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director , State School for Deaf

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.


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.