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for The State Vol. 1 Issue 44, Mar 1934
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In this continuing series of articles on the various departments of North Carolina state government, Sadler discusses the officer of Commissioner of Paroles. In 1933, Governor Ehringhaus appointed Edwin Gill to lead the newly created North Carolina Paroles Commission. One of his duties is to investigate carefully all the cases of individuals on Death Row to be certain the individual receives a last fair chance to be heard.
Near Wilmington, on the eastern shore of the Cape Fear River, stands an old, moss-covered cypress tree. It has stood there for over two centuries. For mariners it is a landmark indicating that the end of the voyage is in sight. When the tree was sighted, the captain would order that a dram of grog be issued to the crew, hence the name \"Dram Tree.\"
In this continuing series of biographical sketches of members of the state legislature, Lucas discusses Thomas Contee Bowie, a seven-term member of the House of Representatives from Ashe County.