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Joseph Melville Broughton
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"United States Senator
from "North Carolina
In office
December 31, 1948 – March 6, 1949
Preceded by "William B. Umstead
Succeeded by "Frank P. Graham
60th "Governor of North Carolina
In office
January 9, 1941 – January 4, 1945
"Lieutenant "Reginald L. Harris
Preceded by "Clyde R. Hoey
Succeeded by "R. Gregg Cherry
Personal details
Born (1888-11-17)November 17, 1888
"Raleigh, "North Carolina
Died March 6, 1949(1949-03-06) (aged 60)
"Washington, D.C.
Political party "Democratic
Spouse(s) Alice Willson
Children 4
"Alma mater "Wake Forest University,
"Harvard Law School

Joseph Melville Broughton (November 17, 1888 – March 6, 1949) was the 60th "Governor of North Carolina from 1941 to 1945. He later briefly served as a "United States Senator from January 3, 1949 until his death in office approximately two months later.



Broughton was born on November 17, 1888 in "Raleigh, North Carolina. He graduated from "Wake Forest College, where he also played football, in 1910. Broughton attended "Harvard Law School then worked as a school principal and journalist before actively entering the legal profession. As governor, one of his major legacies was the extension of the public school term from six to nine months.

Broughton was among twelve nominated at the "1944 Democratic National Convention to serve as "Franklin D. Roosevelt's running mate in the "presidential election that year.[1] In 1948, Broughton was elected to the United States Senate, after defeating "William B. Umstead, an appointed incumbent, in the Democratic primary.[2] In November, Broughton won both a special election to complete the Senate term[3] and an election for a full term.[4] He took office on December 31, 1948, but his service in the Senate was brief, as he died on March 6, 1949 in "Bethesda, Maryland.


Joseph Melville Broughton, Jr. was the son of Joseph Melville Broughton, Sr. and Sallie Harris. He married Alice Wilson in 1916, they had four children. He was the nephew of "Needham B. Broughton.[5] He was interred at Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh.


In 1959, the State Hospital at "Morganton for "psychiatric patients was renamed "Broughton Hospital in his memory.[6]

He was a member of "Civitan International.[7]

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External links[edit]

United States Congress. "BROUGHTON, Joseph Melville (id: B000894)". "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.  at "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

Political offices
Preceded by
"Clyde R. Hoey
"Governor of North Carolina
Succeeded by
"R. Gregg Cherry
"U.S. Senate
Preceded by
"William Bradley Umstead
"U.S. Senator (Class 2) from North Carolina
Served alongside: "Clyde Roark Hoey
Succeeded by
"Frank Porter Graham
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