MOREHEAD, John Motley, a Representative from North Carolina;
born in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., July 20, 1866;
attended the public schools and the Bingham Military School of North Carolina at Mebane;
was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1886;
also completed a business course in Bryant and Stratton College, Baltimore, Md.;
collecting teller of the Charlotte National Bank, of Charlotte, N.C.;
buyer and dealer in leaf tobacco at Durham, N.C.;
interested in manufacturing and agricultural pursuits;
elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first Congress (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1911);
declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1910;
chairman of the Republican State committee 1910-1916;
member of the Republican National Committee from 1916 until 1922, when he resigned;
became extensively engaged in the manufacture of woolen goods and other commodities;
died in Charlotte, N.C., December 13, 1923;
interment in Elmwood Cemetery.
Steelman, Joseph F. Republicanism in North Carolina: John Motley Moreheads Campaign to Revive a Moribund Party, 1908-1910. North Carolina Historical Review 62 (April 1965): 153-68.