alternate), 1924 (alternate), 1928; candidate for Governor of North Carolina, 1928. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Virgil Newton Seawell and Ellen (Croom) Seawell; married, July 30, 1895, to Ella McNeill.
  Mitchell Lee Shipman (b. 1866) — also known as Mitchell L. Shipman — of Transylvania County, N.C.; Henderson County, N.C. Born in Bowman's Bluff, Henderson County, N.C., December 31, 1866. Democrat. School teacher; newspaper editor; Transylvania County School Superintendent, 1892-95; chair of Henderson County Democratic Party, 1898-1906; North Carolina commissioner of labor, 1909-25. Baptist. Member, Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Junior Order; Royal Arcanum; Anti-Saloon League. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of F. M. Shipman and Martha A. (Dawson) Shipman; married, July 12, 1896, to Lula Osborne.
  John Cuthbert Sikes (b. 1880) — also known as J. C. Sikes — of Monroe, Union County, N.C. Born in Union County, N.C., August 31, 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Union County, 1911-14. Baptist. Burial location unknown.
  James Oscar Simpkins (b. 1923) — also known as James O. Simpkins — of New Bern, Craven County, N.C. Born in Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C., January 29, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; jeweler; member of North Carolina state senate 7th District, 1959. Baptist. Member, Jaycees; Civitan; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Melvin Simpkins and Willie Mae (Fickling) Simpkins; married 1944 to Evelyn Christine Brewer.
  Charles Aurelius Smith (1861-1916) — of South Carolina. Born in Hertford County, N.C., January 21, 1861. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1910; Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1911-15; Governor of South Carolina, 1915. Baptist. Died in Baltimore, Md., April 1, 1916 (age 55 years, 71 days). Interment at Byrd Cemetery, Timmonsville, S.C.
  Relatives: Married to Fannie L. Byrd.
  George C. Stallings (b. 1847) — of Durham, Durham County, N.C. Born in Wake County, N.C., 1847. Democrat. Farmer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Durham County, 1913-14. Baptist. Burial location unknown.
  Thomas H. Steele (b. 1887) — of Statesville, Iredell County, N.C. Born in Virginia, August 26, 1887. Democrat. Writer; accountant; lecturer; member of North Carolina state senate 25th District, 1935. Baptist. Member, Rotary; Odd Fellows; Patriotic Order Sons of America. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John H. Steele and Julia (Hensley) Steele; married to Grace Vawter Bates.
  Charles Hart Taylor (b. 1941) — also known as Charles H. Taylor — of Brevard, Transylvania County, N.C. Born in Brevard, Transylvania County, N.C., January 23, 1941. Republican. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1967-73; member of North Carolina state senate, 1973-75; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 11th District, 1991-; defeated, 1988. Baptist. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Richard Vipon Taylor (1859-1939) — also known as Richard V. Taylor — of Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Born in New Bern, Craven County, N.C., August 11, 1859. Vice-president and general manager, Mobile & Ohio Railroad; headed federalized railroads in three states during World War I; mayor of Mobile, Ala., 1922-24, 1933-34, 1936-37; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1926-29. Baptist. Died in Point Clear, Baldwin County, Ala., December 22, 1939 (age 80 years, 133 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Nixon Taylor (1820-1884) and Susan (Stevenson) Taylor (1825-1870); brother of Hannis Taylor (1851-1922); married, August 10, 1882, to Helen Billingsley Buck (1861-1942).
  Political family: Taylor-LeBaron family.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Roy Arthur Taylor (1910-1995) — also known as Roy A. Taylor — of Black Mountain, Buncombe County, N.C. Born in Vader, Lewis County, Wash., January 31, 1910. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1947-53; U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1960-77 (12th District 1960-63, 11th District 1963-77). Baptist. Member, Lions. Died in Black Mountain, Buncombe County, N.C., February 28, 1995 (age 85 years, 28 days). Interment at Mountain View Memorial Park, Black Mountain, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur A. Taylor and Lola (Morgan) Taylor; married, May 8, 1932, to Evelyn Reeves.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Farris Teague (1885-1977) — also known as S. F. Teague — of Goldsboro, Wayne County, N.C. Born in Randolph County, N.C., July 24, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate 8th District, 1935. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Junior Order. Died in November, 1977 (age 92 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Samuel E. Teague and Elizabeth (Moffitt) Teague.
  Francis Edgar Thomas (b. 1871) — also known as F. E. Thomas — of Wadesboro, Anson County, N.C. Born in Diamond Hill, Anson County, N.C., December 25, 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Anson County, 1913-16. Baptist. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Williams Thomas and Susan (Liles) Thomas; married 1910 to Lucy Hawkins.
  Joe Max Thomas (1915-1993) — also known as J. Max Thomas — of Marshville, Union County, N.C. Born in Marshville, Union County, N.C., July 9, 1915. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Union County Recorder's Court Judge, 1948-52; member of North Carolina state senate 19th District, 1955-59. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Lions; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., August 15, 1993 (age 78 years, 37 days). Interment at Marshville Cemetery, Marshville, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of John W. Thomas and Lillian Maude (Hasty) Thomas; married 1940 to Myrtle Herron Glenn (died 1946); married 1947 to Vergie Emma Griffin (1915-2006).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benjamin Walter Thomason (1893-1987) — also known as B. W. Thomason — of Brevard, Transylvania County, N.C. Born in Greenville County, S.C., August 15, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; Baptist minister; member of North Carolina state senate 32nd District, 1959; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1965-66. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1987 (age about 93 years). Interment somewhere in Brevard, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Arnold Thomason and Emma (Leake) Thomason; married to Jannette Martin.
  Lucille W. Thornhill (b. 1917) — also known as Lucille Wooten — of Bluefield, Mercer County, W.Va. Born in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, N.C., April 21, 1917. Democrat. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Mercer County, 1965-66, 1969-70; appointed 1965. Female. Baptist. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Richard Stephen Wooten and Inez C. (Shipp) Wooten; married, December 13, 1941, to Robert E. Thornhill.
  Durant Howard Tillett (b. 1883) — also known as D. H. Tillett — of Camden, Camden County, N.C. Born near Shiloh, Camden County, N.C., April 25, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Camden County, 1907, 1913-14. Baptist. Member, Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Gideon Marchant Tillett and Bettie Ferebee (Sanderlin) Tillett.
  Edolphus Towns (b. 1934) — also known as Ed Towns — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Chadbourn, Columbus County, N.C., July 21, 1934. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York, 1983-2003 (11th District 1983-93, 10th District 1993-2003); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Presbyterian or Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Kiwanis; Phi Beta Sigma. Still living as of 2014.
  Cross-reference: Nydia M. Velázquez
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Itimous Thaddeus Valentine, Jr. (1926-2015) — also known as Tim Valentine — of Nashville, Nash County, N.C. Born in Nashville, Nash County, N.C., March 15, 1926. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1955-60; North Carolina Democratic state chair, 1966-68; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1968; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 2nd District, 1983-95. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Lions; Jaycees. Died in Nashville, Nash County, N.C., November 10, 2015 (age 89 years, 240 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Joel Vandeveer (1791-1874) — of Indiana. Born in Orange County, N.C., June 16, 1791. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1833-38, 1844-46; candidate for Indiana state senate, 1838. Baptist. Died in Pana, Christian County, Ill., August 15, 1874 (age 83 years, 60 days). Interment at Mound Cemetery, Pana, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of John Vandeveer (1750-1820) and Amelia (Speer) Vandeveer; married to Rachel Moore (1799-1844) and Rebecca Britton (1818-1881); uncle of Horatio Middleton Vandeveer; granduncle of William Thomas Vandeveer (1842-1936).
  Political family: Vandeveer family of Taylorville, Illinois.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bradley Mark Walker (b. 1969) — also known as Mark Walker — Born in Dothan, Houston County, Ala., May 20, 1969. Republican. Minister; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 6th District, 2015-. Baptist. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  J. Thomas Wall (b. 1845) — of near Stoneville, Rockingham County, N.C. Born near Madison, Rockingham County, N.C., 1845. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; farmer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Rockingham County, 1911-16. Baptist. Burial location unknown.
  Alfred Decatur Ward (b. 1859) — also known as A. D. Ward — of Kenansville, Duplin County, N.C.; New Bern, Craven County, N.C. Born near Rosehill, Duplin County, N.C., December 25, 1859. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Kenansville, N.C., 1888-92; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Duplin County, 1893-94; member of North Carolina state senate 7th District, 1913-16. Baptist. Member, Royal Arcanum; American Bar Association. Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery, New Bern, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of William Robinson Ward and Keziah Jane (Johnson) Ward; married, October 22, 1899, to Carolina Virginia Farrior.
  David Livingstone Ward (b. 1860) — of New Bern, Craven County, N.C. Born in Greene County, N.C., October 24, 1860. Lawyer; Craven County Attorney, 1898-1904; member of North Carolina state senate, 1905; superior court judge in North Carolina, 1910. Baptist. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. David G. Ward and Emily Adelaide (Moye) Ward; married to Carrie Louise Schollenberger.
  John Stanley Watkins (b. 1879) — also known as John S. Watkins — of Granville County, N.C. Born in Granville County, N.C., October 8, 1879. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1923-27; member of North Carolina state senate 15th District, 1935. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Woodmen. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John A. Watkins and Margaret (Reid) Watkins; married 1905 to Belle Norwood.
  Carroll Wayland Weathers (b. 1901) — also known as Carroll W. Weathers — of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Born in Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C., October 18, 1901. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate 13th District, 1935. Baptist. Member, Kappa Alpha Order. Burial location unknown.
  Walter Herbert Weatherspoon (1884-1972) — also known as W. H. Weatherspoon — of Laurinburg, Scotland County, N.C. Born in Durham County, N.C., February 7, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Scotland County, 1911-14. Baptist. Member, Knights of Pythias. Died in 1972 (age about 88 years). Burial location unknown.
  Edwin Yates Webb (1872-1955) — also known as Edwin Y. Webb — of Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C. Born in Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C., May 23, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; chair of Cleveland County Democratic Party, 1898-1902; member of North Carolina state senate, 1901-03; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 9th District, 1903-19; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina, 1919-48. Baptist. Co-sponsor, National Prohibition Amendment to U.S. Constitution. Died in Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C., February 7, 1955 (age 82 years, 260 days). Interment at Sunset Cemetery, Shelby, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. G. M. Webb and Priscilla J. Webb; brother of J. L. Webb (1881?-?); married, November 15, 1894, to Miss Willie Simmons.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Harold Norman West (b. 1920) — of Moncks Corner, Berkeley County, S.C. Born in Rocky Mount, Nash County, N.C., August 15, 1920. Lawyer; Berkeley County Master in Equity, 1954-60; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1961-67. Baptist. Member, Omicron Delta Kappa; Freemasons; Rotary. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of W. Edgar West, Sr. and Imel Joyce West; married, July 20, 1946, to Marjorie Ann Hodges.
  Marshall G. West (1923-1990) — of Oceana, Wyoming County, W.Va. Born in Guyan, Wyoming County, W.Va., July 17, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Wyoming County, 1959-62. Baptist. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Moose; Lions; Rotary. Died, of stomach cancer, in Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., January 10, 1990 (age 66 years, 177 days). Cremated.
  T. G. Westmoreland (b. 1964) — also known as Wes Westmoreland — of Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C. Born in Cleveland County, N.C., May 4, 1964. Republican. Founder and president, Westmoreland Printers, Shelby, N.C.; chair of Cleveland County Republican Party, 2004-08, 2009-11; member of North Carolina state senate 46th District, 2012-; defeated, 2006; appointed 2012. Southern Baptist. Still living as of 2012.
  Relatives: Second great-grandson of John Franklin Westmoreland (1847-1913).
  Adam Jackson Whitley, Jr. (b. 1894) — also known as Adam J. Whitley, Jr. — of Smithfield, Johnston County, N.C. Born in Johnston County, N.C., April 14, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; farmer; member of North Carolina state senate 8th District, 1949-59; member of North Carolina Democratic State Executive Committee, 1953. Baptist. Member, Junior Order; American Legion; Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Adam Jackson Whitley and Abigail (Casey) Whitley; married 1923 to Florence Elizabeth Lassiter.
  Charles Orville Whitley (1927-2002) — of North Carolina. Born in Siler City, Chatham County, N.C., January 3, 1927. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 3rd District, 1977-87. Baptist. Died in Durham, Durham County, N.C., October 27, 2002 (age 75 years, 297 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Thomas Williams (b. 1851) — also known as J. T. Williams — of Harrellsville, Hertford County, N.C. Born in Bertie County, N.C., February 27, 1851. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Hertford County, 1913-14. Baptist. Member, Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Joseph Redmond Williams (b. 1909) — also known as Joe Williams — of Yadkinville, Yadkin County, N.C. Born in Yadkinville, Yadkin County, N.C., February 1, 1909. Republican. Grocer; member of North Carolina state senate 24th District, 1935. Baptist. Member, Phi Kappa Delta. Burial location unknown.
  Arthur W. Williamson (b. 1912) — of Cerro Gordo, Columbus County, N.C. Born in Cerro Gordo, Columbus County, N.C., November 6, 1912. Democrat. Farmer; fertilizer dealer; member of North Carolina state senate 10th District, 1955-59. Baptist. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Marshall Edcar Williamson and Annie Belle Williamson; married to Elizabeth Peal.
  Julius Robert Williamson (b. 1869) — also known as J. R. Williamson — of Whiteville, Columbus County, N.C.; Cerro Gordo, Columbus County, N.C. Born near Cerro Gordo, Columbus County, N.C., December 25, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1908; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Columbus County, 1913-14, 1921-22. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  William Irwin Witty (b. 1853) — also known as William I. Witty — of near Summerfield, Rockingham County, N.C. Born in Rockingham County, N.C., June 8, 1853. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Rockingham County, 1909-14. Baptist. Burial location unknown.
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