William B. Rodman, Jr.

Associate Justice - NC Supreme Court

Date Born: July 2, 1889

Date Died: 1976

Place Born: Washington, NC

Place Buried: Unknown

From (County): Beaufort

Party: Democrat


Associate Justice 1956-1965

William Blount Rodman, Jr. (1889-1976), also known as William B. Rodman, III (as his father was named William B. Rodman II), was a North Carolina lawyer and politician. He served as a State Senator (1937-1939), a State Representative (1950-1955), North Carolina Attorney General (1955-1956) and as an Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court (1956-1965).

He was the grandson of William B. Rodman, who was also a state Supreme Court justice.

William Blount Rodman, Jr., Democrat, was born in Washington, NC on July 2, 1889, the son of Col. William Blount Rodman and Addie Fulford. He attended Horner's Military Academy; Oak Ridge Institute; A.B. from the University of North Carolina 1910; University of North Carolina Law School. Licensed to practice law in 1911.

Lieutenant in the US Navy for the duration of World War I.

Mayor of Washington, NC 1919-1920. State Senator from the 2nd Senatorial District 1937-1939. Representative from Beaufort County in the General Assembly of 1951, 1953, and 1955. Appointed Attorney General of NC in July of 1955. Appointed Associate Justice of the NC Supreme Court in August of 1956 for the term ending December 31, 1962; re-elected for full term on November 6, 1962.

Married Helen Farnell on August 17, 1918. Five children - Capt. William B. Rodman, IV, US Navy; Mary Helen, wife of Captain John C. Hill, II, US Navy; Marcia, wife of Lt. Colonel George E. Lawrence, USMC; twin sons - George Farnell, Foreign Service, US State Department, and Edward Newton, lawyer, Washington, NC.

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