A. I. Ferree

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Arris Idyl Ferree (October 9, 1890 – June 19, 1965)[1] was a North Carolina Republican politician and attorney, based in Asheboro, North Carolina.

He was a graduate of the law school at Wake Forest College. He was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives at least twice, serving in the 1925 and 1943 legislatures.[2]

Ferree was the Republican nominee for Congress in North Carolina's 7th congressional district in 1928 (losing to William C. Hammer), for Congress in North Carolina's 4th congressional district in 1936 (losing to Harold D. Cooley), and for the U.S. Senate in 1944 (losing to Clyde R. Hoey).

He and his wife, Mabel, established the Ferree Foundation to provide higher educational scholarships to Randolph County students.