Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University North Carolina, 1950. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Catawba College, Salisbury, North Carolina, 1966.
With Broyhill Furniture Industries, 1945—1962. Member United States Congress from 9th North Carolina District, 1963—1968, United States Congress from 10th North Carolina District, 1968—1986. United States Senator from North Carolina, 1986-1987.
Member Senate Armed Services and Judiciary Committees. Chairman North Carolina Economic Development Board, 1987—1989. Secretary North Carolina Department Commerce, 1989—1991.
Charter member Republican Task Force on Trade. Member Senate Grace Caucus, Senate Textile Steering Committee, member board visitors Bowman Gray/Baptist Hospital Medical Center, member North Carolina Steering Committee.
A mature Christian can reach a state where the love of God reigns supreme in the heart. No one can be perfect in an absolute way, as God is. But it is possible to be perfect in love to God.
Christians should seek to apply their spiritual and moral values to the political process rather than politicize the church.
Trustee Wake Forest University, 1970-1974, Appalachian State University;member board directors Appalachian State University Foundation. Vice chairman board advisory Lees–McRae College, Banner Elk, North Carolina. Member development board Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory, North Carolina.
Member board directors North Carolina Food Bank. Member of Lenoir Chamber of Commerce (president 1956-1958, board member), Masons, Shriners.
Married Louise Robbins. C. Marilyn Broyhill Beach, Ed, Phil.