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Hugh Quincy ALEXANDER

(1911-1989)

ALEXANDER, Hugh Quincy, a Representative from North Carolina; born on a farm near Glendon, Moore County, N.C., August 7, 1911; attended the public schools; graduated from Duke University, Durham, N.C., in 1932, and from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1937; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1937 and began practice in Kannapolis, N.C.; during the Second World War served in the United States Navy 1942-1946 and had thirty-four months overseas duty; member of North Carolina house of representatives in 1947 and 1949; solicitor, Cabarrus County Recorders Court, 1950-1952; State commander, American Legion, 1951; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1963); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-eighth Congress; chief counsel of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee 1963-1976; resumed the practice of law; was a resident of Kannapolis, N.C., until his death there on September 17, 1989.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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