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  Merrimon, Augustus S.
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NameAugustus S. Merrimon
Address Wake County
Raleigh, North Carolina , United States
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Born September 15, 1830
Died November 14, 1892 (62 years)
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Feb 04, 2013 10:01pm
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InfoMERRIMON, Augustus Summerfield, (father-in-law of Lee Slater Overman), a Senator from North Carolina; born at “Cherryfields,” near Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., September 15, 1830; received a limited education; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1852 and commenced practice in Asheville, N.C.; prosecuting attorney of Buncombe and other counties in western North Carolina; member, State house of commons 1860-1861; entered the Confederate Army upon the outbreak of the Civil War as a captain; resigned in the fall of 1861 to become solicitor for the eighth judicial district of North Carolina 1861-1865; judge of the superior court 1866-1867; settled in Raleigh, N.C., in 1867 and resumed the practice of law; declined to be a candidate for Governor of North Carolina in 1868; unsuccessful candidate for associate justice of the State supreme court in 1868.

Candidate for Governor (C-NC) 1872.
US Senator (C-NC) 1873-1879.
Resumed the practice of law at Raleigh, N.C.; associate judge of the supreme court of North Carolina 1883-1889; served as chief justice of the court from 1889 until his death in Raleigh, N.C., November 14, 1892; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

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