LYON, Homer Le Grand, (1879 - 1956)


69th Congress Pictorial Directory, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

LYON, Homer Le Grand, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Elizabethtown, Bladen County, N.C., March 1, 1879; attended the public schools, the Davis Military School, Winston, N.C., and the law department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; was admitted to the bar in 1900 and commenced practice in Whiteville, Columbus County, N.C.; delegate to every Democratic State convention from 1901 to 1921; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1904 and 1940; solicitor of the eighth judicial district of North Carolina 1913-1920; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1929); was not a candidate for renomination in 1928; resumed the practice of law in Whiteville, N.C., until his retirement in 1950; died in Whiteville, N.C., May 31, 1956; interment in Memorial Cemetery.