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  Ervin, Jr., Samuel J.
NameSamuel J. Ervin, Jr.
Morganton, North Carolina , United States
Born September 27, 1896
DiedApril 23, 1985 (88 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 20, 2015 03:37am
Info(brother of Joseph Wilson Ervin), a Representative and a Senator from North Carolina; born in Morganton, Burke County, N.C., September 27, 1896; attended the public schools; graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1917 and from the law school of Harvard University in 1922; during the First World War served in France with the First Division 1917-1919; admitted to the bar in 1919 and commenced practice in Morganton, N.C., in 1922; member, North Carolina general assembly 1923, 1925, 1931; judge of the Burke County criminal court 1935-1937; judge of the North Carolina superior court 1937-1943; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his brother, Joseph W. Ervin, and served from January 22, 1946, to January 3, 1947; was not a candidate for renomination in 1946; resumed the practice of law; associate justice of the North Carolina supreme court 1948-1954; appointed as a Democrat on June 5, 1954, and subsequently elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Clyde R. Hoey for the term ending January 3, 1957; reelected in 1956, 1962, and again in 1968 and served from June 5, 1954, until his resignation December 31, 1974; was not a candidate for reelection in 1974; chairman, Committee on Government Operations (Ninety-second and Ninety-third Congresses), Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities (Ninety-third Congress); resumed the practice of law and engaged in literary pursuits in Morganton, N.C.; died in Winston-Salem, N.C., on April 23, 1985; interment in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Morganton, N.C.



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Son Samuel James Ervin III 1926-1999
Grandson Samuel J. Ervin IV 1955-
Father Samuel J. Ervin 0000-
Brother Joseph W. Ervin 1901-1945

  11/05/1968 NC US Senate Won 60.56% (+21.11%)
  05/04/1968 NC US Senate - D Primary Won 78.25% (+68.79%)
  11/06/1962 NC US Senate Won 60.45% (+20.89%)
  11/06/1956 NC US Senate Won 66.56% (+33.12%)
  05/26/1956 NC US Senate - D Primary Won 84.64% (+69.28%)
  11/02/1954 NC US Senate - Special Election Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/05/1954 NC US Senate - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/22/1946 NC District 10 - Special Election Won 99.27% (+98.84%)
US Attorney General - Dec 17, 1973 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 15, 1971 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 09, 1971 D Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr.
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - May 17, 1970 R Harry Blackmun
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Apr 08, 1970 R G. Harrold Carswell
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Nov 21, 1969 R Clement Furman Haynsworth, Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Jun 23, 1969 R Warren E. Burger
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 30, 1967 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 14, 1958 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Mar 17, 1955 NPA Reject