Joseph Melville BROUGHTON, Congress, NC (1888-1949)

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BROUGHTON Joseph Melville , a Senator from North Carolina; born in Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., November 17, 1888; attended the public schools; graduated from Hugh Morson Academy in 1906 and Wake Forest (N.C.) College in 1910; taught school in Bunn, N.C. 1910-1912; reporter on a newspaper in Winston-Salem, N.C., in 1912; attended Harvard University Law School in 1912 and 1913; admitted to the bar in 1914 and commenced practice in Raleigh, N.C., the same year; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; member, State senate 1927-1929; Governor of North Carolina 1941-1945; served as a member of the board of trustees of Wake Forest College and of the University of North Carolina; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate on November 2, 1948, to fill the vacancy in the term ending January 3, 1949, caused by the death of Josiah W. Bailey and at the same time was elected for the full term commencing January 3, 1949, and served from December 31, 1948, until his death in Washington, D.C., March 6, 1949; interment in Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh, N.C.


U.S. Congress. Memorial Services for Joseph Broughton. 81st Cong., 1st sess., 1949. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1950.

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

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