HAMMER, William Cicero, (1865 - 1930)


Campaign postcard, 1920-1928, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

HAMMER, William Cicero, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Asheboro, Randolph County, N.C., March 24, 1865; attended private and common schools; studied at Yadkin Institute and Western Maryland College, Westminster, Md.; taught school and was principal of two academies; was graduated in law from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1891; was admitted to the bar in September 1891 and commenced practice in Asheboro, N.C.; mayor of Asheboro, member of the city council, and school commissioner 1895-1899; superintendent of public instruction 1891-1895 and again in 1899-1901; solicitor in the superior court 1901-1914; for more than forty years was owner and editor of the Asheboro Courier; appointed United States attorney on February 24, 1914, and served until September 20, 1920; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1921, until his death in Asheboro, N.C., September 26, 1930; interment in City Cemetery.