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Sam Ervin

Sam ErvinAKA Samuel James Ervin, Jr.

Born: 27-Sep-1896
Birthplace: Morganton, NC
Died: 23-Apr-1985
Location of death: Winston-Salem, NC
Cause of death: Emphysema
Remains: Buried, Forest Hill Cemetery, Morganton, NC

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from North Carolina, 1954-74

Military service: US Army (1917-19)

Father: Samuel James Ervin (b. 1844, d. 1944)
Mother: Laura Theresa Powe (b. 1865, d. 1956)
Sister: Laura Witherspoon Ervin (b. 1888, d. 1976)
Sister: Catherine Ellerbe Ervin (b. 1890, d. 1940)
Sister: Margaret Tate Ervin (b. 1892, d. 1911)
Brother: Edward Powe Ervin (b. 1894, d. 1933)
Brother: Hugh Tate Ervin (b. 1898)
Brother: Joseph Wilson Ervin (Congressman, d. 1945, suicide)
Sister: Eunice Worth Ervin (b. 1903)
Brother: John Witherspoon Ervin (b. 1906, d. 1973)
Sister: Jean Conyers Ervin (b. 1909)
Wife: Margaret Bruce Bell Ervin (m. 1924, d. 1986)
Daughter: Margaret Leslie Ervin Hansler
Daughter: Laura Powe Ervin Smith
Son: Sam J. Ervin III (b. 1926)

    University: University of North Carolina (1917)
    Law School: LLB, Harvard Law School (1922)

    US Senator, North Carolina (1954-74)
    North Carolina State Supreme Court (1948-54)
    US Congressman, North Carolina (1946-47)
    North Carolina State House of Representatives
    American Bar Association
    American Legion
    Farm Bureau
    Freemasonry
    Grange
    Kiwanis Club Morganton, NC
    Knights of Pythias
    Knights Templar
    Loyal Order of Moose
    Newcomen Society of the United States
    Order of AHEPA
    Shriners
    Society of the Cincinnati
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Distinguished Service Cross
    Purple Heart twice
    Silver Star
    Cholecystectomy Grace Hospital, Morganton, NC (1985)
    Watergate Scandal
    Irish Ancestry
    Scottish Ancestry

Is the subject of books:
Just A Country Lawyer: A Biography of Senator Sam Ervin, 1974, BY: Paul R. Clancy
A Good Man: The Life of Sam J. Ervin, 1976, BY: Dick Dabney

Author of books:
The Whole Truth: The Watergate Conspiracy (1980)
Preserving the Constitution: An Autobiography of Senator Sam Ervin (1984, memoir)


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