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Former Rep. Bob Etheridge

Democrat  •  North Carolina 7 Terms  •  Sworn In 1997
Last Term 2009 - 2010 View All

Born August 7, 1941 in Sampson County, North Carolina, Etheridge attended Campbell University and served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1967. A tobacco farmer and hardware store owner, Etheridge served as a Harnett County commissioner from 1973 to 1977. In 1978, he was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives, where he served for four terms and rose to chair the House Appropriations Committee. In 1988, Etheridge was elected North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction. After serving two terms in that office, Etheridge was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives in 1996.


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