Needham B. Broughton

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Needham Bryant Broughton (1848–1914) was a wealthy businessman and politician in Raleigh, North Carolina in the 19th and early 20th centuries. He owned a prosperous printing business. Broughton was a large contributor to and supporter of the Wake County Public Schools. Needham B. Broughton High School was named in his honor.

Broughton served on the state Board of Agriculture in the 1890s [1] and as a state senator [2] in 1901-1902.[3] He was active in the Baptist church, and served as a trustee of Wake Forest College and of Meredith College.

Broughton is buried in the Historic Oakwood Cemetery of downtown Raleigh.

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  1. ^ North Carolina and Its Resources
  2. ^ Haley, John H. (1987). Charles N. Hunter and Race Relations in North Carolina. UNC Press. p. 132. ISBN 978-0-8078-5061-9. 
  3. ^ NC Manual of 1913