Emery B. Denny

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Emery B. Denny
Born (1892-11-23)November 23, 1892
Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, North Carolina
Died April 24, 1973(1973-04-24) (aged 80)
Nationality  United States
Occupation Chief Justice of North Carolina Supreme Court[1]

Emery Byrd Denny (November 23, 1892 – April 24, 1973) was an American jurist who served as an associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court from 1942 until 1962 and as chief justice of that court from 1962 until 1966.

Prior to his service on the court, he served as mayor of Gastonia from 1929 to 1937.[2] In 1940, Denny managed the successful gubernatorial campaign of J. Melville Broughton and then served as chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party.

In 1967, the retired chief justice chaired a state constitutional study commission, the work of which eventually led to the new North Carolina Constitution of 1971.[3]

Denny was a longtime supporter of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where a building was named in his honor.[4]

Legal offices
Preceded by
J. Wallace Winborne
Chief Justice of North Carolina Supreme Court
1962 - 1966
Succeeded by
R. Hunt Parker