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In this continuing series of biographical sketches of members of the state legislature, Lucas discusses John Hamlin Folger, who represented Surry County in the General Assembly. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1927 and to the State Senate in 1931.
Folger is head of the famous Folger political clan in Surry County. The state's newest Congressman, he has had and active and successful career in both the legal and political professions for almost forty years. He succeeded his younger brother, Lon, who represented the 5th Congressional District, after he had been killed in an automobile accident.