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Robert Lee Doughton
Birth: Nov. 7, 1863
Laurel Springs
Alleghany County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 1, 1954
Laurel Springs
Alleghany County
North Carolina, USA

U.S. Congressman. Known as "Farmer Bob", he was prosperous as a farmer and banker. He was a member of the North Carolina State board of agriculture, (1903-09), served in the North Carolina State Senate, (1908-09), director of the North Carolina State prison board, (1909-11) and president of the Deposit & Savings Bank, North Wilkesboro. In 1911, he was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second Congress and to the next twenty succeeding Congresses, serving until 1953. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he returned to his previous business interest until his death at age 90. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Jonathan Horton Doughton (1832 - 1906)
  Rebecca Jones Doughton (1838 - 1934)
 
 Spouses:
  Belle Boyd Greer Doughton (1868 - 1895)*
  Lillie Stricker Hix Doughton (1870 - 1946)*
 
 Children:
  Infant Son Doughton (1891 - 1891)*
  Emorie Doughton Edwards (1895 - 1964)*
  James Horton Doughton (1899 - 1962)*
  Claude Thomas Doughton (1901 - 1958)*
  Rebecca A. Doughton (1902 - 1973)*
 
 Siblings:
  Unknown Doughton (____ - 1859)**
  Rufus Alexander Doughton (1856 - 1945)*
  George Doughton (1860 - 1903)*
  Robert Lee Doughton (1863 - 1954)
  Elizabeth Jane Doughton Miller (1865 - 1956)*
  Cora Doughton Carson (1867 - 1957)*
  William Frank Doughton (1870 - 1962)*
  Emory J. Doughton (1873 - 1890)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Laurel Springs Baptist Church Cemetery
Laurel Springs
Alleghany County
North Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 17, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6859422
Robert Lee Doughton
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