John M. Faison

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John Miller Faison (born April 17, 1862 near Faison, Duplin County, N.C.) was a Representative from North Carolina. He attended Faison Male Academy, and was graduated from Davidson College, North Carolina, in 1883; studied medicine at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; completed a postgraduate medical course at New York Polyclinic in 1885, and commenced practice at Faison, N.C., the same year; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State and county Democratic executive committee 1898-1906; member of the North Carolina Jamestown Exposition Commission; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses (March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1915); was not a candidate for reelection in 1914; died in Faison, N.C., April 21, 1915; interment in Faison Cemetery.

Faison was one of five candidates for the Democratic nomination in 1910, including the incumbent, Charles R. Thomas. After 446 ballots in which no candidate received the necessary majority, Dr. Faison was nominated on the 447th ballot.[1]


  • United States Congress. "John M. Faison (id: F000008)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  1. ^ "Dr. Faison Nominated on 447th Ballot", New York Times, July 7, 1910, p5

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles R. Thomas
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
George E. Hood