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  Pritchard, George M.
NameGeorge M. Pritchard
Marshall, North Carolina , United States
Born January 04, 1886
Died April 24, 1955 (69 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Jul 12, 2015 01:51am
InfoPRITCHARD, George Moore, (son of Jeter Connelly Pritchard), a Representative from North Carolina; born near Mars Hill in Madison County, N.C., January 4, 1886; attended the public schools of Marshall, N.C., and Washington, D.C., Emerson Institute, Washington, D.C., the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the law department of the University of South Carolina at Columbia; was admitted to the bar in 1908 and commenced practice in Greenville, S.C.; moved to Marshall, N.C., in 1910 and continued the practice of law; member of the North Carolina State house of representatives in 1916 and 1917; elected trustee of the University of North Carolina in 1917; solicitor of the nineteenth judicial district 1919-1922; moved to Asheville, N.C., in 1919 and continued the practice of law; chairman of the Buncombe County Republican committee in 1928.

U.S. Representative (R-NC) 1929-1931

Candidate for U.S. Senate (R-NC) 1930.

Resumed the practice of law in Asheville and Marshall, N.C.; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1932; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of North Carolina in 1948; died in Asheville, N.C., April 24, 1955; interment in Pritchard Cemetery, Marshall, N.C.



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Father Jeter Connelly Pritchard 1857-1921

  11/04/1952 NC - District 11 Lost 37.01% (-25.98%)
  11/02/1948 NC Governor Lost 26.41% (-46.74%)
  05/25/1940 NC Governor R Primary Lost 42.69% (-4.62%)
  11/04/1930 NC US Senate Lost 39.38% (-21.23%)
  06/07/1930 NC US Senate - R Primary Won 56.86% (+33.65%)
  11/06/1928 NC - District 10 Won 50.22% (+0.45%)