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  Smith, Willis
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NameWillis Smith
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Raleigh, North Carolina , United States
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Born December 19, 1887
DiedJune 26, 1953 (65 years)
ContributorJoshua L.
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Sep 09, 2019 06:49pm
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InfoSMITH, Willis, a Senator from North Carolina; born in Norfolk, Va., December 19, 1887; at the death of his father, moved with his mother to North Carolina in 1889 and attended the public schools in Elizabeth City; graduated from Atlantic Collegiate Institute, Elizabeth City, N.C., in 1905, Trinity College (now Duke University), Durham, N.C., in 1910, and from the law school of Duke University in 1912; was admitted to the bar in 1912 and commenced the practice of law in Raleigh, N.C.; during the First World War served in the United States Army at Fort Monroe, Va.; inheritance tax attorney of North Carolina 1915-1920; member, State house of Representatives 1928-1932, serving as speaker 1931; member of commission preparing rules for federal courts in North Carolina in 1933.

President of the American Bar Association 1945-46, being the first person from North Carolina to hold that post.

Observer at Nuremburg Trials in 1946; United States delegate to the Interparliamentary Union in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1951, and served as chairman of the American delegation to the Interparliamentary Union in Bern, Switzerland, in 1952.

U.S. Senator (D-NC) 11/27/1950 until his death in the naval hospital at Bethesda, Md., June 26, 1953; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, N.C.

New York Times 6/27/1953

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  11/07/1950 NC US Senate - Special Election Won 66.97% (+34.35%)
  06/24/1950 NC US Senate - Special D Runoff Won 51.78% (+3.56%)
  05/27/1950 NC US Senate - Special D Primary Won 40.46% (+0.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Secretary of Defense - Jan 28, 1953 NPA Reject