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Politician members in North Carolina

  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
  William Franklin Evans (b. 1883) — also known as W. F. Evans — of Greenville, Pitt County, N.C. Born in Greenville, Pitt County, N.C., February 25, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate 5th District, 1913-14. Member, Odd Fellows; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of W. F. Evans and Anne M. (Sermons) Evans; married 1904 to Eva Glenn Allen.
  Joseph T. Foy (b. 1846) — of Burgaw, Pender County, N.C. Born in Scott's Hill, Pender County, N.C., November 16, 1846. Democrat. Farmer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Pender County, 1909, 1913-14. Methodist. Member, Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Thomas Newberry Hall (1869-1928) — also known as Thomas N. Hall — of Mooresville, Iredell County, N.C. Born in Rowan County, N.C., May 4, 1869. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Iredell County, 1913-16. Presbyterian. Member, Knights of Pythias; Woodmen; Royal Arcanum. Died in Mooresville, Iredell County, N.C., March 2, 1928 (age 58 years, 303 days). Interment at Willow Valley Cemetery, Mooresville, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Martha Ameline (Shuford) Hall (1835-1904) and Newberry Hall.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  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.
  Rudolph E. Heide (1832-1895) — of Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C. Born in Denmark, May 17, 1832. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; grocer; Honorary Vice-Consul for Denmark in Wilmington, N.C., 1870-95; Honorary Vice-Consul for Sweden & Norway in Wilmington, N.C., 1871-95. Episcopalian. Danish ancestry. Member, United Confederate Veterans; Royal Arcanum. Died in Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C., June 13, 1895 (age 63 years, 27 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, N.C.
  Relatives: Brother of Alexander Severin Heide (1846-1916).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Oscar Arthur Kirkman (b. 1900) — also known as O. Arthur Kirkman — of High Point, Guilford County, N.C. Born in High Point, Guilford County, N.C., April 16, 1900. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; executive vice-president and general manager, Thomasville & Denton Railroad Company; director, American Short Line Railroad Association; president, Atlantic Savings and Loan Association (High Point, N.C.); mayor of High Point, N.C., 1939-43; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1949-52; member of North Carolina state senate 17th District, 1953-59; president, American Cancer Society, 1953-54. Methodist. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Woodmen; Royal Arcanum; American Legion; Alpha Kappa Psi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Oscar Arthur Kirkman, Sr. and Lulu Blanche (Hammer) Kirkman; married 1933 to Katharine Morgan.
  Robert Burton Miller (b. 1852) — also known as R. B. Miller — of Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C. Born in Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C., January 29, 1852. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Cleveland County, 1913-14. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  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.
  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.
  Thomas Davis Warren (b. 1872) — also known as Thomas D. Warren — of New Bern, Craven County, N.C. Born in Edenton, Chowan County, N.C., January 21, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; member of North Carolina state senate 8th District, 1901-04; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1905; North Carolina Democratic state chair, 1914; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1916 (alternate), 1928 (member, Credentials Committee); U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 1919-20. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Young Warren and Fannie (Badham) Warren; married to Mary Stevenson.
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