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L. H. Fountain Edit Profile


L. H. Fountain, American former congressman. Bar: North Carolina 1936.


Fountain, L. H. was born on April 23, 1913 in Leggett, North Carolina, United States. Son of Lawrence H. and Sallie (Barnes) Fountain.


Bachelor of Arts North Carolina, 1934. Juris Doctor, University North Carolina, 1936. Doctor of Laws honorary, University North Carolina, 1981.


Reading clerk, North Carolina Senate, 1936-1941;member, 83d-97th Congresses from 2d North Carolina Districtmember foreign affairs committee, chairman inter-governmental relations and human relations subcommittee of government operations committee for 28 years,, 83d-97th Congresses from 2d North Carolina Districtmember international security and science affairs subcommittee, Europe and Middle East subcommittee, 97th Congress. Member United States delegate 22d session United Nations General Assembly, 1967, Presidential Advisory Committee on Federalism, 1981-1982. Charter member Advisory Commision on Intergovtl.

Relations, 1959-1982. Former chairman subcommittee on Near Eastern Affairs of Foreign Affairs Committee. Sponsor legislation leading to 1st independent inspector general in Department of Health, Education and Welfare, worked for establishment of inspector gens. in other federal agys.


  • Bar: North Carolina 1936.


Member executive committee East Carolina council Boy Scouts American. State senator 4th Senatorial District, General Assembly, 1947-1952. President Edgecombe Young Democratic Club, 1940.

Eastern organizer Young Democratic Clubs of North Carolina, 1941. Past chairman executive committee 2d Congressional District. Elder Presbyterian Church, unbroken Sunday school or Bible class attendance, since 1916.

Trustee St. Andrews Presbyterian College, North Carolina, 1955-1971, 72-74, National Presbyterian church, Washington, 1961-1964, 77-80. Served to major Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Lieutenant colonel United States Army Reserve (retired).

Member North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Farm Bureau, North Carolina Grange, American Legion. Lodges: Kiwanis (lieutenant governor 6th North Carolina division).


Son of Lawrence H. and Sallie (Barnes) F. M. Christine Dail, May 14, 1942. 1 daughter, Nancy Dail.

Lawrence H. Fountain

Sallie (Barnes) Fountain

Christine Dail