McLendon, Lennox Polk, 1890-1968.

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  • 1890: Lennox Polk McLendon born in Wadesboro, N.C., to Walter J. McLendon and Sarah Josephine Polk McLendon
  • 1910: Received Bachelor's degree in Agriculture from North Carolina State College, Raleigh, N.C.
  • 1912: Received Bachelor's degree in Laws from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • 1913 - 1914 : Mayor of Chapel Hill, N.C., and graduate manager of athletics at the University of North Carolina.
  • 1914 - 1933 : Practiced law in Durham, N.C.; was a senior partner at McLendon and Hedrick, 1916-1933
  • 1916: First lieutenant, United States Army, with General John J. Pershing in Mexico.
  • 1916: Elected to North Carolina General Assembly from Durham County.
  • 1917: Married Mary Lily Aycock, daughter of Charles Brantley Aycock and Cora Woodard Aycock. Their children were Mary Louise, Lennox Polk Junior, Charles Aycock, William Woodard, and John Aycock.
  • 1918 - 1919 : Captain, and later major, Battery C, 113th Field Artillery, American Expeditionary Force, France
  • 1921 - 1925 : Solicitor, 10th Judicial District
  • 1931: Special prosecutor for the State of North Carolina in the prosecution of Colonel Luke Lea, banker, newspaper publisher, and former United States senator from Tennessee, for bank fraud, Asheville, N.C.
  • 1932: Manager, J. C. B. Ehringhaus's gubernatorial campaign
  • 1932 - 1936 : Chairman, State Board of Elections
  • 1933 - 1968 : Practiced law in Greensboro, N.C,
  • 1939 - 1955 : Member, Board of Trustees, Consolidated University of North Carolina
  • 1949 - 1956 : President, Medical Foundation of North Carolina
  • 1955 - 1962 : Served on State Board for Higher Education; vice-chairman, 1955-1959; chairman, 1959-1962
  • 1961 - 1962 : Member, Governor's Commission on Education Beyond the High School (Carlyle Commission)
  • 1963 - 1964 : Chief Counsel for United States Senate Rules Committee investigation of Bobby Baker
  • 1968: Died, Greensboro, N.C.

From the guide to the Lennox Polk McLendon Papers, ., 1792; 1813; 1875-1968, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

Relation Name
associatedWith Aycock, Charles B. (Charles Brantley), 1859-1912. person
associatedWith Baker, Robert Gene. person
associatedWith McLendon, Mary Lily Aycock. person
associatedWith North Carolina Board of Higher Education. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Field Artillery, 113th. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate corporateBody
associatedWith University of North Carolina (1793-1962) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
North Carolina
United States
North Carolina
Education, Higher
Election law
Governmental investigations
Legislative hearings
Segregation in higher education


Birth 1890

Death 1968



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