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James Baxter Hunt,, American lawyer, former governor. Bar: North Carolina 1964.


Hunt, James Baxter was born on May 16, 1937 in Guilford County, North Carolina, United States. Son of James Baxter and Elsie (Brame) Hunt.


Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education, North Carolina State University, 1959. Master of Science in Agricultural Economice, North Carolina State University, 1962. Juris Doctor, University North Carolina Chapel Hill School Law, 1964.


Economic advisor to Nepal Ford Foundation, 1964—1966. Partner Kirby, Webb & Hunt, Wilson, North Carolina, 1966—1972. Lieutenant governor State of North Carolina, 1973—1977, governor, 1977—1985, 1993—2001.

Partner Poyner & Spruill, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1985—1993, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, Raleigh, since 2001. Founding chairman National Board Professional Teaching Standards, 1987, National Center Public Policy & Higher Education, 1998. Chairman North Carolina State University Emerging Issues Forum, North Carolina State University Institute Emerging Issues, Raleigh, James B. Hunt, Junior Institute Educational Leadership & Policy, Durham, North Carolina.

Board visitors Wake Forst University. Board directors Nortel Networks Corporation, 2005—2009.


  • Bar: North Carolina 1964.


Trustee Atlantic Christian College. State president Young Democrats, 1968. Del.Dem. National Convention, 1968.

Member Carnegie Forum on Edition and Economics Task Force on Teaching as a Professional, 1986. Chairman National Board for Professional TeachingStandards, since 1987, National Commision on Teaching and American's Future, 1994. Member National governments Association (chairman task force on technological innovation member Executive Committee, chairman education committee of the states and national task force on education for economics growth 1982-1983, leadership team on controlling crime and violence 1994, chairman national education goals panel since 1997).


Married Carolyn Joyce Leonard, August 20, 1958. Children: Rebecca Hunt Hawley, James Baxter Hunt III, Rachel Nilender, Elizabeth Amigh.

James Baxter Hunt

Elsie (Brame) Hunt

Carolyn Joyce Leonard

Rebecca Hunt Hawley Hunt,

James Baxter Hunt III Hunt,

Rachel Nilender Hunt,

Elizabeth Amigh Hunt,