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|Size||10.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately About 8,250 items)|
|Abstract||Emery B. (Emery Byrd) Denny was an associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, 1942-1962, and chief justice, 1962-1966. The collection is chiefly correspondence, memoranda, legal documents, printed items, notebooks, a diary, speeches, and other material documenting the career of Denny as lawyer and judge. Files pertaining to the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the 1940 North Carolina gubernatorial campaign of J. Melville Broughton are also included.|
|Creator||Denny, Emery B. (Emery Byrd), 1892-1973.|
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|23 November 1892||Emery Byrd Denny born Pilot Mountain, N.C., to Gabriel Denny and Sarah Delphina Stone|
|1915-1916||Student, University of North Carolina|
|1917-1919||Law student, University of North Carolina|
|1917-1919||Served in Army Air Corps in Texas and Washington|
|1919||Became partner in law firm of Mangum and Denny, Gastonia, N.C.|
|1922||Married Bessie Brandt Brown of Salisbury, N.C.|
|1929-1937||Mayor of Gastonia, N.C.|
|1940||Manager of J. Melville Broughton North Carolina gubernatorial campaign|
|1940-1942||Chairman, North Carolina State Democratic Executive Committee|
|1941||Legislative counsel for Governor Broughton|
|1942-1962||Associate justice, North Carolina Supreme Court|
|1951||Elected to Board of Trustees, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C.|
|1962-1966||Chief justice, North Carolina Supreme Court|
|1968-1970||Chairman, North Carolina State Study Commission|
|25 April 1973||Died, Raleigh, N.C.|
The collection is chiefly correspondence, memoranda, legal documents, printed items, notebooks, a diary, speeches, and other material documenting the career of Denny as lawyer and judge. Files pertaining to the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the 1940 North Carolina gubernatorial campaign of J. Melville Broughton are also included.Back to Top
|Image Folder PF-4345/1-4|
|Extra Oversize Image Folder X-OP-PF-4345/1|
Photographs (PF-4345/1-4, X-OP-PF-4345/1).Back to Top
Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top