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Politician members in North Carolina

  Charles Laban Abernethy (1872-1955) — also known as Charles L. Abernethy — of New Bern, Craven County, N.C. Born in Burke County, N.C., March 18, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1900, 1904; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 3rd District, 1922-35. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Redmen; Elks; Woodmen; Knights of Pythias; Junior Order; Kiwanis. Died in New Bern, Craven County, N.C., February 23, 1955 (age 82 years, 342 days). Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery, New Bern, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Turner Abernethy and Martha Anna (Scott) Abernethy; married, December 19, 1895, to Minnie M. May.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Linville H. Allred (1876-1965) — of Smithfield, Johnston County, N.C. Born in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., June 14, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Johnston County, 1911-14. Member, Odd Fellows; Junior Order; Freemasons; Shriners. Died November 25, 1965 (age 89 years, 164 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Erwin, Tenn.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  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.
  Marsden Bellamy (1878-1968) — of Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C. Born in Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C., December 4, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; chair of New Hanover County Democratic Party, 1910-12; member of North Carolina state senate 10th District, 1913-14. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Junior Order; Redmen; Elks. Died, from arteriosclerotic heart disease, in Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C., March 20, 1968 (age 89 years, 107 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Marsden Bellamy (1843-1909) and Harriet Susan (Harllee) Bellamy (1846-1924); married, November 14, 1906, to Virginia Hart 'Sue' Clark (1880-1971); nephew of John Dillard Bellamy and George Harriss Bellamy; first cousin of Emmett Hargrove Bellamy (1891-1952).
  Political family: Bellamy family of Wilmington, North Carolina.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Silas J. Bennett (b. 1874) — also known as S. J. Bennett — of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, N.C. Born in Surry County, N.C., August 21, 1874. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Forsyth County, 1913-14. Member, Junior Order; Odd Fellows. 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
  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
  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.
  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
  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.
  Frederick Williamson Bynum (b. 1882) — also known as Frederick W. Bynum — of Pittsboro, Chatham County, N.C. Born in Pittsboro, Chatham County, N.C., January 30, 1882. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Chatham County, 1913-16. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  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.
  Theodore Gettys Cobb (b. 1867) — also known as Theodore G. Cobb — of Morganton, Burke County, N.C. Born in Newton, Catawba County, N.C., May 9, 1867. Mayor of Morganton, N.C., 1903-04; chief clerk, North Carolina House of Representatives, 1909, 1911, 1913. Member, Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of R. A. Cobb and Matilda (Falls) Cobb; married, December 14, 1887, to Martha Ella Kincaid.
  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.
  Beriah Thaddeus Cox (b. 1863) — also known as B. T. Cox — of Winterville, Pitt County, N.C. Born in Pitt County, N.C., July 30, 1863. Democrat. Physician; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Pitt County, 1909, 1913-14. Member, Junior Order. 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.
  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.
  Samuel James Ervin, Jr. (1896-1985) — also known as Sam J. Ervin, Jr. — of Morganton, Burke County, N.C. Born in Morganton, Burke County, N.C., September 27, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1923-25, 1931; chair of Burke County Democratic Party, 1924; member of North Carolina Democratic State Executive Committee, 1930-37; superior court judge in North Carolina, 1937-43; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 10th District, 1946-47; justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1948-54; appointed 1948; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1954-74; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1956, 1964. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Historical Association; American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Farm Bureau; Grange; Sons of the American Revolution; Society of the Cincinnati; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Order of Ahepa; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Kiwanis; Junior Order; Newcomen Society; Sigma Upsilon; Phi Delta Phi. Died in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, N.C., April 23, 1985 (age 88 years, 208 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Morganton, N.C.; statue at County Courthouse Grounds, Morganton, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel James Ervin and Laura Theresa (Powe) Ervin; brother of Joseph Wilson Ervin; married, June 18, 1924, to Margaret Bruce Bell; father of Laura Powe Ervin (daughter-in-law of Hallett Sydney Ward) and Samuel James Ervin III (1926-1999).
  Political family: Ervin family of Morganton, North Carolina.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Thaddeus Armie Eure (1899-c.1992) — also known as Thad Eure — of Winton, Hertford County, N.C. Born in Gates County, N.C., November 15, 1899. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Winton, N.C., 1923-28; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1929; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1932; secretary of state of North Carolina, 1936-89. Congregationalist. Member, Kiwanis; Elks; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Theta Chi; Junior Order. Longest serving state official in American history. Died about 1992 (age about 93 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Tazewell A. Eure and Armecia (Langstun) Eure; married to Minta Banks.
  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.
  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
  Samuel Bunn Frink (b. 1899) — also known as Samuel B. Frink; S. B. Frink — of Southport, Brunswick County, N.C. Born in Shallotte, Brunswick County, N.C., October 2, 1899. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate 10th District, 1935-36, 1939-40, 1959; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1940, 1952 (alternate). Methodist; later Episcopalian. Member, Junior Order; American Legion; Forty and Eight. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of D. S. Frink and Martha Gore Frink.
  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
  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.
  James Rufus Gordon (1857-1931) — also known as James R. Gordon — of Jamestown, Guilford County, N.C. Born in Jamestown, Guilford County, N.C., February 23, 1857. Physician; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Guilford County, 1905-09, 1913-14. Methodist. Member, Junior Order. Died in Guilford County, N.C., February 20, 1931 (age 73 years, 362 days). Interment at Deep River Friends Meeting Cemetery, Near Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C.
  Lloyd Lee Gravely (1889-1953) — also known as Lloyd L. Gravely — of Rocky Mount, Nash County, N.C. Born in Danville, Va., December 5, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; tobacco buyer; manager, tobacco products factory; director and general manager, China America Tobacco Co.; director, Standard Insurance and Realty Co.; mayor of Rocky Mount, N.C., 1925-28; member of North Carolina state senate 6th District, 1929-32, 1935. Methodist. Member, Kiwanis; Phi Delta Theta; Phi Delta Phi; Junior Order; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Sons of the American Revolution. Died March 6, 1953 (age 63 years, 91 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Oglesby Winston Gravely (1862-1932) and Lula (Keene) Gravely (1866-1950); married, August 2, 1916, to Mary Clarke Hoofnagle.
  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.
  John Bryan Grimes (1868-1923) — also known as J. Bryan Grimes — of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Born in Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., June 3, 1868. Democrat. Planter; member, North Carolina Board of Agriculture, 1899-1900; president, Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina; secretary of state of North Carolina, 1901-23; died in office 1923. Episcopalian. Scottish ancestry. Member, Sons of the Revolution; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Junior Order. Died January 16, 1923 (age 54 years, 227 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Bryan Grimes and Charlotte Emily (Bryan) Grimes; married, November 14, 1894, to Mary Octavia Laughinghouse; married 1904 to Elizabeth Forest Laughinghouse.
  John Oliver Gunn (1892-1992) — also known as J. O. Gunn — of Yanceyville, Caswell County, N.C. Born in Pelham, Caswell County, N.C., December 27, 1892. Democrat. Farmer; automobile dealer; banker; Caswell County Treasurer, 1936-40; chair of Caswell County Democratic Party, 1942-45; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1945-57, 1965-67; secretary, Royal Hosiery Mills. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Order of the Eastern Star; Rotary; Junior Order. Died, in Memorial Hospital, Danville, Va., February 18, 1992 (age 99 years, 53 days). Interment at Yanceyville United Methodist Church Cemetery, Yanceyville, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Griffin Gunn (1857-1909) and Nannie Elizabeth (Rudd) Gunn (1860-1948); married to Annie Warner Newman (1899-1996); first cousin of John Henry Gunn (1882-1962; who married Hettie Elizabeth Tolbert (1893-1958)).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Cicero Hammer (1865-1930) — also known as William C. Hammer — of Asheboro, Randolph County, N.C. Born near Asheboro, Randolph County, N.C., March 24, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; mayor of Asheboro, N.C., 1895-99; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1896, 1912 (member, Credentials Committee); U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, 1914-20; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 7th District, 1921-30; died in office 1930. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Junior Order; Woodmen of the World. Died in Asheboro, Randolph County, N.C., September 26, 1930 (age 65 years, 186 days). Interment at City Cemetery, Asheboro, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of William C. Hammer and Hannah Jane (Burrows) Hammer; married, December 21, 1893, to Minnie Lee Hancock.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  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.
  Thomas Henry Hatchett (b. 1865) — also known as T. Henry Hatchett — of near Blanch, Caswell County, N.C. Born in Caswell County, N.C., July 16, 1865. Democrat. Farmer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Caswell County, 1913-14. Methodist. Member, Junior Order; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  David Ezekiel Henderson (1879-1968) — also known as David E. Henderson — of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C.; Scalybark, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Born in Deppe, Onslow County, N.C., September 3, 1879. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, 1945-48; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina, 1948-49; resigned 1949. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Junior Order; Redmen; Woodmen of the World; Kiwanis. Died July 25, 1968 (age 88 years, 326 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Franklin Henderson and Mary (Shepard) Henderson; married, August 29, 1912, to Mattie Jenkins (1885-1978).
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clyde Roark Hoey (1877-1954) — also known as Clyde R. Hoey — of Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C. Born in Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C., December 11, 1877. Democrat. Newspaper editor; lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1899-1902; member of North Carolina state senate, 1903-06; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1904, 1940, 1944 (speaker), 1948, 1952; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 9th District, 1919-21; Governor of North Carolina, 1937-41; member of Democratic National Committee from North Carolina, 1941-44; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1945-54; died in office 1954; member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1953-54; died in office 1954. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Woodmen; Junior Order; Knights of Pythias; Omicron Delta Kappa; Sigma Chi. Died from a stroke, at his desk in his congressional office, in Washington, D.C., May 12, 1954 (age 76 years, 152 days). Interment at Sunset Cemetery, Shelby, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Alberta Hoey and Mary Charlotte (Roark) Hoey; married, March 22, 1900, to Bessie Gardner (died 1942; sister of Oliver Max Gardner (1882-1947)).
  Political family: Gardner family of Shelby, North Carolina.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Allan Denny Ivie (b. 1873) — also known as A. D. Ivie — of Leaksville (now part of Eden), Rockingham County, N.C. Born in Patrick County, Va., May 3, 1873. Democrat. Lawyer; farmer; member of North Carolina state senate, 1911, 1913-14 (20th District 1911, 19th District 1913-14). Methodist. Member, Junior Order; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Sterling Ivie and Sallie (Scales) Ivie; married, October 11, 1905, to Annie McKinney.
  Rivers Dunn Johnson (1885-1958) — also known as Rivers D. Johnson — of Warsaw, Duplin County, N.C. Born in Wilson, Wilson County, N.C., December 29, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Warsaw, N.C., 1909-10; member of North Carolina state senate 9th District, 1912-13, 1915-16, 1923-24, 1927-28, 1931-32, 1935-36; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1916, 1924. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Order of the Eastern Star; Junior Order; Rotary. Died in Kenansville, Duplin County, N.C., January 13, 1958 (age 72 years, 15 days). Interment at Pinecrest Cemetery, Warsaw, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Seymour Anderson Johnson (1838-1923) and Anne Eliza (Clarke) Johnson (1844-1923); married 1921 to Olivia R. Best (1897-1988).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Andrew Jonas (1876-1955) — also known as Charles A. Jonas — of Lincolnton, Lincoln County, N.C. Born near Lincolnton, Lincoln County, N.C., August 14, 1876. Republican. Lawyer; general counsel and director, Midland Oil Company; postmaster; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1912 (alternate), 1916, 1928 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1932, 1936 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1940, 1944; member of North Carolina state senate 30th District, 1915-18; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1927-30, 1935-38; member of Republican National Committee from North Carolina, 1927-40; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 9th District, 1929-31; defeated, 1942; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, 1931-32; candidate for U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1938. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Modern Woodmen; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Junior Order. Died May 25, 1955 (age 78 years, 284 days). Interment at Hollybrook Cemetery, Lincolnton, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Cephus Anderson Jonas and Martha Dianna (Scronce) Jonas; married, August 23, 1902, to Rosa Petrie; father of Charles Raper Jonas (1904-1988).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  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
  Benjamin Rice Lacy (1854-1929) — also known as Benjamin R. Lacy — of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Born in Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., June 19, 1854. Democrat. Locomotive engineer; North Carolina state treasurer, 1901-29; died in office 1929. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Junior Order; Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Died February 21, 1929 (age 74 years, 247 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Drury Lacy and Mary Richie (Rice) Lacy; married, June 27, 1882, to Mary Burwell.
  John Walter Lambeth, Sr. (1868-1934) — of Thomasville, Davidson County, N.C. Born in Thomasville, Davidson County, N.C., May 25, 1868. Democrat. Furniture manufacturer; mayor of Thomasville, N.C., 1901-07; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1916. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Junior Order; Rotary. Died in 1934 (age about 66 years). Interment at City Cemetery, Thomasville, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of David Thomas Lambeth and Carolyn (Simmons) Lambeth; married to Daisy Hunt Sumner (1869-1933); father of John Walter Lambeth (1896-1961).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  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.
  John Franklin Newell (1869-1945) — also known as Jake F. Newell — of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Born in Cabarrus County, N.C., February 15, 1869. Republican. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 9th District, 1904, 1914, 1920; candidate for North Carolina state attorney general, 1908; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1924 (alternate), 1932, 1940; candidate for U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1932. Methodist. Member, Junior Order. Worked against repeal of Prohibition. Died, from heart disease, in Waynesville, Haywood County, N.C., August 9, 1945 (age 76 years, 175 days). Interment at Bogers Chapel Cemetery, Concord, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of William Greene Newell (1848-1924) and Elizabeth Caroline (Hudson) Newell (1851-1929); married, December 30, 1915, to Frances Moody Black (1884-1966).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Abner Clinton Payne (b. 1871) — also known as Abner C. Payne — of Taylorsville, Alexander County, N.C. Born in Caldwell County, N.C., August 7, 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Taylorsville, N.C. 1901-05, 1909; secretary and treasurer, Taylorsville Cotton Mill Company, 1907-09; member of North Carolina state senate 33rd District, 1913-14. Member, Freemasons; Junior Order; Odd Fellows; Woodmen of the World. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Waller L. Payne and Mary Elizabeth (Downs) Payne; married 1898 to Grace Sloan.
  Calvert Goosley Peebles (b. 1870) — also known as C. G. Peebles — of Jackson, Northampton County, N.C. Born in Jackson, Northampton County, N.C., September 13, 1870. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Jackson, N.C. 1893-94; member of North Carolina state senate 3rd District, 1913-14. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Gamma Delta; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Wallace Peebles and Margaret Rebecca (Goosley) Peebles; married 1908 to Julia Southall Bowen.
  Doctrine Clark Perry (b. 1868) — also known as D. C. Perry — of Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, N.C. Born in Okisko, Pasquotank County, N.C., October 18, 1868. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Pasquotank County, 1913-14. Methodist. Member, Odd Fellows; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Robert Lee Phillips (b. 1879) — also known as R. L. Phillips — of Robbinsville, Graham County, N.C. Born in 1879. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Graham County, 1913-14. Member, Junior Order. Interment at Old Mother Church Cemetery, Robbinsville, N.C.
  Charles G. Reavis (1892-1964) — of Yadkinville, Yadkin County, N.C. Born in Yadkin County, N.C., May 31, 1892. Republican. Sheriff; automobile dealer; member of North Carolina state senate, 1953-54, 1959. Methodist. Member, Junior Order. Died December 7, 1964 (age 72 years, 190 days). Interment at Center United Methodist Church Cemetery, Yadkinville, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Lydia (Van Hoy) Reavis (1850-1942) and George W. Reavis (1853-1931); married 1920 to Hattie B. Key (1902-1986).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Enoch Rector (b. 1882) — also known as James E. Rector — of Hot Springs, Madison County, N.C. Born in Tennessee, December 21, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Madison County, 1913-14. Methodist. Member, Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Robert Rice Reynolds (1884-1963) — also known as Robert R. Reynolds — of Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C. Born in Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., June 18, 1884. Democrat. Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, 1924; candidate for Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1928; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1932-45. Methodist. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Moose; Junior Order; Elks. Died in Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., February 13, 1963 (age 78 years, 240 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, N.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Aaron Ashley Flowers Seawell (b. 1864) — also known as Aaron A. F. Seawell — of Moore County, N.C.; Jonesboro (now part of Sanford), Lee County, N.C.; Sanford, Lee County, N.C.; Chapel Hill, Orange County, N.C. Born in Moore County, N.C., October 30, 1864. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1901, 1913-16, 1931 (Moore County 1901, Lee County 1913-16, 1931); member of North Carolina state senate, 1907, 1925; North Carolina state attorney general, 1935-38; justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1938-45; appointed 1938. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Junior Order; Order of the Coif; Kiwanis; Phi Delta Phi; Newcomen Society. Interment at Buffalo Cemetery, Sanford, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Aaron Ashley Flowers Seawell and Jeanette Anne (Buie) Seawell; married, April 12, 1905, to Bertha Alma Smith; father of Malcolm Buie Seawell (1900?-1976); grandfather of Buie Seawell.
  Political family: Seawell family of North Carolina.
  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.
  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.
  Ivey Greene Thomas (1875-1928) — also known as Ivey G. Thomas — of near Thomasville, Davidson County, N.C. Born in Davidson County, N.C., August 29, 1875. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Davidson County, 1913-14. Methodist. Member, Junior Order. Died April 1, 1928 (age 52 years, 216 days). Interment at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, Trinity, N.C.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  T. T. Thorne (b. 1867) — of Rocky Mount, Nash County, N.C. Born August 9, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate, 1907-08, 1911-14 (7th District 1907-08, 1911-12, 6th District 1913-14). Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of T. T. Thorne and Mary D. Thorne; married 1892 to Louise C. Fountain.
  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.
  Robert Ransom Williams (b. 1883) — also known as R. R. Williams — of Catawba County, N.C.; Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C. Born in Newton, Catawba County, N.C., April 21, 1883. Democrat. Catawba County Superintendent of Schools, 1904-06; lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Buncombe County, 1911-14. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of F. M. Williams and Fannie (Ransom) Williams.
  Charles Marshall Wilson (b. 1858) — also known as C. M. Wilson — of Wilsons Mills, Johnston County, N.C. Born in Warrenton, Warren County, N.C., May 14, 1858. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state senate 15th District, 1907-08; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Johnston County, 1913-16. Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  William Penn Wood (b. 1843) — also known as William P. Wood — of Randolph County, N.C. Born in Asheboro, Randolph County, N.C., May 2, 1843. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Randolph County Treasurer, 1890-94; member of North Carolina state senate, 1901; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Randolph County, 1905-08; North Carolina state auditor, 1911-21. Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: William Penn
  Relatives: Son of Penuel Wood and Calista (Birkhead) Wood; married, September 4, 1872, to Etta Gunter.
  Emmett Robinson Wooten (1878-1915) — also known as Emmett R. Wooten — of Kinston, Lenoir County, N.C. Born in Fort Barnwell, Craven County, N.C., November 2, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Lenoir County, 1909-15; died in office 1915; Speaker of the North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1915; died in office 1915. Member, Kappa Alpha Order; Odd Fellows; Junior Order. Injured in an automobile accident, suffered traumatic pneumonia, and died, in Rex Hospital, Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., February 27, 1915 (age 36 years, 117 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Kinston, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Council Wooten (1848-1901) and Mary (Cobb) Wooten (1850-1936); married, April 20, 1904, to Nannie Griffin Cox (1878-1965).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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