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Alonzo Dillard FOLGER

(1888-1941)

FOLGER, Alonzo Dillard, (brother of John Hamlin Folger), a Representative from North Carolina; born in Dobson, Surry County, N.C., July 9, 1888; attended the public schools; was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1912 and from its law department in 1914; was admitted to the bar in 1914 and commenced practice in Dobson, N.C.; moved to Mount Airy, N.C., and continued the practice of law; also interested in banking; trustee of the University of North Carolina 1932-1938; served as judge of the State superior court in 1937, resigning after two months’ service to become a Democratic national committeeman; member of the Democratic National Committee 1936-1941; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and Seventy-seventh Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his death in an automobile accident in Mount Airy, N.C., April 30, 1941; interment in Dobson Cemetery, Dobson, N.C.

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

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