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  Morrison, Cameron A.
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NameCameron A. Morrison
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, North Carolina , United States
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Born October 05, 1869
Died August 20, 1953 (83 years)
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Feb 06, 2013 02:35am
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InfoMORRISON, Cameron A., a Senator and a Representative from North Carolina; born near Rockingham, Richmond County, N.C., October 5, 1869; attended private schools at Ellerbe Springs, N.C., and at Rockingham; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice in Rockingham; mayor of Rockingham 1893

Presidential Elector at large (D-NC) 1916

Moved to Charlotte, N.C., and continued the practice of law

Governor (D-NC) 1921-1925; dramatically increased the size of the state government, including many projects to pave roads and establishing the state road system. Gov. Morrison came to be called "the good roads Governor."

Member of the Democratic National Committee in 1928

Appointed to the U.S. Senate on December 13, 1930, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lee S. Overman and served from December 13, 1930, until December 4, 1932, when a duly elected successor qualified; was an unsuccessful candidate for election to fill the vacancy

Resumed the practice of law

U.S. Representative (D-NC) 1943-1945

Resumed the practice of his profession in Charlotte, N.C.; died in Quebec, Canada, on August 20, 1953; interment in Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, N.C.

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  05/27/1944 NC US Senate - D Primary Lost 26.17% (-42.75%)
  11/03/1942 NC District 10 Won 55.43% (+10.87%)
  05/30/1942 NC District 10 - D Primary Won 67.34% (+34.67%)
  07/02/1932 NC US Senate - D Runoff Lost 34.58% (-30.85%)
  07/02/1932 NC US Senate - Special Election - D Runoff Lost 34.65% (-30.69%)
  06/04/1932 NC US Senate - D Primary Won 38.40% (+0.00%)
  06/04/1932 NC US Senate - Special Election - D Primary Won 38.85% (+0.00%)
  12/13/1930 NC US Senate Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1920 NC Governor Won 57.22% (+14.48%)
  07/03/1920 NC Governor - D Runoff Won 53.52% (+7.05%)
  06/05/1920 NC Governor - D Primary Won 38.27% (+0.07%)
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