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 Willis James Brogden

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Willis James Brogden

Birth
Wayne County, North Carolina, USA
Death 29 Oct 1935 (aged 58)
Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
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Son of Virginia Robinson Brogden and Willis Hall Brogden.

Willis James Brogden (1877-1935) was born on a farm near Goldsboro, N.C. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a law degree from Trinity College (now Duke University). He was licensed to practice law in 1907 and entered the profession as an attorney in Durham. He became a judge in 1925, when Governor Angus W. McLean appointed him associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court to fill the unexpired term of Judge L. R. Varser. Brogden was elected to a full term on November 6, 1928, and served on the court until his death in 1935.

Brogden served as Durham’s mayor from 1911 to 1915. He was a trustee of the University of North Carolina, chairman of the board of trustees of North Carolina Central University, and a member of the American and North Carolina Bar associations. In 1959 Brogden Junior High, now Brogden Middle School, was named in his honor.

Brogden was the father of Willis J. Brogden, Jr., and Blackwell M. “Dog” Brogden, who were renowned Durham lawyers in their own right.
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  • Created by: Matt McCann
  • Added: 28 Jan 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 64829418
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/64829418/willis-james-brogden : accessed ), memorial page for Willis James Brogden (18 Oct 1877–29 Oct 1935), Find a Grave Memorial ID 64829418, citing Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Matt McCann (contributor 47424286) .