PREYER, Lunsford Richardson, (1919 - 2001)


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PREYER, Lunsford Richardson, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C., January 11, 1919; graduated from Woodberry Forest High School, Woodberry Forest, Va.; A.B., Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., 1941; L.L.B., Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass., 1949; United States Navy, 1941-1946; city judge, 1953-1954; North Carolina state superior court judge, 1956-1961; United States District Court Judge, 1961-1963; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of North Carolina in 1964; senior vice president, trust officer, city executive of North Carolina National Bank, Greensboro, N.C., 1964-1966; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-first and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1969-January 3, 1981); chairman, Select Committee on Ethics (Ninety-fifth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-seventh Congress in 1980; was a resident of Greensboro, N.C. until his death on April 3, 2001, in Greensboro, N.C.; interment in Green Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, N.C.