This collection contains about 363 cubic feet of material documenting the Congressional career of Lunsford Richardson Preyer. Mr. Preyer (January 11, 1919-April 3, 2001) of Greensboro, North Carolina, served in the U.S. House of Representatives for twelve years (January 1969-January 1981).
Lunsford Richardson Preyer (called "Richardson") was born January 11, 1919, and died April 3, 2001, in Greensboro, North Carolina. He served in the U.S. Navy (1941-1946), received a law degree from Harvard in 1949, served as a city judge (1953-1954) and a N.C. State Superior Court judge (1956-1961) and as a U.S. District Court judge (1961-1963), ran unsuccessfully for N.C. governor in 1964, was a senior vice president and held other posititions at NCNB (1964-1966), and was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives in the fall of 1968. He served in the U.S. House for six terms until he lost his seventh bid for office in the fall of 1980. During his fifth U.S. House term he served as the chair of the Select Committee on Ethics.
Gift of Honorable L. Richardson Preyer Gift of John Lawrence Pinnix
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