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John Motley MOREHEAD

(1866-1923)

MOREHEAD, John Motley, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., July 20, 1866; attended the public schools and the Bingham Military School of North Carolina at Mebane; was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1886; also completed a business course in Bryant and Stratton College, Baltimore, Md.; collecting teller of the Charlotte National Bank, of Charlotte, N.C.; buyer and dealer in leaf tobacco at Durham, N.C.; interested in manufacturing and agricultural pursuits; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first Congress (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1911); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1910; chairman of the Republican State committee 1910-1916; member of the Republican National Committee from 1916 until 1922, when he resigned; became extensively engaged in the manufacture of woolen goods and other commodities; died in Charlotte, N.C., December 13, 1923; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.

Bibliography

Steelman, Joseph F. “Republicanism in North Carolina: John Motley Morehead’s Campaign to Revive a Moribund Party, 1908-1910.” North Carolina Historical Review 62 (April 1965): 153-68.

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

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