Carl T. Durham
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from North Carolina's 6th district
January 3, 1939 - January 3, 1961
|William B. Umstead|
|Horace R. Kornegay|
Carl Thomas Durham
August 28, 1892
Orange County, North Carolina, U.S.
|Died||April 29, 1974 (aged 81)|
Durham, North Carolina, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
He was a pharmacist from 1912 to 1938. He served as a pharmacist's mate in the United States Navy from 1917 to 1918. He served as a member of the city council of Chapel Hill, North Carolina from 1924 to 1932, and of the Orange County Board of Commissioners 1932 to 1938. He served as a member of the school board of Chapel Hill, North Carolina from 1924 to 1938. He was also a trustee of the University of North Carolina.
Durham was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939 - January 3, 1961). He served as chairman of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, during which time he was a signatory to the 1956 Southern Manifesto that opposed the desegregation of public schools ordered by the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1960 to the Eighty-seventh Congress. In 1964, retired and resided in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.