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Carl Thomas DURHAM

(1892-1974)

DURHAM, Carl Thomas, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Bingham Township, Orange County, at White Cross, N.C., August 28, 1892; attended the public schools of Orange County, Mandale Private School, Saxapahaw, N.C., and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; pharmacist at Chapel Hill 1912-1938; served as a pharmacist’s mate in the United States Navy, 1917-1918; member of the city council of Chapel Hill, N.C., 1924-1932, and of the Orange County Board of Commissioners 1932-1938; member of the school board of Chapel Hill, N.C., 1924-1938; trustee of the University of North Carolina; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1961); chairman, Joint Committee on Atomic Energy (Eighty-second and Eighty-fifth Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1960 to the Eighty-seventh Congress; in 1964 retired and resided in Chapel Hill, N.C.; died in Durham, N.C., April 29, 1974; interment in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Chapel Hill, N.C.

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

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