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Robert Burren Morgan

Lawyer , senator

Robert Burren Morgan, former United States senator from North Carolina. Bar: North Carolina 1950.


Morgan, Robert Burren was born on October 5, 1925 in Lillington, North Carolina, United States. Son of James Harvey and Alice (Butts) Morgan.


Bachelor of Science, East Carolina College, 1947. Juris Doctor, Wake Forest Law School, 1950.


Clerk superior court, Harnett County, North Carolina, 1950-1954. Judge probate, juvenile courts, 1950-1954. Practice in Lillington, 1954-1969.

Past member firm Morgan & Jones. Attorney general State of North Carolina, 1969-1974. United States Senator from North Carolina, 1975—1981.

Partner firm Morgan, Bryan, Jones and Johnson, Lillington, 1981-1985. Director North Carolina Bureau Investigation, 1985—1992. Attorney in private practice Lillington, North Carolina, since 1992.

Member North Carolina Senate, 1955-1968, president pro tempore, 1965-1967.


  • Bar: North Carolina 1950.


Baptism is an act of full immersion following Christ’s example. It should be undertaken by spiritually matured individuals capable to understand its profound significance: resurrection to new life.


As a people whose forbears came together in response to intolerance, Baptistsshould cherish freedom and pursue it for millions around the world.


Church members should meet regularly in order to be accountable to each other about how each person is living the Christian life.


President board Harnett County Library. Trustee East Carolina University, chairman board, 1964-1973. Trustee Lees–McRae College, Banner Elk, North Carolina, 1972-1980.

Board visitors Wake Forest University School Law, 1977. Member Lillington Chamber of Commerce. Board regents Smithsonian Institution, 1978-1981, National Portrait Gallery, 1978.

Served United States Naval Reserve as ensign, 1944-1946. Advanced to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1952-1971, served in Korea 1952-1955. Lieutenant colonel United States Air Force Reserve 1973-1973.

Member East Carolina General Alumni Association (president 1956-1959), American Trial Lawyers Association. Member American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Phi Alpha Delta, Phi Sigma Pi, Chi Beta Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi. Lodges: Rotary; Moose.

Masons; Order Eastern Star.


Married Katie Owen, August 1960. Children: Margaret Ann, Mary Elizabeth, Alice Jean (deceased), Rupert Tart.

James Harvey Morgan

Alice (Butts) Morgan

Katie Owen

Margaret Ann Morgan

Mary Elizabeth Morgan

Alice Jean Morgan (deceased)

Rupert Tart Morgan