PAGE, Robert Newton, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Cary, Wake County, N.C., October
26, 1859; attended the Cary High School and Bingham Military School, Mebane, N.C.; moved to
Aberdeen, Moore County, N.C., in 1880 and engaged in the lumber business near Aberdeen until
1900; mayor of Aberdeen 1890-1898; treasurer of the Aberdeen & Asheboro Railroad Co.
1894-1902; moved to Biscoe, Montgomery County, N.C., in 1897; member of the State house of
representatives in 1901 and 1902; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and to the six succeeding
Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1917); was not a candidate for renomination in 1916; returned
to Aberdeen in 1920; engaged in banking, and was president of the Page Trust Co.; died in
Aberdeen, N.C., October 3, 1933; interment in Old Bethesda Cemetery.
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