FOUNTAIN, Lawrence H.

FOUNTAIN, Lawrence H.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1913–2002

Biography

FOUNTAIN, Lawrence H., a Representative from North Carolina; born in Leggett, Edgecombe County, N.C., April 23, 1913; attended the Edgecombe public schools, Edgecombe County, N.C.; A.B., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1934; J.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1936; lawyer, private practice; United States Army, 1942-1946; United States Army Reserve; staff, North Carolina state senate, 1936-1941; member of the North Carolina state senate, 1947-1952; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1983); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-eighth Congress in 1982; member, Presidential Advisory Committee on Federalism, 1981-1982; died on October 10, 2002, in Raleigh, N.C.; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Tarboro, N.C.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum

Austin, TX
Oral History: 1969, 31 pages. An oral history interview with Lawrence H. Fountain on July 15, 1969. A description is available in the library.

University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection

Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 1946-1982, 375 linear feet. The congressional papers Lawrence H. Fountain include general correspondence; legislative, committee, and district files; and Fountain's speeches and newsletters. The papers contain extensive information on social and economic conditions in North Carolina. They also document Fountain's leadership of the Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee of the House Government Operations Committee, which Fountain chaired from 1955 to 1982 and which examined waste, inefficiency, and corruption in federal agencies.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: L. H. Fountain, Democratic Representative from North Carolina. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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