|"Around the Capital" (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902,
Collection of U.S. House of Representatives
BELLAMY, John Dillard, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Wilmington, N.C.,
March 24, 1854; attended the common schools and Cape Fear Military Academy; was
graduated from Davidson College, Davidson, N.C., in 1873 and from the
University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1875; was admitted to the bar in
1875 and commenced the practice of law in Wilmington, N.C.; city attorney of
Wilmington 1892-1894; member of the State senate 1900-1902; delegate at large
to the Democratic National Conventions in 1892, 1908, and 1920; elected as a
Democrat to the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1899-March
3, 1903); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth
Congress; resumed the practice of law in Wilmington, N.C.; also engaged as an
author; district counsel for the Seaboard Air Line Railway Co., the Southern
Bell Telephone Co., and the Western Union Telegraph Co.; also connected with
the street railway company and cotton mills in Wilmington, N.C.; appointed by
Governor McLean as a commissioner from North Carolina to the celebration of the
two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of George Washington, held in
Washington, D.C., in 1932; died in Wilmington, N.C., September 25, 1942;
interment in Oakdale Cemetery.
BibliographyBellamy, John Dillard.
Memoirs of an Octogenarian. [Charlotte, N.C.: Observer
Printing House, 1942].