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Robert Rice Reynolds

He was a Senator from North Carolina.


  • He attended the public schools.

    He studied law at Weaverville (N.C.) College, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


  • He was admitted to the bar in 1907 and commenced practice in Asheville, N.C.;

    served as prosecuting attorney of the fifteenth judicial district of North Carolina 1910-1914;

    unsuccessful candidate for nomination for lieutenant governor in 1924 and for United States Senator in 1926;

    presidential elector in 1928 on the Democratic ticket;

    elected as a Democrat on November 8, 1932, to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lee S. Overman for the term ending March 3, 1933, and on the same day was elected for the term beginning March 4, 1933;

    reelected in 1938 and served from December 5, 1932, to January 3, 1945;

    was not a candidate for renomination in 1944;

    chairman, Committee on the District of Columbia (Seventy-seventh Congress), Committee on Military Affairs (Seventy-seventh and Seventy-eighth Congresses);

    unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 1950; practiced law in Washington, D.C., and operated a large estate near Asheville, N.C.


Democratic U.S. senator from North Carolina between 1932 and 1945

Party affiliation: Democratic Party

Robert Reynolds
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Died February 13, 1963
(aged 78)


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