Robert Dick Douglas

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Robert Dick Douglas (1875-1960) was a North Carolina attorney who served as North Carolina Attorney General briefly in 1900-1901. He was believed to be the youngest attorney general in the state's history.

Early life and education[edit]

Robert was the first son and second child of Robert M. Douglas and Jessie Madeline Dick. He was a grandson of Sen. Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois and of Robert P. Dick, a North Carolina state Supreme Court justice. Douglas graduated from Georgetown University and "read the law" under his grandfather Dick.

Career[edit]

At the age of 25, Douglas was appointed by Gov. Daniel L. Russell to serve out the remainder of Attorney General Zeb V. Walser's term. After that he built a practice of law in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he also served as postmaster.

In 1932, Douglas gave or sold his grandfather Stephen A. Douglas's papers to the University of Chicago.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen A. Douglas and the American Union, Exhibit: 12 February - 20 June 1994, University of Chicago Library Special Collections