MORGAN, Robert Burren, (1925 - 2016)

Senate Years of Service: 1975-1981
Party: Democrat

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

MORGAN, Robert Burren, a Senator from North Carolina; born in Lillington, Harnett County, N.C., October 5, 1925; attended the Lillington public schools; attended East Carolina College 1942-1944, 1946-1947; B.S., University of North Carolina 1945; J.D., Wake Forest College School of Law, Winston-Salem, 1950; served in United States Navy 1944-1946, recalled during Korean Conflict 1952-1955, and remained in the Navy Reserve through 1971, advancing to lieutenant commander; served in United States Air Force Reserve 1971-1973, retiring as lieutenant colonel; admitted to the North Carolina bar in 1950; county clerk and judge of probate, Harnett County, N.C., 1950-1954; general practice of law 1955-1969; served in North Carolina State senate 1955-1969, named president pro tempore 1965; attorney general of North Carolina 1969-1974; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1974 and served from January 3, 1975, to January 3, 1981; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1980; director, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations 1985-1992; resumed general practice of law in Lillington, N.C., in 1992; was a resident of Buies Creek, N.C., until his death on July 16, 2016.