US Senator. He served in the United States Senate from the state of North Carolina from December 5, 1932 to January 3, 1945. He attended both Weaverville (North Carolina) College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and studied law. He was admitted to the state bar in 1907 and began a law practice in Asheville, North Carolina. He served as a prosecuting attorney for the fifteen judicial district of North Carolina from 1910 to 1914. He later entered politics and was unsuccessful in both his runs for lieutenant governor in 1924 and for the United States Senate in 1926. He was a presidential elector for the Democratic ticket in 1928. In 1932, he ran, as a Democrat, for the United States Senate again and was successful in both the party primary and the November general election. He served in the United States Senate for two terms before deciding not to seek re-election in 1944. During his tenure in the Senate, he served as chairman of the Committee on the District of Columbia and also on the Committee on Military Affairs. He tried to regain his old Senate seat in 1950, but was not successful in the Democratic primary. After leaving the political life, he practiced law in Washington D.C. and also operated a large estate in Asheville, North Carolina.
Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
U.S. Senator 1931 -1945