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  Reynolds, Robert R.
NameRobert R. Reynolds
Asheville, North Carolina , United States
Born June 18, 1884
DiedFebruary 13, 1963 (78 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 23, 2014 07:54pm
InfoREYNOLDS, Robert Rice, a Senator from North Carolina; born in Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., June 18, 1884; attended the public schools, Weaverville (N.C.) College, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1907 and commenced practice in Asheville, N.C.; served as prosecuting attorney of the fifteenth judicial district of North Carolina 1910-1914; unsuccessful candidate for nomination for lieutenant governor in 1924 and for United States Senator in 1926

Candidate for Presidential Elector (D-NC) 1928

U.S. Senator (D-NC) 12/5/1932-1945; was not a candidate for renomination in 1944; chairman, Committee on the District of Columbia (Seventy-seventh Congress), Committee on Military Affairs (Seventy-seventh and Seventy-eighth Congresses)

Unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 1950

Practiced law in Washington, D.C., and operated a large estate near Asheville, N.C.; died in Asheville, N.C., February 13, 1963; interment in Riverside Cemetery.



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