Mrs. Spilman was born in Chowan County and moved to Greenville, N. C. in 1916 to teach school. She married J.B. Spilman, treasurer of East Carolina College, and subsequently became asst. treasurer of the college. She ran unsuccessfully for the N.C. senate In 1932 and was vice-chairman of the Clyde R. Hoey gubernatorial campaign in 1936. Mrs. Spilman served as Vice-chairman of the N.C. Unemployment Compensation Commisstion(1936-1941), director of a resident hall for WAVES in Washington, D.C. (1941-1942), Manager of the Greenville Employment Security Commission (1942-1944), Executive director of the Pitt County T.B. Association (1950-1957), and director of the N.C. Mental Health Association (1957-1958), She has been vice-chairman of the N.C. Democratic State Executive Committee and coordinator of the Council on the Aging.
The interviews concern every aspect of Mrs. Spilman's life and career as indicated above.
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