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Vonno Lamar GUDGER, Jr.

(1919-2004)

GUDGER, Vonno Lamar, Jr., a Representative from North Carolina; born in Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., April 30, 1919; attended the public schools of Asheville, N.C.; B.A., University of North Carolina, 1940; LL.B., University of North Carolina, 1942; admitted to the North Carolina bar in 1942; lawyer, private practice, Asheville, N.C.; United States Army Air Corps, 1942-1945; member of the North Carolina house of representatives, 1951-1952; member of the North Carolina state senate, 1971-1977; solicitor, Nineteenth Solicitorial District of North Carolina, 1952-1954; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth and Ninety-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1981); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-seventh Congress in 1980; special superior court judge, Buncombe County, N.C., 1984-1989; died on August 2, 2004, in Asheville, N.C.; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

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

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