North Carolina State Government - The Judicial Branch

Supreme Court Justices
(Those in Bold are Chief Justices)

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1818

 John Louis Taylor

Leonard
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John Hall

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1819

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1820

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1821

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1823

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1826

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1827

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1828

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1829

John DeRossett Toomer

Thomas Ruffin

Leonard Henderson

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1830

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1831

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1832

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Joseph John Daniel

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1833

Thomas Ruffin

William Joseph Gaston

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1834

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1841

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1842

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1843

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1844

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Frederick Nash

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1845

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1846

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1847

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1848

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William Horn Battle

Richmond Mumford Pearson 

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1849

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1850

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1851

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1852

William Horn Battle

Frederick Nash

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1853

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1856

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1857

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1858

Thomas Ruffin

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1859

Matthias Evans Manly

William Horn Battle

Richmond Mumford Pearson

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1861

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1862

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1863

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1864

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1865

Edwin Godwin Reade

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1867

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1868

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William Blount Rodman

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Thomas Settle, Jr

Robert Paine Dick

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1870

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1871

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Nathaniel Boyden

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1872

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1873

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William Preston Bynum

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1874

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1875

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William Turner Faircloth

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1877

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1878

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William Nathan Harrell Smith

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1879

Thomas Samuel Ashe

John Henry Dillard

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1880

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1881

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Thomas Ruffin, Jr.

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1882

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1883

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Augustus Summerfield Merrimon

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1884

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1885

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1887

Joseph Jonathan Davis

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1888

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1889

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Augustus Summerfield Merrimon

James Edward Shepherd

Alphonso Calhoun Avery

Walter McKenzie Clark

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1890

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1891

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1892

James Cameron MacRae

Armistead Burwell

James Edward Shepherd

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1893

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1894

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1895

Walter Alexander Montgomery

William Turner Faircloth

David Moffatt Furches

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1896

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1897

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Robert Martin Douglas

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1898

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1900

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1901

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Charles Alston Cook 

David Moffatt Furches 

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1903

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Henry Groves Connor 

 Platt Dickinson Walker

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Walter McKenzie Clark 

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1904

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1905

William Alexander Hoke

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George Hubbard Brown

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1906

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1907

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1908

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1909

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James Smith Manning 

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1910

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1911

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William Reynolds Allen

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1912

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1914

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1920

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1921

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William Jackson Adams

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Walter Parker Stacy

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1922

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1923

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Robert Heriot Clarkson

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1924

William Alexander Hoke

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1925

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George Whitfield Connor

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Walter Parker Stacy

Lycurgus Rayner Varser

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1926

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Willis James Brogden

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1927

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1928

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1932

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1933

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1934

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Michael Schenck

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William Augustus Devin

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1936

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1937

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Maurice Victor Barnhill

John Wallace Winborne

1938

Aaron Ashley Flowers Seawell, Jr.

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1940

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1941

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1942

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Emery Byrd Denny

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1946

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1947

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1948

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Samuel James Ervin, Jr.

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1949

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1950

Jefferson Deems Johnson, Jr.

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1951

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William Augustus Devin

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1952

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Robert Hunt Parker

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1953

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1954

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Carlisle Wallace Higgins 

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William Haywood Bobbitt

Maurice Victor Barnhill

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1955

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1956

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William Blount Rodman, Jr. 

John Wallace Winborne

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1958

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1959

Clifton Leonard Moore

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1960

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1961

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1962

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Emery Byrd Denny

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Susie Marshall Sharp

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1964

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1965

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Isaac Beverly Lake

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1966

Joseph Branch

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James Willian Pless, Jr.

Robert Hunt Parker

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1967

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1968

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J. Frank Huskins

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1969

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Daniel Killian Moore

William Haywood Bobbitt

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1971

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1972

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1973

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1974

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Susie Marshall Sharp

1975

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 James Gooden Exum, Jr.

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James William Copeland

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1976

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1977

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1978

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David Maxwell Britt

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1979

Joseph Branch

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Walter Edgar Brock, Jr.

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John Phillips Carlton

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1981

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Louis B. Meyer, Jr.

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1982

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Burley Bayard Mitchell, Jr.

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Harry Corpening Martin

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1983

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Henry E. Frye

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1985

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Earl Wray Vaughn
Rhoda Bryan Billings

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1986

Willis Padgett Whichard

James Gooden Exum, Jr.

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Rhoda Bryan Billings
John Webb

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1987

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1988

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1990

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1991

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1992

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Isaac Beverly Lake, Jr.

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1993

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Sarah Elizabeth Parker

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1994

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Robert F. Orr

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1995

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Isaac Beverly Lake, Jr.

Burley Bayard Mitchell, Jr.

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1996

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1997

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1998

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James Andrew Wynn, Jr.
George L. Wainwright, Jr.

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1999

Franklin Edward Freeman, Jr.

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Mark D. Martin

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Henry E. Frye

2000

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2001

Robert Holt Edmunds, Jr. 

Isaac Beverly Lake, Jr.

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George Kenneth Butterfield, Jr.

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2003

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Edward Thomas Brady

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Paul Martin Newby

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2005

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2006

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Patricia
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Sarah Elizabeth Parker

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2007

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Robin Elizabeth Hudson

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2009

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2010

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2011

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Barbara Jackson

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2013

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Cheri Beasley

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2014

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Mark D. Martin

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2015

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Samuel James Ervin, IV

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2016

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