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North Carolina: Associate Justices of the Supreme Court


Associate Justices of North Carolina Supreme Court, 1777-2002 (May be incomplete!)
Samuel Ashe 1777 John Williams of Montpelier as of 1779-99 John Haywood 1794 Leonard Henderson 1818 Thomas Ruffin 1829-52 Thomas Ruffin 1858-59 Matthias Evans Manly 1860-65 Edwin Godwin Reade as of 1865-79 William B. Rodman 1868-78 Thomas Settle as of 1868-71 Nathaniel Boyden as of 1872-73 Thomas Samuel Ashe as of 1878-87 William N. H. Smith as of 1878-89 A. S. Merrimon 1883-89 Walter Clark 1889-1902 Robert Martin Douglas as of 1897-1905 Charles A. Cook 1901-03 Platt D. Walker 1903-23 George H. Brown as of 1905-16 William A. Hoke as of 1905-21 James S. Manning as of 1909-10 William Reynolds Allen 1911-21 Walter P. Stacy as of 1921 Heriot Clarkson 1923-42 W. J. Brogden 1926-35 William J. Adams 1927-34 George W. Connor 1927-38 Michael Schenck 1934-48 William A. Devin 1935-45 J. Wallace Winborne 1937-45 M. V. Barnhill 1937-48 Aaron A. F. Seawell 1938-45 Emery B. Denny 1942-62 Sam J. Ervin, Jr. 1948-54 R. Hunt Parker 1952-66 William H. Bobbitt 1954-69 Carlisle W. Higgins 1954- William B. Rodman 1956-65 Susie Marshall Sharp 1962-74 I. Beverly Lake 1965-78 Burley B. Mitchell, Jr. as of 1982-94 I. Beverly Lake, Jr. as of 1992-93 I. Beverly Lake, Jr. as of 1995-2000 G. K. Butterfield as of 2001-02

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1868: A. S. Merrimon, defeated.
  • 1873 Nov 20: Nathaniel Boyden, died in office.
  • 1887 Feb 4: Thomas Samuel Ashe, died in office.
  • 1904: George H. Brown, elected; William A. Hoke, elected.
  • 1910: William Reynolds Allen, elected.
  • 1912: George H. Brown, elected; William A. Hoke, elected.
  • 1918: William Reynolds Allen (Dem), elected.
  • 1920: William A. Hoke, elected; Walter P. Stacy (Dem), elected.
  • 1921 Sep 8: William Reynolds Allen, died in office.
  • 1923 May 22: Platt D. Walker, died in office.
  • 1923 May 26: Heriot Clarkson, appointed.
  • 1924: Heriot Clarkson, elected.
  • 1926: Heriot Clarkson, elected.
  • 1934: Heriot Clarkson (Dem), elected.
  • 1934 May 20: William J. Adams, died in office.
  • 1934 May 28: Michael Schenck, appointed.
  • 1935 Oct 29: W. J. Brogden, died in office.
  • 1935 Nov 4: William A. Devin, appointed.
  • 1937 Apr 1: J. Wallace Winborne, appointed.
  • 1937 Jul 1: M. V. Barnhill, appointed.
  • 1938 Apr 23: George W. Connor, died in office.
  • 1938 May 2: Aaron A. F. Seawell, appointed.
  • 1942 Jan 27: Heriot Clarkson, died in office.
  • 1942 Feb 3: Emery B. Denny, appointed.
  • 1948 Jan 31: Michael Schenck, resigned.
  • 1948 Feb 3: Sam J. Ervin, Jr., appointed.
  • 1982: Burley B. Mitchell, Jr., appointed.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Carl L. Tilghman (Rep), defeated.
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