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Clyde Roark HOEY

(1877-1954)
Senate Years of Service:
1945-1954
Party:
Democrat

HOEY, Clyde Roark, a Representative and a Senator from North Carolina; born in Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C., on December 11, 1877; attended the public schools; learned the printing trade and later became, at the age of sixteen, owner, editor and publisher of the Cleveland Star; graduated from the law department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; admitted to the bar in 1899 and commenced the practice of law in Shelby, N.C.; member, State house of commons 1898-1902; member, State senate 1902-1904; assistant United States attorney for the western district of North Carolina 1913-1919; elected on December 16, 1919, as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edwin Y. Webb and served from December 16, 1919, to March 3, 1921; was not a candidate for renomination in 1920; resumed the practice of law; Governor of North Carolina 1937-1941; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1944; reelected in 1950 and served from January 3, 1945, until his death in his Senate office in Washington, D.C., May 12, 1954; interment in Sunset Cemetery, Shelby, N.C.

Bibliography

Dictionary of American Biography; Hatcher, Susan A. “The Senatorial Career of Clyde R. Hoey.” Ph.D. dissertation, Duke University, 1983; U.S. Congress. Memorial Addresses. 83rd Cong., 2nd sess., 1954. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1954.

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

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