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James Gore King Mcclure

James Gore King Mcclure, American farmer. Awarded gold medal, Institute Social Sciences, 1944. member North Carolina Conservation and Development Board, 1925-1933. Public director Home Loan Corporation, 1937-1940; Member North Carolina Forestry Association (director), Society Mayflower Descendants (elder for State of North Carolina), Ashville Civic Music Association (president), National Citizens Committee for Public Schools.

Background

  • Mcclure, James Gore King was born on October 28, 1884 in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States. Son of James Gore King and Annie (Dixon) Mcclure.

  • Education

    • Graduate of Lake Forest (Illinois) Academy, 1900. Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1906, honorary Master of Arts, 1939. Studied New College, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1906-1907, McCormick Theological Seminary, 1908-1909, universities of Tübingen, Jena and Berlin, 1909-1910.

      Honorary Doctor of Science, Berea (Kentucky) College, 1929. Honorary Master of Arts, Harvard, 1941. Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of North Carolina, 1942.

    Career

    • Farming in North Carolina, since 1916. President Farmer’s Federation, Inc. (organized to develop markets and stimulate production of farmers in Western North Carolina.

      Originator Lords Acre movement). President Farmers Loan Corporation. Editor Farmers Federation News.

      President Appalachian Mutual, Incorporated, Treasurer Chest Mutual Cooperative. President American Forestry Association, 1937-1941. Member North Carolina Conservation and Development Board, 1925-1933.

      Public director Home Loan Corporation, 1937-1940. President Skyline Cooperative Dairies. Vice president North Carolina Symphony Chairman's Association Citizens Committee for Better Schools, Ashville, 1952-1954.

      Trustee Berry Schools, Rome, Georgia.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member North Carolina Conservation and Development Board, 1925-1933. Public director Home Loan Corporation, 1937-1940. Member North Carolina Forestry Association (director), Society Mayflower Descendants (elder for State of North Carolina), Ashville Civic Music Association (president), National Citizens Committee for Public Schools.

    Clubs: Pen and Plate, Civitan, Bilmote Forest.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Skinner Cramer, March 29, 1916. Children: James Gore King III (deceased), Elizabeth (Mistress.
    • father: James Gore King Mcclure
    • mother: Annie (Dixon) Mcclure
    • spouse: Elizabeth Skinner Cramer
    • children: James Gore King III Mcclure (deceased)
    • Elizabeth (Mrs Mcclure
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    Born October 28, 1884
    Died June 17, 1956
    (aged 71)
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