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Quaker Politicians in North Carolina
(Religious Society of Friends)

  John Beard (1795-1874) — of Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind. Born in North Carolina, January 4, 1795. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1827-31; member of Indiana state senate, 1831-41, 1846-49; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1856 (Convention Vice-President), 1860. Quaker. Died in Montgomery County, Ind., September 27, 1874 (age 79 years, 266 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Ind.
  Relatives: Nephew of Patrick Beard (1769-1831); cousin *** of Isaac N. Beard.
  Political family: Beard family of Wayne County, Indiana.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jonathan Elwood Cox (b. 1856) — also known as J. Elwood Cox — of High Point, Guilford County, N.C. Born in Rich Square, Northampton County, N.C., November 1, 1856. Republican. Banker; manufacturer; candidate for Governor of North Carolina, 1908. Quaker. Interment at New Garden Friends Meeting Cemetery, Greensboro, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Jonathan E. Cox and Elizabeth A. (Hare) Cox; married, October 23, 1878, to Bertha E. Snow.
  Cyrus Clifford Frazier, Sr. (1884-1967) — also known as C. Clifford Frazier — of Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C. Born in Archdale, Randolph County, N.C., December 16, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Referee in Bankruptcy, 1917-32; candidate for Governor of North Carolina, 1932; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1932; candidate for chief justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1952. Quaker. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Elks; Odd Fellows. Died August 13, 1967 (age 82 years, 240 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Cyrus Pickett Frazier (1853-1933) and Lucetta (Churchill) Frazier (1860-1918); brother of Robert Haines Frazier (1899-1978); married, June 21, 1917, to Margaret Rebecca Armstrong.
  Political family: Hyde family of Princeton, Missouri (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Haines Frazier (1899-1978) — also known as Robert H. Frazier — of Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C. Born in Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C., January 8, 1899. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Greensboro, N.C., 1951-55. Quaker. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Society for International Law; Sons of the American Revolution; Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi; Knights of Pythias; Kiwanis. Died in Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C., August 21, 1978 (age 79 years, 225 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Cyrus Pickett Frazier (1853-1933) and Lucetta (Churchill) Frazier (1860-1918); brother of Cyrus Clifford Frazier, Sr. (1884-1967); married, July 16, 1958, to Florence Hyde (daughter of Laurance Mastick Hyde).
  Political family: Hyde family of Princeton, Missouri (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Frazier Hall, at North Carolina A. & T. State University, Greensboro, North Carolina, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jonathan Lindley (1756-1828) — Born near Philadelphia (unknown county), Pa., June 15, 1756. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1786; territorial court judge in Indiana, 1814; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1816-17. Quaker. Founder of Terre Haute, Ind. Died in Orange County, Ind., April 5, 1828 (age 71 years, 295 days). Interment at Old Lick Creek Quaker Cemetery, Chambersburg, Ind.
  Hiette Sinclair Williams (b. 1872) — also known as H. S. Williams — of Yadkin County, N.C.; Concord, Cabarrus County, N.C. Born in East Bend, Yadkin County, N.C., March 3, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1899, 1909, 1913-16, 1921-22 (Yadkin County 1899, Cabarrus County 1909, 1913-16, 1921-22); delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1916 (alternate), 1936 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Quaker. Burial location unknown.
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