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James Thomas BROYHILL

(1927- )
Senate Years of Service:
1986-1986
Party:
Republican

BROYHILL, James Thomas, a Representative and a Senator from North Carolina; born in Lenoir, Caldwell County, N.C., August 19, 1927; attended the public schools of Lenoir; graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1950; employed with the Broyhill Furniture Factories of Lenoir in a number of executive capacities 1945-1962; member of the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Recreation Commission of Lenoir; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses, and served from January 3, 1963, until July 14, 1986, when he resigned to serve in the U.S. Senate; appointed on July 3, 1986, to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John East, and served from July 14, 1986, to November 4, 1986, when a successor was elected; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Senate in 1986; chairman, Board of Economic Development for North Carolina 1987-1989; secretary, North Carolina Department of Commerce 1989-1991; served nine years as a member of the board of trustees, and seven years on the board of the Appalachian State Foundation of Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.; co-chairman, North Carolina Welfare to Work Business Council 1998-2000; served twelve years as member of the Economic Development Committee of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, six years as chairman; is a resident of Winston-Salem, N.C.

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

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