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French ancestry Politicians in North Carolina

  Mary Reamey Few (1885-1971) — also known as Mary Reamey Thomas; Mrs. W. P. Few — of Durham, Durham County, N.C. Born in Martinsville, Va., 1885. Republican. Member of Republican National Committee from North Carolina, 1944-54; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1948, 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee; speaker). Female. Methodist. French Huguenot and English ancestry. Member, American Association of University Women; Daughters of the American Revolution; Colonial Dames. Died in Durham, Durham County, N.C., January 12, 1971 (age about 85 years). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, N.C.
  Relatives: Daughter of Lyne Starling Thomas and Elizabeth Ann (Sheffield) Thomas; married, August 17, 1911, to William Preston Few (1867-1940; president of Duke University, 1924-40; second great-grandnephew of William Few (1748-1828)).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albion Winegar Tourgee (1838-1905) — also known as Albion W. Tourgee — of Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C.; Raleigh, Wake County, N.C.; Denver, Colo.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Mayville, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Williamsfield, Ashtabula County, Ohio, May 2, 1838. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; newspaper editor; delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1868, 1875; superior court judge in North Carolina, 1868-75; candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1878; author; U.S. Consul in Bordeaux, 1897-1905, died in office 1905. French Huguenot and Swiss ancestry. Died, of acute uremia, due to an infected wound, in Bordeaux, France, May 21, 1905 (age 67 years, 19 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mayville Cemetery, Mayville, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Louisa Emma (Winegar) Tourgee and Valentine Tourgee (1814-1889); married 1863 to Emma Doiska Kilbourne; uncle of Clyde Carlos Tourgee (1876-1945).
  See also Wikipedia article
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