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Skinner, a native of Perquimans County, was a lawyer, writer, and businessman. Together with Leonidas Polk, Marion Butler, and Dr. Cyrus Thompson, he was one of the outstanding Populist leaders in the state and advanced much progressive legislation.
Harry Skinner, a native of Perquimans County, was a lawyer in Greenville, NC and was an advocate of farmers and education. He authored numerous articles on the economic plight of farmers. Skinner represented Pitt County in the legislature, fought for the establishment of Industrial Training School for girls at Greensboro, NC, financial relief for farmers and the creation of a railroad Commission. He was appointed US District Attorney for the Eastern District of NC in 1901 and served as president of the North Carolina Bar Association from 1915-1916.