FOUNTAIN, Lawrence H., (1913 - 2002)


Campaign handbill (detail), 1964, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

FOUNTAIN, Lawrence H., a Representative from North Carolina; born in Leggett, Edgecombe County, N.C., April 23, 1913; attended the Edgecombe public schools, Edgecombe County, N.C.; A.B., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1934; J.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1936; lawyer, private practice; United States Army, 1942-1946; United States Army Reserve; staff, North Carolina state senate, 1936-1941; member of the North Carolina state senate, 1947-1952; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1983); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-eighth Congress in 1982; member, Presidential Advisory Committee on Federalism, 1981-1982; died on October 10, 2002, in Raleigh, N.C.; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Tarboro, N.C.