Jean R. Preston
|Jean R. Preston|
|Member of the North Carolina Senate
from the 2nd district
|Preceded by||Scott Thomas|
|Succeeded by||Norman W. Sanderson|
|Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives|
|Preceded by||Bruce Etheridge|
|Succeeded by||Pat McElraft|
May 25, 1935|
Snow Hill, North Carolina
|Died||January 10, 2013
|Residence||Emerald Isle, North Carolina|
|Alma mater||East Carolina University|
Jean Rouse Preston (May 25, 1935 – January 10, 2013) served for 20 years in the North Carolina General Assembly, including seven terms in the North Carolina House of Representatives and three in the North Carolina Senate. She retired in 2012 when she was the Joint Republican Caucus Leader and Senator representing the state's second district, including constituents in Carteret county. She also served as co-chair of the Education/Higher Education and the Appropriations Education/Higher Education Committees. She was a retired educator from Emerald Isle, North Carolina. Preston died in 2013 at age 77.
Early life and education
Preston was born on May 25, 1935, in Snow Hill, North Carolina. Her parents were Marvin Wayne Rouse and the former Emma Mae Kearney. She graduated from Snow Hill High School in 1953 and then attended Flora MacDonald College for a couple of years before graduating with a B.S. degree and in Business Education from East Carolina University in 1957. She later returned to ECU to receive her M.A. in Education in 1973.
- "Standing Committee Assignments, 2011-2012 season". North Carolina General Assembly. Retrieved 17 March 2011.
- Retired state Sen. Jean Preston dead at 77
- "Jean Rouse Preston's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- *North Carolina Manual 2009–2010. Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina Secretary of State. 2011. p. 321. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
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