PRITCHARD, George Moore, (1886 - 1955)


PRITCHARD, George Moore, (son of Jeter Connelly Pritchard), a Representative from North Carolina; born near Mars Hill in Madison County, N.C., January 4, 1886; attended the public schools of Marshall, N.C., and Washington, D.C., Emerson Institute, Washington, D.C., the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the law department of the University of South Carolina at Columbia; was admitted to the bar in 1908 and commenced practice in Greenville, S.C.; moved to Marshall, N.C., in 1910 and continued the practice of law; member of the North Carolina State house of representatives in 1916 and 1917; elected trustee of the University of North Carolina in 1917; solicitor of the nineteenth judicial district 1919-1922; moved to Asheville, N.C., in 1919 and continued the practice of law; chairman of the Buncombe County Republican committee in 1928; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1931); was not a candidate for renomination to the Seventy-second Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1930; resumed the practice of law in Asheville and Marshall, N.C.; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1932; was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of North Carolina in 1948; died in Asheville, N.C., April 24, 1955; interment in Pritchard Cemetery, Marshall, N.C.