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John C. Rankin

Born April 27, 1853, near Mount Holly [Gaston County], North Carolina. Rankin was a prominent textile mill executive, serving as President of Avon Mills in Gastonia, among others.

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John Campbell

Campbell was Speaker of the Assembly and one of the most successful merchants in the North Carolina colony.

John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville
John Dale Brooks

Born November 6, 1900, in North Carolina. Early in life, Brooks was an employee of the Latta-Martin Pump Company in Hickory, North Carolina. He went on to establish and serve as co-owner of Brooks Hosiery.

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John Dallas Langston

Born March 22, 1881, near Aurora, North Carolina. Langston was a lawyer by training who embarked on a military career shortly after the United States' entrance into World War I. During the war, Langston served as a special aide to Gov. Thomas W. Bickett in the administration of the selective service act in North Carolina before being transferred to Washington, D.C. He returned to this work during World War II, overseeing large parts of the draft system from Washington, D.C.

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John Dalrymple
John E. Remington

Remington was a private in the Durham Machine Gun Company, a national guard unit. In July 1920, he deployed with his company to Alamance County on orders from the governor to protect three African American men from a lynch mob. 

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John Edgar Long

Born December 25, 1864, in Graham, North Carolina. Long was an educator and farmer in Alamance County. In 1920, he provided testimony in an investigation into an attempted lynching in Alamance County.

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John Edward Sterling Thorpe

Born January 29, 1885, in Cheshire, England. Thorpe was general superintendent of the Tallassee Power Company plant in Badin, North Carolina, from 1915 to 1922.

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John F. Morrison

Army General. During World War I, Morrison commanded approximately 20,000 troops at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, and observed five months of combat operations in Europe in preparation to lead training operations stateside. In May 1920, he was appointed commander of the Southeastern Department (later Fourth Corps Area), headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina. 

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John Franklin Flowers, Sr.

Born January 13, 1884, in Spencer Mountain, North Carolina. Flowers was an attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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John Franklin Harward

Born December 1864, in Chatham County, North Carolina. Harward served as deputy sheriff (18 years) and sheriff of Durham County (from 1906 until his death in 1930).

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John H. Chafee
John H. Love

John H. Love, born in North Carolina on March 6, 1854. Love was the former pastor of the Metropolitan A. M. E. Zion Church in Washington, North Carolina.

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John J. Cowart

Rental agent for the Tallassee Power Company at Badin, North Carolina, in 1919.

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John Jay Henderson

Born January 12, 1884, in Ohio. Henderson was a lawyer and resided for many years in Graham, North Carolina. Though often referred to as "Major Henderson," he never served in the military in any official capacity.

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John Jay McCampbell

Born June 12, 1868, in Abingdon, Virginia. A physician by training, McCampbell served as superintendent of the state hospital at Morganton from 1907 until 1938.

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John Jeffreys

London merchant and member of the trade commission

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John Johnston Parker

Born November 20, 1885, in Monroe, North Carolina. Parker was a practicing attorney, in his hometown of Monroe, and senior partner at the law office Stack & Parker (later Stack, Parker & Craig). In 1920, Parker was the Republican gubernatorial nominee, an election he ultimately lost to Cameron Morrison. President Calvin Coolidge appointed him to the Fourth United States Circuit Court of Appeals in 1925, a position he held until his death in 1958. In 1930, he was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Herbert Hoover but failed to be confirmed by the Senate. 

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John Kelley Crouch

Born on August 23, 1873, in Burke County, North Carolina. Crouch operated a wholesale dry goods business in Hickory, North Carolina, but was later engaged in real estate development.

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John Lindsay Shaver

Born August 15, 1887, in Salisbury, North Carolina. Shaver was a machinist for the Southern Railway at Spencer Shops in North Carolina. He was additionally involved with union work, serving as the secretary of the Federated Shop Crafts union around 1919.

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John M. Stivers

A citizen of Greensboro, born about 1852

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John McBride Holt

Born August 21, 1860, in Alamance County, North Carolina. For more than fifty years, Holt was connected professionally with the L. Banks Holt Manufacturing company, serving as accountant and later vice president.

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John Merrick

John Merrick, born in Sampson County, North Carolina, on September 7, 1859. Merrick was a leading businessman in Durham and co-founder of North Carolina Mutual, for which he served as president from its founding in 1898 until his death in 1919.

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John Pittman Ragan

Born January 6, 1883, in Wadesboro, North Carolina. Ragan was an employee of the Tallassee Power Company plant at Badin, North Carolina, around 1919. He was the brother of Thomas Orell Ragan.

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John Pownall
John Preston Bowers

Born August 3, 1884, in Anson County, North Carolina. Bowers was an electrical engineer who worked for a variety of plants during the course of his life, including the Tallassee Power Company at Badin. 

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John R. Shillady

Executive secretary for the NAACP

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John Richard Spencer

John Richard Spencer, born on August 16, 1873. Spencer was pastor of Disciples Church in Washington, North Carolina.

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John Riley Page

Born April 21, 1891, in Stanly County, North Carolina. Page was operator of the Tallassee Power Company power house at Badin, North Carolina. In 1919, he provided testimony during an investigation into the alleged abuse of Tallassee employees by management.

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John Rutherfurd Person
John Sanford Martin

Born May 30, 1886, in Hamptonville, North Carolina. He preferred to be known, and signed his correspondence as, Santford Martin. In addition to being editor of the Winston-Salem Journal, Martin accepted a position as executive secretary to Gov. Thomas W. Bickett, which office he held until 1920.

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John Simcox Holmes

Born May 31, 1868, in Ontario, Canada. Holmes was a graduate of the University of North Carolina and the Yale School of Forestry. He served as State Forester from 1915 to 1945.

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John Skottowe Wannamaker

Born near St. Matthews, South Carolina, on September 25, 1869. Wannamaker is best remembered for being the president of the American Cotton Association.

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John Sprunt Hill

Born March 17, 1869, near Faison, North Carolina. Setting down roots in Durham in 1903, Hill was a philanthropist, banker, and influential advocate for a wide variety of civic improvements, including the building of good roads.

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John Stanwix
John Sydney Bowen

Born September 6, 1862, in Edwards, Mississippi. The son of Confederate general John Stevens Bowen, John Sydney Bowen relocated from Savannah, Georgia, to Alta Pass in Mitchell County, North Carolina, sometime after 1900. There he was proprietor of the Altapass Inn, where travelers and vacationers could play golf, tennis, and bowling and could enjoy music, dancing, and riding.

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John V. Thompson

Resident of Burlington and later Durham (1920). Thompson was a private in the Durham Machine Gun Company, a national guard unit. In July 1920, he deployed with his company to Alamance County on orders from the governor to protect three African American men from a lynch mob. 

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John Van Bokkelen Metts

Born December 17, 1876, in Wilmington, North Carolina. Metts served as Adjutant General for the state of North Carolina from June 1920 to July 1951.

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John Watson Britt

Born March 31, 1894, in Montgomery County, North Carolina. Britt worked at cotton mills in Stanly and Cabarrus Counties, North Carolina.

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John William Grimes

John William Grimes, born on March 15, 1872, in James City, North Carolina. Grimes was a Methodist minister in Washington, North Carolina.

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John Wilson Blackwelder

Born June 30, 1855, in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. Blackwelder was a mayor of Hickory (elected in 1908), cashier of the Hickory Banking and Trust Company, and sheriff (elected in 1898, 1900, and 1902).

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Jonathan Campbell
Joseph Elliott

Born on February 2, 1890 in Cumberland County, North Carolina. During World War I, Elliott served in the 51st Depot Brigade. He was inducted into the service on August 24, 1918 and was honorably discharged January 18, 1919.

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Joseph Gill Brown

Born November 5, 1854, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Brown was a prominent businessman and banker who served in a variety of leadership roles, including as chairman of the board of directors for the state hospital system.

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Joseph Jackson Edwards

Born September 11, 1867, in Scott County, Virginia. Edwards was a Methodist minister who served various communities in North Carolina, including Taylorsville and Murphy.

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Joseph James Kinyoun

Born November 25, 1860, in East Bend, North Carolina. Kinyoun was a physician and is best remembered for founding the Marine-Hospital Service's Hygienic Laboratory, the predecessor of the modern National Institutes of Health.

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Joseph James Scott

Joseph James Scott, born in Oberlin, Ohio, circa 1861. Scott was a man of considerable means and wealth. The Ohio native may have arrived in the Goldsboro area around 1885 when, according to advertisements in the Goldsboro Messenger, he opened a business specializing in house moving--the literal moving of houses. His will and probate records indicate that he was a prolific property owner.

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Joseph Paul Leonard

Born April 24, 1887, in Statesville, North Carolina. Leonard was the secretary of the North Carolina Merchants Association and later the executive secretary of the North Carolina Fair Tax Association.

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Josiah William Bailey

Born September 14, 1873, in Warrenton, North Carolina. Bailey was a newspaper editor, conservative reformer, and politician. From 1913 to 1921, he served as the IRS collector for the state of North Carolina. In 1930, he unseated the popular and politically powerful Furnifold M. Simmons as a United States Senator from North Carolina, a position he kept until his death in 1946.

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