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George Adams SHUFORD

(1895-1962)

SHUFORD, George Adams, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., September 5, 1895; attended the public schools and the University of North Carolina 1913-1915; graduated from the University of Georgia at Athens in 1917; was admitted to the Georgia bar in 1917; during the First World War entered the first officers’ training camp at Fort McPherson, Ga., in May 1917; was commissioned a second lieutenant in August 1917 and assigned to the One Hundred and Nineteenth Infantry Regiment of the Thirtieth Combat Division; commissioned a first lieutenant in January 1918 and served in the United States and France; was discharged at Camp Jackson, S.C., April 28, 1919; was admitted to the North Carolina bar in August 1920 and commenced practice in Asheville, N.C.; chairman of Buncombe County board of elections 1940-1942; served in the State house of representatives 1945-1947; State superior court judge 1947-1949; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third, Eighty-fourth, and Eighty-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1959); had been renominated for the Eighty-sixth Congress but later withdrew because of ill health; resumed the practice of law; resided in Asheville, N.C., until his death there on December 8, 1962; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

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

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