William B. Umstead

William B. Umstead

William Bradley Umstead was an American Senator and the 63rd Governor of the state of North Carolina from 1953 to 1954. He was born in the northern Durham County town of Bahama in 1895. In 1916, Umstead earned a bachelor's degree in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a member of Philanthropic Society. Umstead taught high school history for approximately one school year before joining the Army after the U.S. entry into World War I. He served as an officer and saw combat in France; Umstead was discharged in 1919 as a first lieutenant. He almost immediately entered law school at Trinity College. Umstead was a prosecutor for most of his legal career ... more on Wikipedia

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