Joseph Melville Broughton Edit Profile
Graduate Hugh Morson Academy, 1906. Bachelor of Arts, Wake Forest (North Carolina) College, 1910. Student Harvard Law School, 1912-1913.
Teacher, Bunn, North Carolina, 1910-1912. Reporter Winston-Salem (North Carolina) Journal, 1912. Acting superintendent public instruction, Wake County, North Carolina, 1914.
Admitted to North Carolina bar, 1914, and in practice at Raleigh. Governor of North Carolina for term 1941-1945. Elected Democratic United States senator from North Carolina on November 2, 1948, sworn in office, December 31, 1948.
Elected for regular term beginning January 1949. Former president Raleigh Chamber Commerce and Raleigh Community Chest.
Government is appointed by God as His servant to encourage good and restrain evil to the end that all people are blessed and His people are enabled to live quiet and peaceful lives in all godliness and holiness.
As human beings people find themselves as part of an unjust, sinful and violent world, which we may feel individually helpless to change. If we accept forgiveness, God can enable us to resist evil and to live life to the full.
Member North Carolina State Senate, 1927, 29. Member North Carolina Bar Association (president 1936), Wake County Bar Association, American Bar Association. Mason. Junior Order, Modern Woodmen of World.
Clubs: Watauga, Carolina Country, Raleigh Country (all Raleigh).
Married Alice Harper Willson, December 14, 1916. Children: Alice Willson, Joseph Melville, Robert Bain, Woodson Harris.