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Lawrence H. FOUNTAIN

(1913-2002)

FOUNTAIN, Lawrence H., a Representative from North Carolina; born in Leggett, Edgecombe County, N.C., April 23, 1913; attended the Edgecombe public schools, Edgecombe County, N.C.; A.B., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1934; J.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1936; lawyer, private practice; United States Army, 1942-1946; United States Army Reserve; staff, North Carolina state senate, 1936-1941; member of the North Carolina state senate, 1947-1952; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1983); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-eighth Congress in 1982; member, Presidential Advisory Committee on Federalism, 1981-1982; died on October 10, 2002, in Raleigh, N.C.

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

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