V. Lamar Gudger

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V. Lamar Gudger

Vonno Lamar Gudger Jr. (1919–2004) represented North Carolina's 11th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1977 to 1981. Gudger, who was born in Asheville, had several degrees from the University of North Carolina, served in the United States Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945, and subsequently became a lawyer, serving as solicitor for the state from 1952 to 1954. He was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives from 1951 to 1952 and a member of the North Carolina Senate from 1971 to 1977 before his election to the federal Congress. Following an unsuccessful 1980 reelection campaign, he served as a Buncombe County special superior court judge from 1984 to 1989. He died on August 2, 2004, in Asheville and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Roy A. Taylor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 11th congressional district

1977–1981
Succeeded by
William Martin Hendon