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  Broughton, J. Melville
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  1944-07-01  
 
NameJ. Melville Broughton
Address Wake County
Raleigh, North Carolina , United States
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born November 17, 1888
DiedMarch 06, 1949 (60 years)
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifedRBH
Aug 07, 2015 03:52am
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InfoBROUGHTON, Joseph Melville, a Senator and Governor from North Carolina; born in Raleigh, Wake County, NC, 11/17/1888; attended the public schools; was 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 NC, in 1912; attended Harvard University Law School in 1912 and 1913; was admitted to the bar in 1914 and commenced practice in Raleigh NC, the same year; also engaged in agricultural pursuits

NC Senate (D) 1927-1929

Governor (D-NC) 1941-1945

Served as a member of the board of trustees of Wake Forest College and of the University of North Carolina

US Senator (D-NC) 1948-1949

Died of a heart attack in Washington DC 3/6/1949 (NYT 3/8/1949); interment in Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh NC.

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Importance? 8.00000 Average

FAMILY
Son J. Melville Broughton Jr. 1922-1997

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RACES
  11/02/1948 NC US Senate Won 70.73% (+41.91%)
  11/02/1948 NC US Senate - Special Election Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/29/1948 NC US Senate - D Primary Won 53.05% (+6.10%)
  05/29/1948 NC US Senate - Special Election - D Primary Won 52.30% (+4.60%)
  07/21/1944 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 2.26% (-51.92%)
  11/05/1940 NC Governor Won 75.70% (+51.40%)
  05/25/1940 NC Governor - D Primary Won 31.40% (+8.83%)
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