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Henry E. Frye

state supreme court chief justice

Henry E. Frye was state supreme court chief justice. Bar: North Carolina 1959. Deacon Providence Baptist Church Captain United States Air Force, 1953-1955. Member American Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, Greensboro Bar Association, National Bar Association, American Judicature Society (chair board directors 1995-1997), Kappa Alpha Psi.

Background

Frye, Henry E. was born on August 1, 1932 in Ellerbe, North Carolina, United States. Son of Walter A. and Pearl Alma (Motley) Frye.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, A & T University, North Carolina, 1953. Juris Doctor with honors, University North Carolina, 1959.

Career

Assistant United States attorney (middle district), North Carolina, 1963-1965. Professor law North Carolina Central University, Durham, 1965-1967. Practice law Greensboro, North Carolina, 1967-1983.

Representative North Carolina General Assembly, 1969-1980, North Carolina Senate, 1980-1982. Associate justice North Carolina Supreme Court, Raleigh, 1983-1999, chief justice, 1999—2001. Of counsel Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP, Greensboro, North Carolina, since 2001.

Organizer, president Greensboro National Bank, 1971-1980.

Achievements

  • Bar: North Carolina 1959.

Membership

Deacon Providence Baptist Church Captain United States Air Force, 1953-1955. Member American Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, Greensboro Bar Association, National Bar Association, American Judicature Society (chair board directors 1995-1997), Kappa Alpha Psi.

Connections

Married Edith Shirley Taylor, August 25, 1956. Children: Henry Eric, Harlan Elbert.

father:
Walter A. Frye

mother:
Pearl Alma (Motley) Frye

spouse:
Edith Shirley Taylor

children:
Henry Eric Frye

Harlan Elbert Frye