WARREN, Lindsay Carter, (1889 - 1976)

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

WARREN, Lindsay Carter, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Washington, Beaufort County, N.C., December 16, 1889; pursued preparatory studies at Bingham School, Asheville, N.C., 1903-1906; attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1906-1908; studied law at the same university in 1911 and 1912; was admitted to the bar in 1912 and commenced practice in Washington, N.C.; attorney of Beaufort County 1912-1925; chairman of the Democratic executive committee of Beaufort County 1912-1925; member of the State senate in 1917, 1919, 1959, and 1961, serving as president pro tempore in 1919; member of the State code commission for compiling the consolidated statutes in 1919; chairman of the special legislative committee in 1920 on workmen’s compensation acts; member of the State house of representatives in 1923; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-ninth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1925, until his resignation on October 31, 1940; chairman, Committee on Accounts (Seventy-second through Seventy-sixth Congresses); appointed Comptroller General of the United States for a fifteen-year term, serving from November 1, 1940, until his retirement on May 1, 1954; had been renominated to the Seventy-seventh Congress, but later withdrew; delegate to Democratic National Conventions in 1932 and 1940; chairman of the Democratic State conventions in 1930, 1934, and temporary chairman and keynoter in 1938; died in Washington, N.C., December 28, 1976; interment in Oakdale Cemetery.


Porter, David. “Representative Lindsay Warren, The Water Bloc, and the Transportation Act of 1940.” North Carolina Historical Review 50 (July 1973): 273-88.