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Bascom Barrie BLACKWELDER, American Director, State School for Deaf. Member of National Geographic Society; North Carolina Forum; American Legion; Masons; Shriners; Sigma Nu; Knights of Pythias.; Chamber of Commerce. Club: Country (Hickory).


  • BLACKWELDER, Bascom Barrie was born on July 4, 1884 in Catawba, North Carolina, United States. Son of John Wilson and Mary (Long) Blackwelder.

  • Education

    • Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory, North Carolina, Bachelor of Arts, 1905. University of North Carolina, Bachelor of Arts, 1906. University of Law, North Carolina, 1909, 1911.


    • C. Attorney, North Carolina, 1911. Judge, Municipal City, Hickory, North Carolina, 1915-1917. Government Appeal Agent, 1917-1918.

      Commander, Captain, Army Service Corps, 1918. Resigned and resumed practice of law, 1918. Elected Vice-President, Granite Falls Manufacturing Company and Granite Cordage Company, 1919.

      Elected Director, Hickory Chamber of Commerce, 1921. Elected Director, 1 Bldg, and Loan Association. Hickory same year; elected, Chairman, Company Board Education, Catawba Company, North Carolina, 1926.

      President, Hickory Rotary Club, 1928-1929. Appointed Director, North Carolina School for Deaf, since 1929. Appointed member, Board of Governor, Catawba.

      Company, since 1929.


    Member of National Geographic Society. North Carolina Forum. American Legion; Masons.

    Shriners; Sigma Nu; Knights of Pythias. Chamber of Commerce. Club: Country (Hickory).


    • Spouse Esther Shuford, October 12, 1910, Hickory, N.
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