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James Gore King Mcclure

farmer

James Gore King Mcclure, American farmer. Awarded gold medal, Institute Social Sciences, 1944. member North Carolina Conservation and Development Board, 1925-1933. Public director Home Loan Corporation, 1937-1940; Member North Carolina Forestry Association (director), Society Mayflower Descendants (elder for State of North Carolina), Ashville Civic Music Association (president), National Citizens Committee for Public Schools.

Background

Mcclure, James Gore King was born on October 28, 1884 in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States. Son of James Gore King and Annie (Dixon) Mcclure.

Education

Graduate of Lake Forest (Illinois) Academy, 1900. Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1906, honorary Master of Arts, 1939. Studied New College, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1906-1907, McCormick Theological Seminary, 1908-1909, universities of Tübingen, Jena and Berlin, 1909-1910.

Honorary Doctor of Science, Berea (Kentucky) College, 1929. Honorary Master of Arts, Harvard, 1941. Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of North Carolina, 1942.

Career

Farming in North Carolina, since 1916. President Farmer’s Federation, Inc. (organized to develop markets and stimulate production of farmers in Western North Carolina.

Originator Lords Acre movement). President Farmers Loan Corporation. Editor Farmers Federation News.

President Appalachian Mutual, Incorporated, Treasurer Chest Mutual Cooperative. President American Forestry Association, 1937-1941. Member North Carolina Conservation and Development Board, 1925-1933.

Public director Home Loan Corporation, 1937-1940. President Skyline Cooperative Dairies. Vice president North Carolina Symphony Chairman's Association Citizens Committee for Better Schools, Ashville, 1952-1954.

Trustee Berry Schools, Rome, Georgia.

Membership

Member North Carolina Conservation and Development Board, 1925-1933. Public director Home Loan Corporation, 1937-1940. Member North Carolina Forestry Association (director), Society Mayflower Descendants (elder for State of North Carolina), Ashville Civic Music Association (president), National Citizens Committee for Public Schools.

Clubs: Pen and Plate, Civitan, Bilmote Forest.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Skinner Cramer, March 29, 1916. Children: James Gore King III (deceased), Elizabeth (Mistress.

father:
James Gore King Mcclure

mother:
Annie (Dixon) Mcclure

spouse:
Elizabeth Skinner Cramer

children:
James Gore King III Mcclure (deceased)

Elizabeth (Mrs Mcclure