Barden, Graham Arthur, 1896-1967

Alternative names
Birth 1896-09-25
Death 1967-01-29

Biographical notes:

Member, U.S. House of Representatives, of New Bern, N.C.

From the description of Graham Arthur Barden papers, 1934-1960; (bulk 1935-1960). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19106211

  • 1896: Born, Sept. 25, in Turkey Township, Sampson County, N. C.
  • 1920: Graduated from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • 1921: Practiced law, New Bern, N. C., in firm of Whitehurst & Barden. Appointed Judge of Craven County, Re-elected three times
  • 1922: Married Agnes Foy. Later had two children, Agnes and Graham Arthur, Jr,
  • 1930: Practiced law in firm of Barden & Stith
  • 1932 - 33 : Elected to N. C. General Assembly from Craven County
  • 1934: Elected to U. S. House of Representatives from N. C. Third District, Served continuously until retirement
  • 1950: Became Chairman, Education and Labor Committee, Held chairmanship during Democratic majority sessions
  • 1960: Retired in New Bern, N. C,
  • 1967: Died, Jan. 29, New Bern. N. C.

74th Congress 1935-36: Education; Library; Rivers & Harbors; Special Committee to Investigate Campaign Expenditures

75th Congress 1937-38: Education; Library; Patents; Rivers & Harbors (Left Patents Committee and placed on Labor Committee during this Congress)

76th Congress 1939-40: Education; Labor; Library; Rivers & Harbors

77th Congress 1941-42: Census; Education; Labor; Library; Rivers & Harbors

78th Congress 1943-44: Census; Education (Chairman; Civil Service; Labor, Library; Rivers & Harbors; Special Committee to Investigate Campaign Expenditures

79th Congress 1945-46: Census; Civil Service; Education (Chairman); Expenditures in the Executive Departments; Labor; Library; Rivers & Harbors

80th-86th Congresses 1947-60: Education and Labor Chairman 1951-52 and 1955-60

From the guide to the Graham Arthur Barden Papers, 1934-1960, (Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)


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